About Craobh Naithí

Craobh Naithí branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was established in 1976 and is now one of the largest and most active branches across the entire Comhaltas network.

Music classes are held each Thursday evening in St. Colmcille's Community School, Scholarstown Rd, Knocklyon, Dublin 16 from September to May.

Each week, a programme of 103 half hour classes, accommodating over 300 places, is delivered by our team of 26 excellent music teachers. Instruments taught include Tin Whistle, Flute, Fiddle, Button Accordian, Concertina, Tenor Banjo and Harp. Traditional singing is also an integral part of our class programme and we now have 4 teachers passing on the tradition to over 30 singing pupils.

In addition, weekly classes for 5 x grupaí cheoil and céilí bands are held in preparation for fleadhanna cheoil competitions and to encourage ensemble and session playing.

Craobh naithí is indebited to the Principal and board of management of St. Colmcille's Community School for allowing us the use of their facilities and for their continued support.

Craobh Naithí also acknowledges the support of our community 'partners' - Divine Word Parish Centre marley Grange, Scoil Naithí Baile an tSaoir, Pearse Museum Rathfarnham and Faughs GAA Club Templeogue - who enable us to bring traditional music into the local community.

Craobh naithí also acknowledges the financial support received from the Arts Council of Ireland which enables us to deliver Féile Naithí, our annual weekend of masterclasses, concert recitals and other traditional music events.