Family céilí and Comhaltas’s 60th celebrations

Families and friends dancing at the annual ceili (c) Bob Edwards
Families and friends dancing at the annual ceili (c) Bob Edwards
Family céilí and Comhaltas’s 60th celebrations 29Oct

A time to unwind, be with friends and family and celebrate the breadth of Irish culture in this afternoon of music, song, dance, food and drink. A perfect time to reconnect with your loved ones, your (or another) culture and plan your next trip to the Island of Ireland!

The Family Céilí is one of the most popular family events at the Liverpool Irish Festival and this year returns, at a new location which welcomes families to join Liverpool Comhaltas in the spiritual home of the Irish community on Merseyside, the Liverpool Irish Centre (6 Boundary Lane, Liverpool L6 5JG). Bring family, friends and your dancing feet to join the fun and have a go a learning some Irish céilí dances, complete with live music from Liverpool Comhaltas. No previous experience is necessary as full instructions will be given, from a great dance caller.

This event also celebrates 60 years since the establishment of the Liverpool Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. For those in our readership who don’t know, Comhaltas is a cultural movement concerned with the promotion and preservation of the music, dance and language of Ireland. As the world grows more complex, it is more important than ever to take a strong stand in maintaining a living folk tradition. Thus, celebrating 60 years of the Liverpool Branch, which has been instrumental in maintaining the tradition of Irish music teaching, playing and appreciation here and away from the city, is incredibly important and we welcome you to join in.

To find out more about Liverpool Comhaltas and its bunreacht (constitution) visit its Facebook page @Comhaltas.Liverpool

This event is organised by Liverpool Comhaltas and the Liverpool Irish Centre in partnership with the Liverpool Irish Festival and forms part of a wider family weekend, which includes the Family Day at the Museum.

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29 October 2017


Liverpool Irish Centre (formerly ‘St Michael’s’)
6 Boundary Lane
L6 5JG