Amairgin the Gael is the only branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Wales. Our teaching is based in Newport and we perform at various venues in the surrounding area.
Belfast based Irish Traditional Music band and old friends of Amairgin the Gael Craobh Rua will be playing in Dempsey's Bar on Saturday October 26th at 8:00 p.m.
Craobh Rua's music has delighted audiences and earned them wide acclaim and recognition and they are now regarded around the world as one of the finest ambassadors of Irish Traditional Music. Craobh Rua’s impeccable musicians bring their own individual experience to the group and fuse their talents to bring life to a wide array of instruments such as banjo, mandolin, fiddle, uilleann pipes, flute, tin whistle, guitar and vocals. Craobh Rua takes a refreshing, unpretentious but uncommonly skilled run at some of the greatest music in the world.
The concert will start at 8:00 p.m., tickets £10.00. Please contact us to book.
Amairgin the Gael CCE Newport were invited to visit Kildare to share in their County Board Fleadh and to take part in The Gathering 2013. This event took place in Leixlip, Co Kildare, home to the Craobh Beartla UI Fhlatharta Branch, between 26th & 28th April 2013.
Nine members from the only Welsh CCE branch travelled by car, boat and airplane for the event this included Noreen Johnstone (ATG Secretary) Sean Keane (a native of Leixlip now living in Newport) Liz & Willie Cowan, Marianne & Pete McAleer, Steffan & Linda Evans and Paige Woodward. Their initial welcome from Nuala & Martin Keane (Sean's Mam & Dad) made them feel more like old friends returning for a visit rather than strangers meeting for the first time.