Trad. Music open sessions every Thursday evening, doors open at 6:30 pm.

Pub Grub always available for purchase.  


Hello folks,

Please feel free to share this email with anyone who might be interested.

I have attached a sheet with information on Winnipeg's new School of Traditional Irish Music & Arts.

We hope that you will find something here that interests you.....maybe a fun Winter project to improve your skills, or to learn new ones!

TUES SEPT 17TH 7pm to 9pm: An ORIENTATION/REGISTRATION AND IRISH MUSIC SESSION will be at the Irish Club 654 Erin Street.

The bar will be open, so drop in to find out about the Music School, have a pint, listen to and/or join in the Irish music session - Everyone welcome!!!

Advance registration for classes or reserving your private lesson time can also be done now, by contacting me by email.




Term 1 Oct-Jan (8 classes/lessons) Term 2 Feb-May (8 classes/lessons)

August 2019

Hello and welcome!

Working with the Irish Association of MB, and in accordance with our CCE mission statement to preserve and promote Irish Traditional Music, Comhaltas Winnipeg (CCE) is excited to present a CCE School of Irish Traditional Music & Arts at the Irish Club starting this October 2019. Group Classes, Private Lessons and Coached Sessions will be available for children & adults on the first and third Saturdays of each month, as well as the first and third Tuesdays of each month (exception is Tues March 24 as there are no lessons on Mar 17th, St. Patrick's Day) Professional and experienced instructors provide a friendly and encouraging learning environment for all ages and abilities. Learn for fun, for exam preparation, for performance opportunities. For information and/or to register contact us at:

Email: [email protected] or Cell: 204-894-4499 Thank you!


Susan Hammer Chair Comhaltas Winnipeg

B. Music; TTCT (Teastas i dTeagasc Ceolta Tíre: Irish Traditional Music Teacher Diploma, CCE Ireland)

DATES OF CLASSES & LESSONS 2019-20 Tuesday Evenings: TERM 1 Oct 1, 15 Nov 5, 19 Dec 3, 17 Jan 7, 21 TERM 2 Feb 4, 18 Mar 3, 24 Apr 7, 21 May 5, 19 Saturday Daytime: TERM 1 Oct: 5, 19 Nov 2, 16 Dec 7, 21 Jan 4, 18 TERM 2 Feb 1, 15 Mar 7, 21 Apr 4, 18 May 2, 16

Group Classes Schedule


5:30pm (30mins) Children's Whistle Class For ages 5-10 ($40/TERM)

6pm (30 mins) Children's Bodhran Class ages 5-10 ($40/TERM)

6:30-7:30pm (60mins) Adults & ages 11+ Class: Irish Session Tunes By Ear ($80/TERM)

7:30-9pm Adults & ages 11+ Coached Slow Session

Coached Slow Session is FREE to students registered in any of our other programs or $5/drop-in per week.


9:30am Introduction to Whistle Basics ($40/TERM)

10am-11am (60min) Adult & Teens Class Whistle Skill development & Tunes ($80/TERM)

11am (30 min) Introduction to Bodhran Basics ($40/TERM)

11:30 - 12:30 Adults & Teens Bodhran Class Skill & Style Development ($80/TERM)

12:30-1:30pm Adults & Teens Introduction to Learning Music By Ear - skill development for all instruments ($80/TERM)

1:30 - 2:30pm Introduction to CEILI BAND Class for all instruments & levels. Learn Tunes, drones, chords, arrangements & more ($80/TERM)

TUITION FEES for CCE or IAM members *

Payable to Comhaltas Winnipeg, paid by the term

Private Lessons:

$20/half hour = $160/term $40/full hour = $320/term

Group Classes:

Children's Group Classes $5/half hour = $40/Term

Adult Group Classes: $10/hour = $80/Term

* Not a member of CCE or IAM? Contact us for non-member tuition fees or membership information.

WINNIPEG IRISHFEST 2019 Saturday September 21st

We are looking for volunteers interested in sharing their talents with the general public during the daytime Show & Tell Demonstrations, Beginner Workshops, Sessions etc. Possible ideas - Show & Tell of your instrument; An introductory workshop in your instrument; A hands-on instructional workshop of your art or craft; Leading and/or playing in Sessions; Show & Tell Dance; Introductory Singing Workshop; Children's craft; etc....etc....suggestions??? CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

ALSO: Volunteers to help set up, clean-up, direct people or answer questions; sell evening concert tickets etc.

Please read the info below and get back to me ASAP to let me know what you would be interested in volunteering to do.




WINNIPEG IRISHFEST 2019 Saturday September 21st

Crescent Ft Rouge United Church 525 Wardlaw (at Nassau St N)

11am to 4:30pm Free family-friendly workshops, demonstrations, sessions

7pm Concert Tickets $15 (under 16yrs free)

This year we are trying something new with our annual Winnipeg Irish Festival (aka Irishfest).

We are designing the festival to be a community-building and audience-development event,

with free public workshops, demonstrations and sessions during the day

and an evening concert showcasing some of our very best local performers.

All activities will take place in the Sanctuary of the church to maximize public exposure and participation.