The Flatland Ceili Band

The Flatland Ceili Band has been performing for over 10 years now! Originally started by Susan Hammer as an Irish Session Tune Class for Mixed Instruments at the Manitoba Conservatory of Music from 2003 to 2009, the Band is now sponsored by Comhaltas Winnipeg.

The Band performs regularly throughout the year as a fundraiser for Irish Fest. Most often seen at personal care homes and seniors’ residences, the Band has also performed for weddings, birthdays, and St. Patrick’s Day events.

Members have come and gone over the years but currently stands at 14 musicians and singers:

  • Al Thomson (penny whistle, Northumbrian pipes, vocals)
  • Carol Ann Coish (fiddle)
  • Dave Clement (guitar and vocals)
  • David Strang (concertina)
  • Gord Menzies (flute)
  • Hugh Rice (guitar and vocals)
  • Karen Rice (bodhran)
  • Jeremy Hull (fiddle)
  • Marlene Beaty (fiddle)
  • Peter McClure (penny whistle)
  • Rae Harris (bodhran)
  • Ruth Shroeder (fiddle)
  • Terry Galloway (penny whistle)
  • Al Amyot (mandolin)