Music group youngsters to perform at St Patrick’s event in Whitnash

Members of Comhaltas at the All Ireland Fleadh Finals in 2016.
Members of Comhaltas at the All Ireland Fleadh Finals in 2016.
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Irish music and dancing group Comhaltas’ Leamington branch members will perform at an event to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Whitnash on Friday March 17.

The event, including traditional music and dancing displays, will take place at the Plough and Harrow pub in Whitnash Road for the second year running with the entertainment starting at 5pm and going on until 9pm.

Over the last few years, the Irish music group have made it through the finals of the All Britain Fleadh, and onto the All Ireland finals in Sligo and Ennis.

This achievement is all the more impressive as they were up against much larger groups from elsewhere in the UK, Ireland and America.

Members of the Leamington branch are mainly from Whitnash or Warwick Gates.

Comhaltas Midland Region chairwoman Marian Dwyer said “Irish traditional music can be very uplifting, and seeing the young people playing is a joy.”

Admission to the event is free and the night will also feature Irish bingo and a raffle.

Money raised will go to support the Comhaltas group, helping the families with travel expenses to the different competition venues in the UK and Ireland.

Plough & Harrow manageress, Sigourney Gowlett said, “It is lovely when you see families and the community come together to celebrate with live music and dancing.”

Parents whose children are interested to learn more about the Irish music and dancing group and who would like to find out how to join can email comhaltas.leamingtonspa@yahoo.co.uk