In Vicoria Ward there are twelve members of the Liverpool Comhaltas based at St Michael’s Social Club, Everton. The group is dedicated to preserving and performing irish music and song. They hold regular sessions in the Centre and around Merseyside. There is also a young persons Ceilidh band and volunteers offer free training on folk instruments.
Here are Two jigs on Piano Accordion, from John O’Hare, accompanied by my son Chris Roche on the Piano. Both are members of Liverpool Comhaltas Ceilidh Band.
For more information on the Liverpool Comhaltas CLICK HERE
Chris travelled to Cavan in Ireland last year to compete in the “2012 All-Ireland” Irish music & singing 2012 All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil
Chris gained the Silver medal in the 16-18 singing competition against stiff opposition. A young man from Kerry; the previous years winner, won the Gold.
Chris also won a gold and a large trophy (The May Taylor Memorial) in the British Fleadh Cheoil held in Leicester in September.
Chris is currently completing a Music Technology course in KGV college Southport and is undertaking auditions for a University place in either LIPA Liverpool, SAE Liverpool or UCLAN in Preston where he will study Sound Engineering for either a BA or BSc.
Chris is also in training with the Liverpool Guide Dogs Association in preparation for working with a Guide Dog.