Music contributes to the development of the child’s artistic awareness, self- expression, self- growth, self- esteem and multicultural sensitivity.  Music helps to deepen the child’s sense of humanity, it teaches him/her to recognise beauty and to be sensitive to and appreciate more fully the world in which he/she lives.

A branch of Comhaltas has been set up in Newtownforbes and anyone wishing to learn a musical instrument can do on Saturday mornings. Contact Laura Sweeney ( for further details.