Admiral Brown (Foxford)
Chairperson David Doocey
Secretary Edel Doherty
Website - Foxford Traditional Weekend
Facebook - CCÉ Admiral Brown
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The Admiral Brown Branch of CCÉ, based in Foxford, was founded in 2008 by the late J.J. O’Hara together with local musicians John McHugh, Maria Lynn and Tom Doherty. That year a group of more than forty musicians and dancers from Argentina visited Foxford, birthplace of Admiral Brown, the father of the Argentine Navy. A local Comhaltas branch to twin with the Buenos Aires Branch seemed a good idea and so the Admiral Brown Branch was born.
The branch has over 100 members most of whom are quite young and encouraging these young members is one of our main focuses. Senior members have been successful throughout the years at various county, provincial and All-Ireland competitions and indeed some have gone the professional musician’s route, touring the world. In fact, Foxford is quite a haven for traditional musicians and the town itself has a great history of music. Certainly, one of the highlights over the years was when Fr. Towey and Packie Tynan let the ‘St. Patrick’s Céili Band’ to All-Ireland glory winning the Junior Céilí Band competition in 1961 and again in 1965. The branch was ecstatic in 2011, when John McHugh led the U18 Céilí Band to All-Ireland glory and brought the ‘Mrs Crotty Cup’ back to Foxford.
Junior Sessions and Teenage Sessions take place monthly. A traditional Song and Poetry Group meet on the last Thursday of every month. Weekly Senior Sessions take place in Cruiser’s, Main Street, Foxford every Sunday night from 9:30pm and the branch host the 'Foxford Traditional Weekend' in October each year. If you would like to be notified by text of our sessions, please send your name and number to 086 3999774.