Welcome to the blog of the Ottawa Irish Arts. We are a branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCE). CCE is an international organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of traditional Irish music, dance, language and culture.
The Ottawa Branch was founded in 1975.
Welcome - Failte Romhat!
When the translation is provided submissions to the blog will be published in both English and Irish. Please send submissions to the webmaster address shown at the very top of the blog. Please visit us often. This blog is the companion of the Ottawa Comhaltas website: http://www.ottawacomhaltas.com/
Beidh poist a fhoilsiú i mBéarla agus i nGaeilge nuair is féidir. Tabhair cuairt orainn go minic. Is é seo an blag an compánach an láithreán gréasáin Comhaltas Ottawa: http://www.ottawacomhaltas.com/
Fleadh Nua celebrates its Ruby Anniversary in the town of Ennis from 18th to 26th May, 2014. For further information please see our website http://www.fleadhnua.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. It would be mighty if you could join us at the Fleadh.
Inis, Co. Chláir, 18-26 Bealtaine 2014
Tá 40 bliain in Inis á cheiliúradh ag an bhFleadh Nua ó 18 go dtí 26 Bealtaine, 2014. Tá tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ar http://www.fleadhnua.com nó lean orainn ar Facebook nó Twitter. Bheadh sé togha dá mbeifeá linn ag an bhFleadh.
Rory Casey O.C.P. / P.R.O. Coiste Fleadh Nua
For those of you who do not know what aFleadh Nua is, a Fleadh Nua is a "New
Festival," a festival of Irish culture. According to Wikipedia, the Fleadh's purpose
is to promote Irish traditional music and culture. Activities include music
concerts, céilithe (dances), dance workshops and street entertainment. The
Fleadh Nua is noted for its innovative approach to the presentation of Irish
In Ireland and other countries, a folk music revival has been gong on since the beginning of the 20th century. Many musicians have sought to draw on the original sources of folklore traditions as a way of renewing their own art, but this “renewal” is not always geared to preserving traditional culture before its disappearance.
In central Europe, Endre Abkarovits (citation below) wrote a very interesting paper in which he compares both the Irish and Hungarian folk music revival; both countries have covered similar paths in pursuit of “preserving” their musical culture in the latter part of the 20th century.
A video of Hungarian folk dances, shows a musician on stage walking around with a set of elbow pipes, reminiscent of the Irish “píobaí uilleann” (see 05:10 mark). http://youtu.be/BXGovKBEaHo In you want to explore a plethora of Irish songs in Gaeilge, lyrics in Irish (with English translation) and the audio, check: http://www.songsinirish.com