FÁILTE / WELCOME
Ba mhaith linn fáilte ó chroí a chur romhaibh ar fad chuig brainse Chraobh na Mara. Táimid ag súil go mór le haithne a chur oraibh agus le bheith ag obair le chéile chun an ceol traidisiúnta a chur chun cinn i dtuaisceart Átha Cliath.
We would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to you all to North Fingal CCÉ - Craobh na Mara. We are looking forward to getting to know you all and working together to promote traditional Irish music in the North County.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Some members of our Senior Band will be invited to perform at the Bremore Market Balbriggan on Sunday the 29th of May and at the Balbriggan Summerfest on Saturday the 4th of June. Spectators and supporters are more than welcome.
We are delighted to announce that we will be co-hosting a Teen Session in conjunction with Skerries Trad Weekend on Friday the 10th of June at Skerries Harps Clubhouse. This will be the final event of the season in our popular Teen series. There will be no cover charge, and non-Members are welcome.
We held a Family session at O'Dwyers' GAA Clubhouse on Sunday 15th May. We successfully raised funds for the St. Vincent de Paul, who have been kind enough to host us at their Balbriggan premises this year.
Members are invited to join our Whatsapp group.
Please message +353 89 489 9773 to be added.
New additions to our Programme
In 2021, we received a grant from Fingal County Council/Creative Ireland to facilitate an instrument rental scheme for beginners.
We have had a great response to our Rental Scheme for Uilleann Pipes, Button Accordions, Harps, Concertinas, Flutes and Fiddles. As a result, we have added additional classes for all of these instruments.
Please use the Contact tab if you are interested in renting an instrument from our Branch Rental Scheme.
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Our students have an opportunity to participate in the SCT exams. The exams are annual graded exams in traditional Irish music. There are 12 levels from elementary to advanced performance. The exams consist of performing a selection of tunes to an experienced judge, some music theory and a discussion about the history, styles and players of traditional Irish Music . This begins at a very basic level. Registration may be done through the branch or you can also register online. Teachers can help chose a level. We are currently working the provision of theory for students who want to take the exams.
It is not necessary to take the sct exams and classes will continue as normal regardless. If you are interested, registration is strictly by January 31st. You can register by sending a private message through the contacts tab above or by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org. The exams are generally held around April/May, usually in Clasach Clontarf. You can get more information about fees etc. here