Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

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COMHALTAS CEOLTÓIRÍ ÉIREANN (An Comhaltas),based in Dublin, was set up in 1951 to promote Irish culture,

including traditional music, song, dancing and language. There are over 400 branches throughout the world


COMHALTAS CANBERRA BRANCH(incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory) was re-established in September

2019, based in the Canberra Irish Club. Our focus is:

  • Enrolment of traditional musicians (both vocal and instrumental), traditional dancers and supporters of the aims and objectives of An Comhaltas
  • Holding sessions and cultural events for the entertainment of our members and the local Irish communites
  • Facilitating the learning of Irish traditional music, singing, dancing and language by our members
  • Spreading information about An Comhaltas and its activities


MEMBERSHIP, from $20 per year, is open to anyone supporting the objectives of An Comhaltas.  Inquiries to


PLANNED EVENTS 2022- St Brigid's Day - 1 February; Bealtaine - 1 May; Lúnasa - 1 August and  Oíche Shamhna (Hallowe'en)/Samhain - 31 October. Reduced admission rates for members.


Regular last Sunday of the month music and song session