CCÉ Leixlip Latest News

September, 2020

Our Culture Night Concert is now ready and waiting to be Premiere'd via Youtube at 8pm on the 18th of September.The broadcast is available here:http://www.cceleixlip.com/culturenight

August, 2020

We hope you have been keeping well during these very different times.

We have some exciting news for you! Our committee has been working very hard to ensure we can bring music, singing and dancing back to your homes, and as such, our classes will return in September!

Who can register?

Anyone can register for classes, you do not have to be a member of or become a member of CCÉ Leixlip to join our classes. Please note registration for beginners will be dealt with on a case by case basis to ensure we can follow appropriate guidelines.

When will classes resume?

Monday 14th September 2020 / Friday 18th September 2020

Where will my class take place?

  • Improver, Intermediate and Advanced classes will take place online (Google Meet), on Monday evenings.
  • Beginner /Drum classes will take place in Leixlip Parish Centre on Friday evenings. (This is subject to change and will be assessed on a case by case basis. Some classes may take place online.)


Our situation will be reviewed regularly as Goverment guidelines progress and we ask for your patience and cooperation in regard to any changes we may need to implement. We do hope to be back in the classrooms in the near future.

Our current plans have been made in the interest of our pupils, members, tutors and committee members safety.

What you need to do:

  1. Register for your classes by 9th September 2020 - here.
  2. Once registration is received by our committee, we will be in touch with an invoice including payment details and instructions.
  3. Once the registration and payment are complete - we will be in touch with further details on class times and access details for online classes.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@cceleixlip.com.

August, 2019

Our Registration night will be happening on the 9th of September from 6.30pm in Scoil Uí Dhalaigh. Please see the attached picture for all the info! Looking forward to seeing you there!

April, 2019

Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta are delighted to announce a new Sunday afternoon Céilí that we hope will become an annual event in our branch.

CCÉ Leixlip was founded by a group of dancers in 1981 and we are having a fantastic revival in Sean Nos and Set Dancing at the minute! This is why we are bringing back our Céilí, to support and help our dancing tradition to prosper!

Full details below:

  • Venue - St. Mary's GAA, Leixlip
  • Date – Sunday, 16th of June
  • Time - 3pm-6pm
  • Fear an Tí - Pat Murphy
  • Band - Beartla Ó Flaharta C.B.
  • Admission - €10


For more information please contact us at  info@cceleixlip.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cceleixlip

September, 2018

Our classes will resume on Monday evenings following our Registration and Information Evening! All of the information is in the image to the right! Bígí Linn!

November, 2017

On the 8th of December 2017, we will be hosting the fantastic Oisín Morrison and Eibhlís Ní Shúilleabháin for our Annual Christmas Recital!

Kick off the festive season with an evening of fantastic music in a beautiful setting with mulled wine, minerals, mince pies, chocolates and of course a Christmas Raffle!

Tickets: €12(€10 for CCÉ Leixlip Branch Members, Children €5)

For more information on tickets contact 087-2854709 or email us on info@cceleixlip.com

October, 2017

Due to Status Red National Weather Warning, there will be no CCÉ Leixlip Classes this evening! Stay safe, stay indoors and take out the instruments and play a tune! May we suggest "The Thrush in the Storm".

September, 2017

CCÉ Leixlip presents a night of Irish Music, Song and Dance for Kildare Culture Night, 2017.For the past number of years, CCÉ Leixlip has been involved with Culture Night and we are delighted to debut our Branch Performance Group at this year's event.The Wonderful Barn is a gorgeous historical landmark in Leixlip and a perfect intimate venue that will make you feel like you are in the middle of the stage! All culture night events are free so please share this event with everyone you think would be interested.Doors open at 7.30pm!

August, 2017

Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta will resume its classes following a registration and information evening on the 11th of September 2017. This year we are delighted to offer the following classes:

  • Tin Whistle
  • Fiddle
  • Concertina
  • Accordion
  • Piano
  • Bodhrán
  • Drums
  • Sean Nós Dancing
  • Flute
  • Harp
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin 

Registration will take place from 6.15pm to 8pm in the hall in Scoil Uí Dhalaigh, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.Click on the picture to the right to get a full size printable flyer and then stick it on the fridge! :D.Looking forward to seeing you there!Bígí Linn!!

February, 2017

The Félim Ó Raghallaigh Tribute Concert will take place on March 11th 7.30 pm in Scoil Mhuire Trim Co. Meath

Please join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening of music. Michael Rooney and June Mc Cormack are among the performing artists.

Tickets: €5 or €10
For Enquiries Call:
087 799 - 6670 or 086 382 1339

December, 2016

We are delighted to be able to host Bryan O'Leary and Colm Guilfoyle for our annual Christmas Recital.

8pm (doors 7.30pm), Friday 9th December 2016
Leixlip Parish Centre
Adults €10, Concessions €5
The night will not only featuring phenomenal music in a fun festive atmosphere but will also include a Christmas Raffle, mulled wine and minced pies.

Below is an extract from a review of Bryan and Colm's latest album "Where the bog is" - Click here to purchase the album

Both, are outstanding players. Guilfoyle and O’Leary are gifted with impeccable melodic phrasing, but what’s really interesting is how well the two articulate with each other: their ability to play unflinchingly on the same page contributes to their easy musical flow and conveys a warmth that makes the album special.

On the sound system this week is Bryan O’Leary (accordion) and Colm Guilfoyle’s (flute) new album “Where The Bog Is.” Taking its title from a quip Padraig O’Keeffe once made about the location of his own townland, “Where The Bog Is” contains 16 tracks of truly excellent Sliabh Luachra music.

Sliabh Luachra music is one of those deeply local styles that has an intense and dedicated following of fans. This album will be sure to delight, as it shows a born-in sense of the music, as both players from the region (Guilfoyle from Kilcummin and O’Leary from Tureencahill) and born to musical families. Not only did Guilfoyle’s mother and aunts all play, he learned also from local players like Padraig Buckley and Stephen Carroll. O’Leary, who was TG4’s young traditional musician of the year for 2014, is the grandson of the legendary Sliabh Luachra accordionist Johnny O’Leary and studied with the likes of Henry Cronin and Nicky McAuliffe.




September, 2016

Over the coming days we will be publishing some videos from Fleadhanna showcasing the phenomenal talent within the branch. We hope you enjoy them!Click the link to go to our video gallery -> http://www.cceleixlip.com/video

August, 2016

Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta will resume its classes following a registration and information evening on the 12th of September 2016. 

This year we are delighted to offer the following classes:

  • Tin Whistle
  • Fiddle
  • Concertina
  • Accordion
  • Piano
  • Bodhrán
  • Drums
  • Sean Nós Dancing
  • Flute
  • Harp
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin

Registration will take place from 6.15pm to 8pm in the hall in Scoil Uí Dhalaigh, Leixlip, Co. Kildare.

Click on the picture to the right to get a full size printable flyer and then stick it on the fridge! :D.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Bígí Linn!!


March, 2016

To celebrate the 1916 Rising, Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta, CCÉ Leixlip have produced a new show called ‘Memories of 1916’ featuring up to 40 musicians, dancers and singers.

The show brings the memories of the Easter Rising to audiences through the medium of Irish traditional music, song and dance and promises to be an enjoyable event for all ages.

Memories of 1916 is produced by Anna Pegley and we are delighted that our own multi All-Ireland Champion winner, Ciarán Fitzgerald is working as musical director on the project.

The performance of Memories of 1916 will take place on 8 April 2016 at 8pm in St. Mary’s GAA Club, Leixlip.

We would like to thank Kildare County Council for their support and Leixlip GAA for the use of their facilities.

Tickets are a steal at €5 and are available at the classes on Monday evenings or at info@cceleixlip.com / 083 156 9814.

January, 2016

We had a great start to our first Youth Session of 2016, with a great turnout! Remember these sessions are for the young and the young at heart so please come along no matter your age, and bring a few friends! Our next Youth Session will be on the 21st of February, in the Springfield Hotel, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. There are more photos in the gallery http://cceleixlip.com/photo-gallery/1453736444/youth-sessions-2016 and we will add more from each one!

CCÉ Leixlip's Monday evening classes will resume on the 11th of January 2016. Re-registration and the 1st class of the term will take place on the 11th.Although we generally do not have places available for beginners at this time of year (as begineers who started in September will have advanced at this stage), please let us know if you wish to start a class as a beginner and we will consult the class teacher and see if it would be possible to join.Looking forward to seeing you next week!

November, 2015

Christmas Recital 2015

On the 11th of December 2015, we will be hosting the amazing Dermot Byrne and Floriane Blancke at our Annual Christmas Recital. For more information on Dermot and Flo check out their website (http://www.dermotandflo.com/).

Tickets: €10, Concessions:€5

For more information on tickets contact 083-1569814 or email us on info@cceleixlip.com

August, 2015

CCÉ Leixlip will hold an Enrolment and Information night on the 7th of September from 6.15pm in Scoil Uí Dhalaigh, Leixlip.

This year we have expanded the number of classes and teachers in the branch and are looking forward to a fantastic year of music and dancing. All of our classes are open to all ages and all levels!

  • Tin Whistle - Elaine Clarke
  • Fiddle - Sean Keane & Philip Clarke
  • Banjo - Eoin Hackett
  • Button Accordion - Daragh Costello
  • Flute - Daithi O’Cearuill
  • Concertina - Gearoid Keane
  • Drums &Bodhran - Daire Garvin
  • Harp & Piano - Margaret Hoban
  • Sean Nos Dancing - Una Ni Fhlatharta

Classes begin on September 14th and will run for a 12 week term to Christmas.

Class Fees:

€96 for branch members
€108 for non members

Go to our downloads page to downloads a copy of this year's registration form!

We would like to wish the best of luck to all those competing at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann this weekend, especially the phenomenally talented musicians, singers and dancers that qualified from CCÉ Leixlip. Make sure to give us a shout here on Facebook and let us know when and where your competition(s) is/are and we'll be there to support you!

The competitions kick off with the 4 Hand Ladies Céilí at 10am this morning and will continue right through to Sunday evening at with the Senior Céilí Band competition starting at 7pm. The fleadh timetable is available here ->http://www.fleadhcheoil.ie/wp-content/uploads/CompTimetableFleadh2015.pdf. Make sure you check out the full events timetable(http://www.fleadhcheoil.ie/fleadh-events/2015-08/), as this weekend is sure to be the highlight of the Trad Calendar. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Sligo! Hup! Bígí Linn!!

July, 2015

Craobh Bheartla Ui Fhatharta wishes the best of luck to all those competing today especially those from CCÉ Leixlip.As there is so much happening today between competitions, gig rig, céilí and more we have put together a handy guide to your Fleadh Friday! Click on the picture and then save it somewhere handy or print it to make sure you don't miss out!

Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhaltharta will be joining in all the fantastic festivities Fleadh Laighean i Maigh Nuad. We have a gallery that will be updated daily with pictures of all the great events that have been organised! Click here to visit the gallery. If you have photos or videos to add please email them to media@cceleixlip.com. Bígí Linn!!

The phenomenal young musicians of Na Rógairí will be on the gig rig in Maynooth at 7.30pm tonight as part of the Leinster Fleadh Entertainment.

Na Rógairí recently came in 2nd place in SIANSA GAEL LINN. This is one of the country’s most prestigious competitions for young traditional Irish music and singing groups. Organised by Gael Linn with support from Foras na Gaeilge, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and Irish Music Magazine, Siansa provides a platform for talented teenage groups who aim to emulate groups such as Téada, Altan, Danú, Dervish etc. While Siansa is essentially a competition, the groups are helped and encouraged along the way by highly regarded traditional musicians. The event is run entirely through the medium of Irish.

We are looking forward to a fantastic performance as always from the group and hope to see a big gang there to support them!

Click here for a sneak preview!

Looking forward to a fantastic week of craic at the Leinster Fleadh Maynooth 2015. Some fantastic music here at the launch tonight to start off the week. More information at http://www.leinsterfleadh.ie

Leinster Fleadh 2015 Maynooth launches next Monday 6th July in the Glenroyal Hotel! We have started to plan our week around the fantastic line-up of events! Start planning your Leinster Fleadh week with the programme of events here! Bígí Linn!!

June, 2015

With less than 1 week to go until the launch of Fleadh Cheoil Laighean in Maynooth, fleadh fever is definitely starting to kick in here at Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta, CCÉ Leixlip.We have uploaded a heap of photos to our gallery going back through many fleadhanna over the years! Go to http://www.cceleixlip.com/photo-galleries to see them!

Labhras Ó Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann tonight launched the new Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta website in the Springfield Hotel. Speaking at the launch, Labhras praised the work done by the branch in Kildare for almost 35 years and referred to the massive work done by volunteers in organising traditional events promoting Irish music song and dance.With a big crowd in attendance, music was played through the night and old friends met and remembered past branch activities. A great night enjoyed by all! Scoth an cheoil agus craic den scoth

With just over 24 hours to go until the Launch of the new Craobh Bheartla Uí Fhlatharta, CCÉ Leixlip website, the crack team have their heads down! Its grammar police and spelling ninjas at the ready! We are all proofed and just about ready to go! Looking foward to the Launch on Wednesday evening! Unfortunately as the website is under wraps until the big night you may not be able to see anything more that this photo, but log on after the 24th to see amazing archive photos and videos. See what CCÉ Leixlip gets up to an much more!

Ragús - The Home Coming hits the Grand Canal Theatre on the 22nd of October this year! Make sure you have your tickets. 


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