Following on a very successful Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will be on hand to provide a musical céad míle fáilte when Pope Francis sets foot on Irish soil.The group has over 400 branches worldwide and is the leading organisation dedicated to the preservation, development, and promotion of the Irish cultural traditions throughout the island of Ireland and worldwide.Comhaltas branches from all over Ireland will perform in the RDS Campus from Wednesday – Friday with two champion Irish dancers from Dundalk, brother and sister Oisín and Katie Lennon, making a presentation to the Pope.The traditional Irish music group, Brú Ború, will welcome Pope Francis at the airport.The group is made up of many talented musicians including the legendary button accordion maestro, Bobby Gardiner, and harpist Mary Kelly.The group has represented Ireland on many occasions internationally, entertaining the likes of the President of the United States; the Australian Prime Minister; the Sultan of Oman and the Papal Nuncio.Also, the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra will perform at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park.The group is made up of over sixty of the finest young traditional and classical musicians from 28 different counties in Ireland and from Britain…. Read full this story
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