St. Stephen’s Night Ceili at Knights of Columbus, Norwood – new location! Music by Erin’s Melody (including Music for Set Dances)
Fri, December 26, 7pm – 11pm
Knights of Columbus, 572 Nichols St, Norwood, MA 02062 (map)
New Location This Year!
The Harney Academy of Irish Dance are hosting on St. Stephen’s Night, Friday, December 26, 2014, 7:00-11:00 pm, at the Knights of Columbus, 572 Nichols St, Norwood, MA 02062 [NOT! at Concannon’s Village in Norwood as in previous years]
Come join in the fun ~ Always a popular event ! Donation $12.00
We are incredibly grateful by these new donations for our silent auction. CCE Boston School Board has donated ONE FREE SEMESTER OF TUITION as an auction item!
Vincent Crotty Original Painting!
Vincent Crotty Dorchester-based plein air painter, friend, and supporter of the school, http://www.vincentcrotty.com/about.html has completed our painting, called “Night at the Pier,” for the auction, worth $900. It is a stunningly beautiful piece.
Silent Auction & Concert Fundraiser is Tonight!
Please come for a night of great music, craic, and community, for a good cause. The event is at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main Street in Melrose, MA 02176, and starts at 7pm. Auction and raffle winners will be announced right before the concert finale.
Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Ceili Mor Fundraiser
Keep the Tradition Growing! Support the “Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund” for the CCE Boston Music School. Come out and join us at the “Ceili Mor” on Sunday December 7th 2014 at the Canadian-American Hall in Watertown. This takes the place of our usual music and dance session on the 1st Sunday of December.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch CEILI MOR Sunday, December 7th, 3 PM -7 PM Canadian-American Hall 202 Arlington Street, Watertown Donation $12 at the door
We are so sad to learn that Sean Gannon passed away on Wednesday. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Sean’s family, friends, and fellow musicians.
Sean was a gifted musician. Many of us remember hearing him play at ceilis and other events.
Sean is the son of, John Gannon, who has played every Sunday at the Burren for the afternoon Seisun, and step-son of Gerry Gannon, a regular set dancer in Sally Harney’s class in Watertown. Sean’s mother was Mary Coughlin, deceased. Sean is also the brother of Colm Gannon who moved to Ireland and opened Gannon’s Music store in Galway.
The details on the wake and funeral are in the obituary below. May he rest In peace. He will be missed.
The following photo shows Sean on the right with his father John, on left, and his brother Colm, center.
GANNON, Sean P. (John) of Dorchester on November 26, 2014. Devoted father of Niamh Gannon of Braintree. Loving son of John and his wife Gerry Gannon and his mother, the late Mary Margaret Coughlin. Caring brother of Colm and his wife Kelly Gannon of Dorchester and Maryann and Peggy Gannon. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Active member of the Traditional Irish music community here and in Ireland. Sean will be forever in our hearts.
Visiting hours in the John J. O’Connor & Son Funeral Home, 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.) DORCHESTER on Sunday from 3-7pm. Funeral in St. Mark’s Church Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. [Obituary Source: O’Connor & Son Funeral Home]
We are excited to unveil our Trad Youth Exchange Program that we have been putting together over the last several years!
Tulla Youth Arrive in Boston
We are bringing over 15 young All-Ireland Champion U12 Ceili Band musicians from Tulla, County Clare. This group of young musicians aged 9-14, with their teachers and parents, will meet, perform with, and develop friendships with 14 young musicians from the greater Boston area at music workshops, concerts, and other cultural events. We would like to invite you to come hear them play at two concert/fundraiser events.
Fundraiser Events November 7th & 9th
Our two main events are the Trad Youth Concert at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Melrose on Friday, November 7th, and the Mary MacNamara & Friends CD Release Party at the Burren in Somerville on Sunday, November 9th.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THESE CONCERTS go to support the Trad Youth Exchange Program! – specifically the costs of hosting the Tulog group and travel costs for our youngsters to visit them in Ireland in February 2015. The TULOG group will also be selling copies of their fabulous new CD called “Unfolding.” You can hear clips of this on Saturday, November 1st when Lisa Coyne speaks with Brian O’Donovan on A Celtic Sojourn at 4pm!
Buy Tickets Online!
Tickets to these two events are being sold on EventBrite ~ see links below – Tickets are also available at the door.
Mary MacNamara CD Release Party at The Burren, Sunday, Nov 9, 3PM Mary MacNamara CD Release Party at The Burren, Sunday, Nov 9, 3PM
Sunday, November 9th, at the Burren, 3-6pm – Renound concertina player Mary MacNamara‘s CD release party at The Burren [25 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144] hosted by Brian O’Donovan. Mary will be joined by the Tulog Band, Realta Geala, and special guests. Tunes afterward until 7pm. (Tickets are $20) – Limited seating. Don’t be left out!
Concert Window – Listen and Donate!
If you can’t make the concert (and you should try to!!) and choose to watch it online instead, you may watch via Concert Window — All proceeds will go to benefit the Trad Youth Exchange. Here are the links: