Over 30 musicians arrived in Dunloy for the closing Seisiún of Dunloy Comhaltas Centre on Saturday night with special guests John Kennedy and Sinead McGrath.
John and Sinead were two of the first tutors along with Tommy McGoldrick and Ronnie Bamber when Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Dunloy started Traditional Music Classes in 1976.
Musicians from many other Comhaltas branches in Antrim and Derry came to join in the celebrations and The Ferris School of Dancing entertained the crowd with a display of jigs and reels.
The Traditional Music Classes are moving to the newly refurbished Parish Centre in September where Comhaltas will have the use of designated rooms with new, modern facilities. The prefab building will be removed over the summer months.
Dunloy Comhaltas would like to thank all the musicians, singers and dancers who took part in the closing seisiún. It proves that the parish and region is bursting with talent and culture.
A special thanks must go to Dunloy Cúchullains GAA & CC. Comhaltas will always be grateful not only for their willingness to provide the use of their grounds but also in the various other ways their members supported us and the many other activities which took place in the Teach an Cheoil. “We would also like to thank everyone who came along to enjoy the night. A huge mention must also go to all those who worked behind the scenes and kept the show on the road. Here’s to the continued success of Dunloy CCÉ . ”Ní Neart go cur le Chéile” (together we are stronger),” said a spokesperson.