Comhaltas attracts huge numbers to Clonmel classes

Learing the tin whistle at Powerstown/Lisronagh Comhaltas  are Kevin Barry, Jessica Davis, Carly Ryan, Darragh Egan, Anna Tobin, Conor O'Loughlin, Sean Fahey, Robyn Ryan, Amy Cronin, Roisin OBrien, Allissa Kinsella.
The sound of music emanating from the confines of Ss.Peter &Paul’s school every Friday night is getting louder and louder.

The sound of music emanating from the confines of Ss.Peter &Paul’s school every Friday night is getting louder and louder.

Huge numbers have again enrolled for the start of another year of classes at the Powerstown/Lisronagh branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

Over one hundred people interested in starting or improving playing an instrument, dancing and singing have enlisted with fourteen tutors on hand to pass on the essential skills.

“We would be one of the strongest branches in the county in terms of providing a platform to learn an instrument” said Nell McCarthy, classes co-ordinator.

She is delighted with the enthusiasm shown by the public for the service and said more can be accommodated because of the excellent facilities provided by the school.

“They normally start at five years old for dancing and singing and six yeas old for learning an instrument.We have big numbers from Clonmel and people also come from Fethard,Lisronagh Cahir and other areas within a short distance of Clonmel” she said.

“It is a nice relaxing environment in which to learn how to play an instrument and there is an incredible choice now because of the range of tutors at our disposal,” said Nell.

Nell said the branch greatly appreciated the willingness of the school management to put the f acilities at their disposal.

“There are plenty of rooms in the building which is perfect as it allows each tutor to take their own class and there are other rooms available which would allow us to cater for others that wish to start,” said Nell.