Traditional Irish Music Classes
As you are aware, the branch was unable to hold classes as normal due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Whilst some virtual classes were held, unfortunately due to ongoing restrictions, we were unable to resume face-to-face classes. This, coupled with more recent difficulties in securing some teachers and new committee members, has regrettably meant that we are unable to offer classes at this time. You might be aware that Lucan was due to host the Dublin Fleadh in 2020, but this was subsequently cancelled due to the pandemic.
The branch is holding its AGM at 8pm on Wed 26th October in Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig at 8pm. As always, and especially now, Lucan Comhaltas is asking for support on the night, and to seek support in ensuring that the branch can continue into the future.
Our committee will be stepping down having worked together to progress the Lucan branch for several years. Most of the current committee had indicated they would be stepping down 2 years ago but stayed on during covid. In order to ensure the continued running of the Lucan branch, and to build on its legacy, we are seeking interested parties to consider assisting in the formation of a new committee. It is an extremely rewarding group to be a part of, as you get to know many people in the community, foster the tradition of Irish music, dance, language and culture and develop the talent of the children and adults attending classes.
We are optimistic that, with some planning, Craobh Leamhcáin will be able to resume face to face classes in 2023/2024. However, there are many options available to the new committee in the absence of face-to-face classes, such as workshops, sessions and more. That’s for the new committee to decide. The branch is in a favourable financial position with a relatively good instrument bank. Another potential goal of the branch would be to host the Dublin Fleadh in the future (which is available to us to host next year should you want to). Any member 16 years of age and over can become an officer.
We look forward to seeing you all on the 26th October and greatly appreciate any support you can give.
Contact: email: [email protected]
Phone: 086 7269033