WHY COMHALTAS BHRÉ
OPEN MUSICAL RUNWAY
We instil confidence in all our learners and encourage everyone to share and grow musically. We guide both learner and instrument together along their own journey and runway within the traditions until they learn to fly by themselves.
We seek first to understand, then be understood. Following the traditions, our Artist's skilfully assess & assist matching learners with instruments and accelerating development. Our Artist's greatest satisfaction is developing growth and generating intrinsic motivation for traditional Irish music in our learners.
COMMUNITY & HERITAGE
'Community' is at the heart of Comhaltas. The outputs of our branch are our cultural assets. Our outputs are our learners. Each year we enrol new learners and output our heritage to the community. We have one-to-many relationships with multiple and various partners in our community, sharing and engaging in order to achieve common goals. Our cultural assets belong to our community. They express the goal of our branch - the personality and identity of our community through our cultural heritage. We remember former generations and bridge them to new ones, emphasising that our heritage is our proud resource.
We are part of a BIG global family. The vision of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is underpinned by its branch network of which we are an active participant. We are 1 of over 420 branches in 15 countries on 4 continents. Since our incorporation, our branch leaders have nurtured organic growth by drawing upon their own passion, experience and capabilities, on our community, and on our members. Our branch is growing. Our network is growing.
Traditional Irish music is a resource that tones the brain for auditory fitness. In addition to mandatory Western music notation with tunes, our Artists use the traditional method of tune dissemination "by ear". Our learner's attention capability is sharpened and active listening is heightened. As a consequence, absorbing information in the classroom and following patterns or sequences are enhanced.