Newcastle CCE are holding our annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 29th November and we are currently asking all our members if they have any unused new items like tins of sweets/biscuits, toys or toiletries to donate towards the tombola stand. If so, could you please bring them along any Thursday evening or Saturday morning and give to any committee member. Many thanks.
As another new term begins I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our returning members and to the overwhelming number of new members who have joined us this year.nbsp;
As we now have so many children attending a large variety of classes it is necessary to highlight a few health and safety guidelines;
– Children must be accompanied into the lodge, sign in at the main desk and proceed to their tuition room.
– Parents/Guardians are not permitted to disturb classes.nbsp; If you have any queries, please speak to a committee member at the main desk.
– Newcastle CCÉ are NOT responsible for children/young people before, between or after classes.
– Can parents/guardians when parking be mindful of other business users here at the lodge and do NOT park in spaces reserved for those businesses.
We would like to thank you for your co-operation with the above points and hope you have an enjoyable year ahead.
Finally as you may be aware Newcastle CCE are holding our annual Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 29th November and we are currently collecting for the Tombola Stall.nbsp; Any donations of unwanted, unused gifts for example soap sets, tins of biscuits/sweets, ornaments ornbsp; cuddly toys would be greatly appreciated.
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The Newcastle CCÉ AGM will take place in the Lodge Cultural Centre, Castlewellan on Saturday 27th Sep @ 2.30pm.
All members welcome!
Registration for the year 2014/2015 @ Newcastle Comhaltas will be held in the Lodge Cultural Centre, Castlewellan on the following 3 dates.
- Thur 4th Sep, 7-9pm
- Sat 6th Sep, 10-12noon
- Thur 11th Sep, 7-9pm
It is advised if wanting to register for classes again this year you attend to register as soon as you can as places in classes can not be held. Numerous musical instruments classes catered for (including hire of instrument), singing classes, set dancing & irish language. Seniors & Juniors (must be P3 or above).
All classes are run in the Lodge Cultural Centre on Thursday evenings (4.15pm-9.15pm) and Saturday mornings (9.30am-1pm). The full class timetable will be available soon!
The attached downloadable file lists all the members representing our branch at the All Ireland Fleadh in Sligo this year. Along with their times and venues for their competitions. Please print off a copy for yourself and go along and support as many as possible
12-15 Grupa Ceoil
12-15 Ceili Band
The best of luck to our branch and the other County Down branches in the Ulster Fleadh this weekends competitions, the timetable is available for download here - http://www.ulsterfleadh.com/
The County Down Fleadh in Castlewellan yesterday was a great success with musicians from across the County proving once again that traditional music is alive and well in our wonderful County. Well done to everyone who took part and best of luck to those who have qualified for the Ulster Fleadh in Dromore (19th-27th July)
This years County Fleadh will be held in St Malachys High School Castlewellan on Saturday the 21st June. The timetable for the County Fleadh Competitions is now available, please download using link following link -> Download County Down Fleadh – Timetable (word doc)
The Dancing competitions will take place this Saturday(14th) in the Lodge, Castlewellan at 3pm.
Hope to see you all there!!!!
Friday, June 27
The Lodge, Castlewellan
This is an opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s most distinctive voices sing some great songs.
Included in his set will be his newly released single “Don’t teach me how to cry”. This follows up from his album release “Never Alone” that had 45 tracks including six new tracks and 39 tracks from his previous 8 albums.
Since returning to the circuit Sean has toured Germany and America. He will be playing all over the country during the summer. In September he will be returning to America, October he will take in Spain and England and most of November he will be in Germany. In December he will be touring Ireland with his “Christmas by the Hearth tour”. Due to the great loss of his wife Virginia in 2010 Sean did not tour for nearly four years and last year he made the decision to go back on tour and he is really enjoying his revival and getting to play in venues where he used to sing on an annual basis.
This is an opportunity to hear Sean sing “Home”, “Home away from Home”, “Exile”, “Isle of Hope”, “Paint me a picture of Ireland”, “Galway to Graceland”, “Man from Connemara”, “Like i used to do” and many more.
Sean will be joined on stage with Pat Coyne on guitar and Fergus Feeley on Mandocello. Sean also plays the tin whistle, low whistle, flute, harmonica and Uilleann pipes. His music spans many genres – Traditional, Sean nos, Country and Bluegrass.
Sean is from a very famous musical family, his grandmother was well known for collecting songs.
His father and uncle and aunts had a traditional Ceile band and played around county Galway during the fifties and sixties.