Newcastle CCÉ group to resume personal lessons

Newcastle CCÉ group to resume personal lessons

NEWCASTLE CCÉ has confirmed that it will shortly be resuming face-to-face lessons.

The organisation’s chairperson, Cara Maginn, said she is delighted that the branch is now in a position to offer personal lessons due to Covid restrictions being eased over recent weeks.

The branch — which is now in its 52nd year —  has seen a lot of changes in its time, but none quite like those during the global pandemic.

However, in true Newcastle CCÉ style, the branch kept going and offered Zoom lessons for those who wished to continue to learn during lockdown. 

“I am delighted that we will be resuming our face-to-face classes next month,” said Cara.

The Newcastle branch hosted a hugely successful summer scheme in August which had young members aged between seven and 13 attending for musical tuition as well as plenty of fun and games. 

“The week ended with a great outdoor session and I think it’s safe to say the summer scheme will now become an annual event. It also highlighted the great friendships that can be borne through the sharing of a few tunes together,’ Cara revealed.

“If you are a returning member who has let the dust gather on your instrument or if you think that you or maybe your child might like to start something new, our registration for 2021/2022 has now opened.” 

Forms are available via the Newcastle CCÉ Facebook page or can be sent via email or WhatsApp by contacting any committee member. 

The group will also be in The Lodge in Castlewellan tomorrow evening and again the following Thursday between 6.30pm and 8pm if anyone wishes to call in for information on classes, instruments or just wants to find out a bit more about what we do.

Cara added: “Newcastle CCÉ is looking forward to getting back doing what we do best in our local community.”