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Comhaltas is a cultural movement preserving

the music, dance and language of Ireland

Irish traditional culture has become more popular in recent years, and the Uilleann Pipes and Harp no longer appear to be on the verge of extinction. We have a healthy network of branches, and we maintain close links with other guardians of Irish culture. To the extent that these goals have been accomplished over the years, we extend a very hearty thanks to the volunteers, teachers and leaders both within and outside the movement who have made these successes possible. However, knowing the magnitude of our task, we pledge to keep these goals foremost in our minds as we march into the uncharted territory of the 21st century.

Music and dance

The mission statement embodied in the new Comhaltas Development Program summarises our ambitions for the future as follows:

Cultural traditions should be an enriching part of the lives of Irish people everywhere, particularly our young people; they should be a living, highly visible and vibrant part of society; they should be easily accessible to all; and their unique social, cultural and economic benefits should be fully realised by communities and individuals throughout the country and in Irish communities abroad.


To find out more contact peter on

Radio Leicester

For more information contact

Peter Quinlan

Comhaltas (Leicester Branch)

126 Benskins Oval,
Thurcaston Park,

Leicester. LE4 2HT


Call 07738 767 753


Regular meetings

Sacred Heart Parish Halls

Mere Road

Leicester. LE5 3HS


Junior Irish music class

ages 6 to 18 every Monday night (school term) 7pm with tutors Carmel and John Burke. £3.50 per child (siblings £3)


Adult Irish music class (over 18's)

Monday night 7.30pm with tutor Theresa Coleman. £3.50


Traditional Irish session

Held on the first Friday of every month. Slow session from 8pm -9 pm


All of the above events are held

at the same venue.


New member are always welcome.



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