Comhaltas Big Draw 001 (2)Tickets are now on sale for the Comhaltas Big Prize Draw – 1st prize $29,000 (30,000 Euros) plus other prizes.  Price $25 to be drawn on 5/12 December 2015.

75% of all ticket money sold by the Melbourne branch of Comhaltas goes to that branch to help with the daily running expenses of teaching, rent, catering and the yearly ceilis.

The Committee and members and friends of Melbourne Comhaltas are asking for your support in this draw. A $25 could be shared in lots of ways, family, friends, work place.

This would lessen the cost of the ticket prize and still support Comhaltas. Tickets can be purchased any Wednesday night at our Comhaltas venue at St. Philips Anglican Church Hall, Hoddle Street,  next to Collingwood Town Hall or more informationcan be obtained from Mary McBride on 9435 4435

Comhaltas Musicians at Ringwood

The Comhaltas musicians under the professional guidance of Joan and Ray Mundy will play for a ceili in the East Ringwood Folk Club on Saturday 2nd May.  Entrance is from Knaith Road, off Dublin Road. Melway 50 B8.

Come and join the Comhaltas musicians and dancers and friends for a great night.

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Comhaltas presents ‘The McCarthy Family’ in concert

Tommy McCarty 001The McCarthy family are currently touring Australia performing and showing the screening of the documentary film: ‘Handing Down the Tunes’.  The documentary covers the life of their father from his early days to his years spent in London, followed by his return to live once again in Clare.  Many of Tommy’s contemporaries, such as Joe Burke, Noel Hill, Reg Hall, Paddy Glacken and Martin Hayes also contribute to the film.

This very talented family consisting of Tommy, his wife Louise, daughter Rose and nephew Peadear, can be seen on Thursday 9th April in the Senior Citizens Centre just behind the Collingwood Town Hall.  There will be a door fee to cover expenses of hiring hall, equipment etc.

Come along and enjoy a musical night with this talented family.

More details to follow.  For more information ring Mary on 9435 4435.

St. Patrick’s Family Dance

Comhaltas will once again hold its family dance on St. Patrick’s evening 17th March from 7pm until 10.30pm.  It is at our usual venue, St. Philip’s Parish Hall, Hoddle Street, Abbotsford next door to Collingwood Town Hall.

This early starting time is to accommodate those school children who have to go to school the following day.

Come along and join in the fun.  Dress up in your stylish ‘Irish’ style and win a prize for best dressed boy or girl.

Lots of dancing, music and a beautiful supper.  All for $15 per adult, $10 for members and children FREE.

For inquiries please ring Mary McBride on 9435 4435IMG_1019-2 (3)IMG_6371