About Us

The Irish Minstrels are the oldest and largest branch of Comhaltas in Britain. We have a membership of over 250 representing the vibrant Irish community in the Greater Glasgow area. Our main branch activities include:

Our weekly classes in St Roch's Secondary School where our team of over 30 tutors led by Musical Director Frank McArdle pass on their knowledge to the next generation

Participation in Fleadh Cheoil (music festival) competitions at regional, provincial and world level

Winter School weekend in January where the branch host masterclasses with expert tutors from around the world culminating in a showcase concert that is fast becoming a world renowned event

Regular fundraising concerts & ceilithe (plural of ceili)  Giving our members the opportunity to perform whilst raising much needed branch funds to subsidise other events

As members of Comhaltas we are bound by the laws outlined in The "Bunreacht"  which is the constitution of the organisation. Please feel free to download this document and learn more about the day to day running of Comhaltas

Constitution of Comhaltas


​Due to the structure of the organisation, all Comhaltas branches have a team of office bearers who are elected each year at our Annual General Meeting usually held each October. The branch are always looking to see new faces on the committee so you may find yourself involved soon!

The current committee members are:


​Assistant Treasurer
​Assistant Secretary
​Musical Director
Youth Officer
Branch Delegate to Region
Branch Delegate to Region
Attendance Officer
Treoir Officer
Membership Secretary
Frank McArdle
Sally Friel
Brian O'Neill
Margaret McManus
Moira Callaghan
Jacquline Kirk
Frank McArdle
Mairi Therese Deighan
Lynn Crumlish
Colin Conway
Mike Ward
Brian O'Neill
Theresa Gallagher-Murphy
Sharon Callaghan
Angela Deighan
Cathleen Armstrong