Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann came into being, in County Westmeath in Ireland. The reason flowed from concern, by some Irish traditional musicians, for the disappearance of Irish music. In 1951 a standing committee of Cumann Ceoltóirí Éireann, “Company of Irish Musicians” was established and morphed into Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in the following year, 1952. Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in translation means: “Society of Musicians of Ireland” and is normally referred to as “Comhaltas.”
To promote traditional Irish music;
- To revive the playing of both the Harp and the Uilleann Pipes;
- To promote traditional Irish dancing; and,
- To promote the knowledge and the use of Irish language.
- Ceol traidisiúnta na hÉireann a chur chun cinn
- Athbheochan na Cláirsí agus na bPíb Uilleann
- Damhsa traidisiúnta na hÉireann a chur chun cinn
- Eolas agus úsáid na Gaeilge a chothú.