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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:

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:

Sunday 22 June 2014

Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada: Tamworth and Dún Laoghaire (Ontario) 2014

Do not miss the upcoming 2014 Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada as part of the Gaeltacht Thuaisceart An Oileáin Úir that will held both in Tamworth and at the Days Inn and Conference Centre in Kingston (Dún Laoghaire), Ontario. This Irish cultural festival runs from the 27 to 29 June 2014.

For detailed information check:

Again this year, the CCE Ottawa branch will be represented in competition by the CCE Set Dancers. The competition categories are Sean-nos dancing and singing, harp, Ceili Bands, Uilleann pipes, recitation and poetry, choir performance, etc.

Come and join us for a good craic!

Saturday 14 June 2014

42nd Scoil Éigse


Scoil Éigse 2014 Sligo 10th - 15th August
International Summer College of Irish Traditional Music Instrumental – Vocal – Dancing Workshops – Lectures – Sessions – Irish Language 

When: 10 August 2014–15 August 2014, at 3:00 pm (Irish time)
Where: Sligo
Contact: Siobhán ní Chonaráin 
Phone: +(353) 01 2800295

The 42nd Annual Scoil Éigse organised by Comhaltas this year will take place in Sligo, between 10- 15 of August, the week before the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

What is the Scoil Éigse? The Scoil Éigse is the official summer school organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann where Irish people and students from the Commonwealth (or from anywhere in the world where is a Comhaltas branch) attend to obtain a better and deeper understanding of Irish music and culture.

At the CCÉ’s annual international Summer School, students of all ages register for the various classes offered. The school provides workshops, lectures and sessions the week before the Fleadh and continues each day during the Fleadh. The emphasis of the school is in traditional music, dance, and song during the day with informal céilís and sessions each evening.

For details check the Scoil Éigse descriptive document, and the registration form.

Thursday 5 June 2014

Ceilidh at the Hill - 21 June

This worldwide ceilidh, which starts in New Zealand and concludes in Hawaii 24 hours later, is in celebration of the 20th Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow Scotland in 2014. Lively music and simple instruction will enable participants with no previous dance experience to master and enjoy the dances in no time. No kilts, no swords, no partner, no charge! Come as you are and stay for a good time. A Ceilidh is a party and you are invited!

More details here:

Come one, come all!
Bring your family and friends.

See you at the ceilidh on the Hill!

Until next time / Go dtí an chéad uair eile!