Melbourne Comhaltas is a vibrant, welcoming group of expats and locals who, as an organisation, have spent nearly 50yrs spreading and celebrating Irish culture through music and dance. Their shows are sure to delight and get audiences keen to give Irish ceili dancing a go. Our performances will showcase some of the groups' favourite songs and dances, and workshops will get anyone up and playing or singing- no matter their age or skill level.
St Joseph’s College Celtic band began as a small trio of teacher and students having a casual session at lunchtimes. Over the past 4 years, the group has welcomed many new members from different year levels and teaching faculties who love to play music together. Taking their inspiration from the Irish and Scottish traditions, bringing tunes learned at sessions and fiddle camps throughout the year, these musicians love to play their jigs and reels for all who care to listen!
The Scottish Gaelic Society of Victoria is a non-profit organisation consisting of members, who are keen and enthusiastic about keeping the Gaelic language alive.
The Scottish Gaelic Society of Victoria are offering two workshops -
- Scottish Gaelic Music Workshop
- Scottish Gaelic Language Workshop
Melbourne’s Kildara Centre is owned and administered by the Brigidine Sisters Victorian Community and offers a varied program for adult searchers, called “Brigid’s Well,” a peaceful conference venue and a well-equipped library. Like the wells in ancient times, which provided hospitality, healing, compassion and hope to wayfarers, “Brigid’s Well” provides a similar haven for hospitality, learning, spirituality, hope and healing for all who come.
Kildara Centre is offering three workshops on Celtic Spirituality -
- The Wisdom of the Celtic Peoples regarding Creation and Time
- The Wisdom of Brigid: A Woman of Hospitality & Justice
- The Wisdom of the Celtic Peoples regarding Law and Order and Everyday Living