musicians at a traditional Irish music session in a bar in Nelson

About the Ceol Aneas Festival

Ceol Aneas (Ke-ol An-eass) is Aotearoa New Zealand's premiere traditional Irish music festival modelled on the traditional summer schools in Ireland. It attracts musicians and traditional Irish music lovers from around New Zealand and overseas.

Our Mission

To facilitate and nuture musicians' learning and playing of Irish Traditional Music in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Our Organisation

The organisation that runs Ceol Aneas each year is a New Zealand Incorporated Society which has charitable status. It’s called the “CELTIC FLUTE SCHOOL OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED” which reflects its origins as a flute workshop. We operate under a set of formal rules.

Our charities commission registration No: CC53335


Each year we elect a committee to run the organisation and create the annual workshop on the first weekend in June.

Committee member elections are held at the AGM, which is held each year on the Sunday of the festival.

To ensure some continuity, half of the committee members are elected annually for a two year term. The other half of the committee is elected the next year.

If you want to become a committee member you need either to nominate yourself or have another paid up member nominate you at least two weeks before the AGM so that members of the society know who is standing.

The call out for nominations closes on 12 May 2024

Previous committee members.

Thank you to the previous committee members for their mahi, and ongoing support for Ceol Aneas:
Bob Bickerton, Ruaridh Morrison, Pat Higgins, Alex Davidson, Brendyn Montgomery, Jeanette Ware, Tracey Wemyss, Marcia Montgomery, Andy Linton, Nigel Robertson, Kathy McDonald, Chih Tham, Ted Cizadlo, Jen Naper, Kate Murphy.


Sunday, 2 June

Celtic Flute School of New Zealand, Incorporated
NCMA (Nelson Centre of Musical Arts),
48 Nile Street,
(on the corner of Nile St & Collingwood St)
Time: 12.45pm

AGM Agenda

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Early bird ends: 21 Apr 2024
Instrumental classes are designed for intermediate and advanced students.