About Us

Comhaltas in Britain is part of the worldwide Comhaltas movement.  


Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest worldwide organisation devoted to the promotion and preservation of Irish Traditional Music, Song, Dance & Language.


In Britain there are 25 branches spread throughout the country each with its own story and dynamic interpretation of Irish Culture.

Aims of Comhaltas in Britain


Comhaltas in Britain exists, for the benefit of the public, to advance Irish arts, culture and heritage and in particular, but without limitation–

(a) to promote Irish traditional music in all its forms;

(b) to promote the playing of the harp and uilleann pipes;

(c) to promote Irish traditional dancing;

(d) to promote and foster Irish traditional singing;

(e) to foster and promote the Irish language.

Provincial Council

The following people are elected members of Comhaltas chosen at our AGM in February each year to govern the organisation in Britain

Chathaoirleach (Chair)

Leaschathaoirleach (vice chair)



Public Relations Officer



Youth Officer

Gaeilge Officer

Ard Comhairle Delegates

Theresa Gallagher Murphy

Patrick Ballantyne

Margaret Webster

Marie Doolin

Michael Fitzgerald

Julie O'Hare

Moira Callaghan

David Browne

Evin Ó Dunaigh

Seamus Brogan

Margaret Webster


Annual Provincial Report

Comhaltas in Britain hosts it's annual AGM Convention in February of each year. As part of the AGM, the province produces a comprehensive annual report detailing the events, activities and program of development of the past 12 months. Our most recent Annual reports are available for download below

Regional Committees

The Province of Britain is made up of 4 Regional committees. 



Scottish Region


Northern Region


Midlands Region


London & Southern Region


​Comhaltas in Britain have been accredited by Investors in People in Spring 2020 and as part of their review process we will be subject to annual reviews and the initial accreditation period is for 3 years - running until spring 2023




The following organisations are ones to which we are affiliated members