Family-Friendly ‘Trad And Folk Session’ At the Alley Theatre,Strabane

25 March 2019

The Strabane Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will be holding its monthly ‘Family Trad and Folk Session’ in the Café Area of the Alley Theatre between 2pm and 4pm on Saturday 30th March. This session is open to all families in the district and is a great chance for children and young people to get to play the tunes they are currently learning in a welcoming, public session. Learners are particularly welcome and will get lots of support when trying out their new tunes.

The inaugural Family Session in January was a huge success, and was followed up by two further family and youth sessions in the Alley, including one as part of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the town. While music will provide the backbone of the session, the Comhaltas is also looking to encourage all aspects of the Irish cultural tradition. So, if you have a dance, a poem, a song, a story, or a short 5 minute drama sketch (in either English or Irish) you’ll also be very welcome to take part in the Seisiún.

Strabane Comhaltas lessons have now commenced on Wednesday evenings in Gaelscoil Uí Dhochartaigh for children, young people and adults interested in the following: Traditional Singing (Youth) 6.30pm – 7pm; Traditional Singing (Adult) 7pm-7.45pm; Basic B/C Button Accordion (Youth) 7pm – 7.45pm; Basic B/C Button Accordion (Adult) 7.45pm – 8.30pm; Fiddle Improvers (Youth) 7pm – 7.45. The Comhaltas hopes to add to this range of classes in the time ahead.

If you are interested in further information please do not hesitate to contact strabanecomhaltas@outlook.com

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