5th November – Ceili with Marie Brouder and the Comhaltas Musicians, Ringwood East

Join Marie Brouder and the Comhaltas musicians at the Victorian Folk Music Clubs monthly dance.

The VFMC has a family dance on the 5th of November. The dances this month are called by Marie Brouder and the music will be supplied by Joan and Ray Mundy leading Comhaltas musicians. Everyone is welcome, All dances called and suitable for all ages.
$12 adults, members (of VFMC) $10, kids u16 with an adult are free. 

8pm to 11pm

Light supper provided. 
The venue is the Senior Citizens Hall, Laurence Gve., Ringwood East.



Melbourne Comhaltas Irish Set Dancing & Music Weekend 2016

MAIRÉAD CASEY, a well known Irish sean nós dancer and Irish set dancing teacher from Co.Longford in Ireland, will be performing and doing workMelbourne 2016 Dance weekend postershops from 17th- 19th June 2016. See more about Mairéad below.

Melbourne Comhaltas  is also pleased to announce that we have collaborated with the National Celtic Festival for 2016 where Mairead will also be teaching and performing on the 10th-13th June 2016.

WEEKEND MAIN VENUE: St. Martin de Porres Parish Hall,  158 Military Rd., Avondale Heights (Melways Reference: 27 E5).

BOOKING FORM  with all details & costs is here – CLICK THIS LINK

OUTLINE PROGRAM so far ( mid-May 2016)
FRIDAY 17th June 2016: 7.00pm : Meet & Greet evening in the Quiet Man Irish Pub. Meal bookings necessary. Plenty of chat, eating and dancing!!

SATURDAY 18th June 2016
VENUE: St. Martin de Porres Parish Hall 158 Military Rd, Avondale Heights
Registration: 9.00am

9.30am:         Irish set dancing & sean nós workshops
1.00pm          BBQ Lunch
2.00pm:         Irish set dancing workshops
5.00pm:         Evening meal at the local RSL.  Bookings necessary

7.30pm:         Irish céilí with the Comhaltas musicians and special guest Paddy Fitzgerald (mighty music)

SUNDAY 19th June 2016
VENUE:       St. Martin de Porres Parish Hall,  158 Military Rd, Avondale Heights
10.00am:      Irish set dancing & sean nós workshops
1.00pm:        Lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches
2-4.00pm:     Farewell céilí

5.00pm Informal farewell gathering at the home of Dee & Pearse in Avondale Heights

Melbourne Comhaltas is delighed to welcome Mairead Casey to lead our set dancing workshops.Hailing from Newtowncashel, Co..Longford, Mairead grew up in a very musical family and has been dancing all her life.
She began teaching set dancing and sean nos dancing in 1996 with Mick Mulkerrin. In addition to teaching at the Willie Clancy Festival, Mairead has led workshops all over Europe, England Scotland , Ireland, America and Canada. She has also danced at many concerts, including for The Chieftains.

Email Mary McBride 03 9435 4435
Email Jo O’Reilly  0428 564 266

PLEASE NOTE: From 2016, the Melbourne Comhaltas weekend will be held every June and not August as in previous years.

Monthly Irish Dancing/Music Session

Our sessions are still up and running on the first and third Wednesday of each month with Joan and Ray Mundy.  The first Wednesday is musicians and dancers and the third Wednesday is musicians only as the dancers have a class on that night.

The musicians are doing well and looking forward to playing at an Irish night in Ringwood Folk Club on Saturday May 3rd.