Leithinis Donabate Portrane CCE would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new and existing members who started or resumed traditional Irish music lessons on the 25th of January in Button Accordion, Tin whistle, Banjo, Bodhran and Fiddle. We are also now running classes in Flute for adults and children who are already proficient in Tin Whistle. Due to Covid19 our lessons will be held over Zoom until Government restrictions are lifted.Founded in 2019, we are Dublin’s newest branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and are committed to the promotion of traditional Irish music and culture on the Donabate Portrane Peninsula. We have come along way since our first meeting. We secured teaching rooms in the Donabate Portrane Educate Together National School (pre covid) and now have over 50 students of all ages, excellent teachers who teach in a friendly and relaxed manner, a website www.leithinis.com and an instrument bank. We have held a number of successful fund raising events, have held slow and fast sessions (pre covid) in the Parish hall and Keelings, and we have our very own music book courtesy of Eamonn Galldubh our Music Director. In addition we have received various grants from Fingal County Council which enabled us to buy sanitising equipment as well as a PA system and gazebo for when our face to face classes resume.