2022 was a very successful year for Leithinis Donabate Portrane CCÉ. The number of music students attending Monday evening classes in Donabate Portrane Educate Together continued to grow. Our expanded offering now includes Flute, Tin Whistle, Button Accordion, Concertina, Bodhrán, Banjo and Fiddle at beginner and improver level, for adults and children. Registrations for our Spring term are now open and places are still available. Our Friday Evening Slow Sessions hosted by Erin McGahan in Donabate Parish Hall grew in popularity throughout 2022 and offer our students the opportunity to play tunes together and build on what they have learned at class. Our students played at various events in the Parish Hall throughout the year including Fingal Inclusion Week in November and the relaunch of the Donabate Parish Hall in August attended by local community groups and representatives. Our Annual Fundraising Raffle in September, held in Donabate Town Centre, was a great success, raising funds and awareness of Leithinis CCÉ activities. The funds were used to purchase instruments which are then rented to students taking lessons at the Beginner level. The regular Traditional Music Open Sessions for experienced musicians resumed in 2022 and attracted a growing number of participants from all over the North County. These Trad Sessions are hosted by Denis Stack and take place at 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of every month and details are available on our Facebook page. We hope you enjoy these photos of our Christmas Slow Session at the Donabate Parish Hall on the 2nd December.