Come and check out one of these monthly Irish music sessions in Saskatoon. Sit and listen, or bring an instrument and join in. You're in for a good time no matter what!
These sessions are for musicians at all levels, for singers, for dancers, and for the enjoyment of anyone who chooses to come. These are not "open stages" for individual performers but are sessions for playing music as a general group, learning new tunes, and good company. If you're new to the sessions and interested in joining in, there are some tips for getting started here.
2605 Broadway Ave. South
This is our "slow session" - geared toward beginners or those trying to get back into it, we'll slow things down, repeat the pieces more than the usual number of times... whatever works to help more players out to enjoy the sessions with us. Seasoned session musicians are welcome to come, too, and not only share their talent and expertise with newer musicians but also learn a few more tunes themselves so that we can expand what has become "standard" session repertoire! Bring your instrument and join in the fun!
This is an opportunity to come and see what Comhaltas is all about. We are always looking for new members! The Annual General Meeting is held in September or October of each year.
Ceilis are parties featuring live traditional music and Irish social dancing (ceili dancing) which can be learned on the floor. Ceilis are held whenever there is enough interest; usually there are at least two each year: one in autumn and one in spring.
Concerts include performances by local musicians, by out-of-town performers, and periodically the "Echoes of Erin" North American tour of champion musicians and dancers from Ireland.
Some of the musicians that gather at Comhaltas sessions also play professionally and accept performance bookings. Click here for more information.
Some of the musicians that gather at Comhaltas sessions also offer instruction in the playing of various instruments. Click here for more information.