Gaelic League - ITM?

Gaelic League - ITM?

Hi, I’m a student from Germany interested in the Irish Revival of the 1890s. Back then the Gaelic League and associations such as the GAA seem to have encouraged the playing of trad. music and Irish customs. I was just wondering if the Gaelic League still organizes cultural events, or if any ITM-players are associated with it these days.
Is there still a spirit of cultural revivalism in Ireland or do you just play the music for the fun of it? Is it a mixture of both? I adore ITM and play it myself at a local session, but it’s mostly for the dorian-sound of it that I like it, I guess…

Re: Gaelic League - ITM?

The Gaelic League is now better known as Conrdh na Gaeilge; no-one really uses the term Gaelic League any more except in a historical sense.
They organise the Oireachtas competition which encompasses singing as well as instrumental music.

Here’s a link:
http://www.phyr.com/~cnagie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=62&Itemid=94&lang

If you go to this page, there’s another link at the bottom to the Oireachtas itself.
The other big organisation which promotes Irish music is Comhaltas Ceoilteoirí Eireann

http://www.comhaltas.com/

Grussgott

Conán

Re: Gaelic League - ITM?

*Conradh* na Gaeilge, pardon my spelling.

Re: Gaelic League - ITM?

Just discovered the Oireachtas link on the Conradh na Gaeilge page doesn’t work.

Re: Gaelic League - ITM?

the official Oireachtas na Gaeilge website is www.antoireachtas.ie but somehow its not working. might have been taken off to be updated