Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. We’re a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world, and as you can read in our history we’ve been working for the cause of Irish music since the middle of the last century (1951 to be precise). Our efforts continue with increasing zeal as the movement launches itself into the 21st century.
The Comhaltas movement is organised into local branches, where most activities and classes take place. Branches are organised into regions (counties, in Ireland), and regions into provinces. Comhaltas Regional Resource Centres also provide additional services and facilities in their areas.
Founded in 1987, they provide music and sean-nós dance classes each Thursday evening from 7 p.m. at St. John’s Senior School, Kilkenny from September to May. Summer Entertainment Show with Ceoltoiri Kilkenny at Kilkenny Castle each Wednesday evening from June - August. And they organise many tours abroad with their junior and senior performing groups and music class pupils.