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Portlaoise Comhaltas branch announce plans to bring the music back

Portlaoise Comhaltas
Portlaoise Comhaltas

After months and months of Covid-19 shut down – the music is coming back.

The Portlaoise Comhaltas branch have announced that activities and classes for all ages will resume shortly.

The committee and teachers are drafting a timetable which will be confirmed in the next few days.

Covid regulations and the Comhaltas code of practice will be followed to ensure safety of all attending.

Management and Staff at St Francis’ new school on Borris Road have generously made the premises available.

“The facility is amazing” says Comhaltas chairman PJ Phelan.

“Rooms are so well ventilated with medical grade air purification systems, sanitising stations and temperature monitoring, you couldn’t ask for more.”

Portlaoise Comhaltas facilitates a team of expert tutors to provide classes for all types of musical instruments suitable for playing traditional music.

Some years ago, with the help of Laois Partnership, the branch acquired an instrument bank so that students who show promise can try some high quality instruments before committing to a long-term study of items such as Harp, Uilleann Pipes, flute etc.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.