Féile na Samhna 2015
Oct16

Féile na Samhna 2015

The 5th annual Féile na Samhna will take place in Swinford during the October bank holiday weekend (October 24th to 26th). Singing workshops Singing workshops for adults and children will take place on Saturday morning from 11am to 1pm.  Séamus and Úna MacMathúna will teach adults and older teens in Teach Ui Chonaill (opposite AIB on Main Street) and Emily Rooney will teach children and younger teens in Swinford NS. The workshops are...

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Mayo Fleadh Cheoil Notes & Programme of Events
May04

Mayo Fleadh Cheoil Notes & Programme of Events

Special Guests for Mayo Fleadh Cheoil in Swinford Two special guests have been invited to Swinford to help get the Fleadh off to a great start. Tadhg MacDhonnagáin will be guest of honour at the Oíche Amhránaíochta – an evening of singing, storytelling and recitation on Thursday 7th May at 8:30pm in Mellett’s on Market Street and Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell is our special guest who will open the Fleadh on Friday 8th May at 7.30pm...

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Official Launch of “The Rose in the Heather” CD
Dec02

Official Launch of “The Rose in the Heather” CD

Come along to the Official Launch of “The Rose in the Heather” CD in the Gateway Hotel On Saturday 6th December at 9pm in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford, the Michael Davitt Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will host the official launch of a new CD of traditional music entitled “The Rose in the Heather”. This CD showcases some of the finest and varied selections of the music of South Sligo. Featured on the CD are the...

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Féile na Samhna 2014
Oct14

Féile na Samhna 2014

The 4th annual Féile na Samhna will take place in Swinford during the October bank holiday weekend (October 24th to 27th) This year’s theme is The Rambling House Here is a list of events that you can look forward at this years Féile na Samhna -: Friday 24th October : Traditional Sessions will take place during the night in pubs around the town. Saturday 25th October : 11.00am to 1.00pm : Singing workshop for children and young people...

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Swinford Groups Seeking New Members
Sep09

Swinford Groups Seeking New Members

Busy times ahead for Michael Davitt Branch CCE! Branch  Music Classes are being organised and will be starting soon. We will have details of these next week.  Activities are being planned for National Culture Night on September 19th and plans are at an advanced stage for our annual Féile na Samhna. The Féile takes place this year from Oct 24th to Oct 27th (Bank holiday weekend). We are looking forward to singing workshops with Séamus...

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Third Mayo Fleadh in a row for Swinford
Jun07

Third Mayo Fleadh in a row for Swinford

The last notes of Fleadh Cheoil Mhaigh Eo 2014 still echoed as the announcement was made that Swinford’s Comhaltas branch will again host the event in 2015. The 2014 Fleadh was an unqualified success – on Sat. 10th and Sun. 11th of May the local schools accomodated the hundreds of juniorand senior competitors who played their tunes and sang their songs to the experienced ear of the adjudicators. The grand finale on Sunday...

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