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Monaghan was honoured that a performance of the touring Comhaltas Concert was booked for Emyvlae Leisure Centre thanks to the Emyvale Branch of Comhaltas. It happened on Saturday night October 13th and a full house enjoyed a varied programme of Irish music, song and dance performed by people who are among the cream of Comhaltas performers in the country. This was one of the venues in the 14 performances round Ireland, which began on Oct 7th and will finish on October 20th in Clontarf. One big attraction for Emyvale was the fact that Cathy Kirke, from Clones and a members of the Emyvale Branch is one of the 17 performers in the Comhaltas tour this year, which is entitled Macalla na hEireann. Cathy is son of Joe and Mary, nee McQuaid (Emyvale) and niece of Gerard McQuaid, Emyvale. Gerard and Mary brought Comhaltas to Emyvale some decades ago and were it not for their commitment, interest, guidance and tutoring the Emyvale Branch would not have been formed and survived. Over the yeasr the local CCE has brought many awards to the county and the talents of so many were discovered and developed by Gerard and Mary. In his introduction to the Concert current Chairman of Emyvale CCE, Fabian Murphy, paid tribute to the McQuaids for their work and successes. The Concert, under the direction of Tour Manager, Eddie Murphy, was a terrific blend to music played on a variety of instruments, songs from Sean-nós to more modern as Gaeilge agus as Bearla, and dance including Sean-nós, traditional Irish soft and hard shoe. There were a number of highlights as when the well-known singer Nora Butler sang and of course when Cathy led the performance on Bodhran. The audience got into the spirit of the night and responded with gusto and loud applause for the performances and enjoyed a cuppa at the interval. Top prize in the Raffle was a beautiful piece of Cavan Crystal and that was won by Susan Corrigan. All in all it was a great night of entertainment. 
Monaghan was honoured that a performance of the touring Comhaltas Concert was booked for Emyvlae Leisure Centre thanks to the Emyvale Branch of Comhaltas. It happened on Saturday night October 13th and a full house enjoyed a varied programme of Irish music, song and dance performed by people who are among the cream of Comhaltas performers in the country. This was one of the venues in the 14 performances round Ireland, which began on Oct 7th and will finish on October 20th in Clontarf. One big attraction for Emyvale was the fact that Cathy Kirke, from Clones and a members of the Emyvale Branch is one of the 17 performers in the Comhaltas tour this year, which is entitled Macalla na hEireann. Cathy is son of Joe and Mary, nee McQuaid (Emyvale) and niece of Gerard McQuaid, Emyvale. Gerard and Mary brought Comhaltas to Emyvale some decades ago and were it not for their commitment, interest, guidance and tutoring the Emyvale Branch would not have been formed and survived. Over the yeasr the local CCE has brought many awards to the county and the talents of so many were discovered and developed by Gerard and Mary. In his introduction to the Concert current Chairman of Emyvale CCE, Fabian Murphy, paid tribute to the McQuaids for their work and successes. The Concert, under the direction of Tour Manager, Eddie Murphy, was a terrific blend to music played on a variety of instruments, songs from Sean-nós to more modern as Gaeilge agus as Bearla, and dance including Sean-nós, traditional Irish soft and hard shoe. There were a number of highlights as when the well-known singer Nora Butler sang and of course when Cathy led the performance on Bodhran. The audience got into the spirit of the night and responded with gusto and loud applause for the performances and enjoyed a cuppa at the interval. Top prize in the Raffle was a beautiful piece of Cavan Crystal and that was won by Susan Corrigan. All in all it was a great night of entertainment. 
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Comhaltas Concert:        Some of Concert Audience.. HERE
Monaghan was honoured that a performance of the touring Comhaltas Concert was booked for Emyvlae Leisure Centre thanks to the Emyvale Branch of Comhaltas. It happened on Saturday night October 13th and a full house enjoyed a varied programme of Irish music, song and dance performed by people who are among the cream of Comhaltas performers in the country. This was one of the venues in the 14 performances round Ireland, which began on Oct 7th and will finish on October 20th in Clontarf. One big attraction for Emyvale was the fact that Cathy Kirke, from Clones and a members of the Emyvale Branch is one of the 17 performers in the Comhaltas tour this year, which is entitled Macalla na hEireann. Cathy is son of Joe and Mary, nee McQuaid (Emyvale) and niece of Gerard McQuaid, Emyvale. Gerard and Mary brought Comhaltas to Emyvale some decades ago and were it not for their commitment, interest, guidance and tutoring the Emyvale Branch would not have been formed and survived. Over the yeasr the local CCE has brought many awards to the county and the talents of so many were discovered and developed by Gerard and Mary. In his introduction to the Concert current Chairman of Emyvale CCE, Fabian Murphy, paid tribute to the McQuaids for their work and successes. The Concert, under the direction of Tour Manager, Eddie Murphy, was a terrific blend to music played on a variety of instruments, songs from Sean-nós to more modern as Gaeilge agus as Bearla, and dance including Sean-nós, traditional Irish soft and hard shoe. There were a number of highlights as when the well-known singer Nora Butler sang and of course when Cathy led the performance on Bodhran. The audience got into the spirit of the night and responded with gusto and loud applause for the performances and enjoyed a cuppa at the interval. Top prize in the Raffle was a beautiful piece of Cavan Crystal and that was won by Susan Corrigan. All in all it was a great night of entertainment.