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June 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

June 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable version) 

Here is your June edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

Look for more details in our newsletter and on our calendar.

Last Ceili til September

Celebrate with us  at the Canadian American Club on June  24th from 3-7 p.m

Boston Music School

The CCÉ Boston Music School is still looking for used Irish musical instruments. Got any fiddles, flutes, accordions, harps or uilleann pipes, you no longer need?

Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

It’s time to apply for this music scholarship May 1 to June 15. Find scholarship details and application here on our website.

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconHave you seen our Facebook Page?   We’re pleased to announce that we finally have a presence for our Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch on Facebook  Check there frequently for updates. Click the “Like” button so you don’t miss anything. We hope you’ll join us in sharing the enjoyment and appreciation of our Irish culture, music, and dance activities in the Greater Boston area.

If you’re not already a member, you might also be interested in joining our long-standing CCÉ Boston Music School Facebook group.

Twitter iconWe’re also on Twitter! Follow us there @ccebostonorg.

Community Events

The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton has the following activities coming up in May:

  • Open Sessions Friday nights 7PM led by John Kearney in the Pub
  • A concert with Sean Tyrell, at the ICC  on June 16th at 7:30p.m.

And at the Canadian American Club:

  • In Harmony: Trad irish Music and Dance –Sat June 16th & Sun June 17th  www.jackieoriley.com    email:   orileyirshdance@gmail.com

And in Connecticut:

 

Check occasionally for more events at these locations:

Even more links . .

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June 2018 RHC CCÉ Special Report

June 2018 Special Report [PDF] (printable version) 

This is a  special report  from  the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter

Some Highlights from the report are below.

Look for more details in our report.

Scholarship Application deadline has been extended to   June 30, 2018! 

Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

It’s time to apply for this music scholarship May 1 to June 15. Find scholarship details and application here on our website.

Last Monthly Ceili till the Fall

Sunday, June 24, 2018   3-7p.m.

 

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconHave you seen our Facebook Page?   We’re pleased to announce that we finally have a presence for our Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch on Facebook  Check there frequently for updates. Click the “Like” button so you don’t miss anything. We hope you’ll join us in sharing the enjoyment and appreciation of our Irish culture, music, and dance activities in the Greater Boston area.

If you’re not already a member, you might also be interested in joining our long-standing CCÉ Boston Music School Facebook group.

Twitter iconWe’re also on Twitter! Follow us there @ccebostonorg.

Community Events

Irish Cultural Centre  Boston Irish Festival

Come to the  Marquee Tent on Friday and Saturday June 1-2, 2018 for music.  On Sunday there will Mass at 10:00 followed by  a Ceili Mor from 11:30 – 2:30.

Details on bostonirishmusicfestivalicc.com

Check occasionally for more events at these locations:

Even more links . .

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May 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

May 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable version) 

Here is your May edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

Look for more details in our newsletter and on our calendar.

Mothers Day Ceili

Celebrate with us at the Canadian American Club on May 13th from 3-7 p.m

Boston Music School

The CCÉ Boston Music School is still looking for used Irish musical instruments. Got any fiddles, flutes, accordions, harps or uilleann pipes, you no longer need?

Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

It’s time to apply for this music scholarship May 1 to June 15. Find scholarship details and application here on our website.

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconHave you seen our Facebook Page?   We’re pleased to announce that we finally have a presence for our Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch on Facebook  Check there frequently for updates. Click the “Like” button so you don’t miss anything. We hope you’ll join us in sharing the enjoyment and appreciation of our Irish culture, music, and dance activities in the Greater Boston area.

If you’re not already a member, you might also be interested in joining our long-standing CCÉ Boston Music School Facebook group.

Twitter iconWe’re also on Twitter! Follow us there @ccebostonorg.

Community Events

The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton has the following activities coming up in May:

  • Open Sessions Friday nights 7PM led by John Kearney in the Pub
  • Helena Byrne, Storyteller, at the ICC Cottage on May 5
  • Celtic Thunder, Byrne and Kelly  May 12

Check occasionally for more events at these locations:

Even more links . .

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Jim Flynn, R.I.P.

Jim Flynn, R.I.P.

Jim Flynn RIP 2018This week we lost a long-standing member of our Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann community, Comhaltas Hall of Fame inductee (2007), Jim Flynn, a talented player of the  harmonica and Irish button accordion and an active member and supporter  of our organization.

Maureen Woods, in her email from the Danvers Set Dancers, put it beautifully in her notice, which I include below.  Maureen is an active set  dancer and assists Jim’s daughter, set dance teacher Eileen Dugal, with communications for her Thursday night classes in Danvers. Our hearts go out to Eileen and Jim’s family.

We Will Miss Him

“Sadly, I must let you know that the Irish music community has lost another great man. Jim Flynn passed away on April 12th. He was 98. An inductee into the Comhaltas Hall of Fame, he was still entertaining us with tune after tune on his harmonica up until a year ago. He was a true gentleman with a sharp mind and an amazing memory. That he reached just shy of 99 years is due entirely to the constant, loving and unwavering care of his daughter, Eileen Dugal. They shared a love of Irish music, dance and heritage and you could always catch the pride in Mr. Flynn’s eyes when he gazed upon her. I will miss him, his firm hand shake and his stories from long ago. I know we all will.”

Hall of Fame Inductee in 2007

Jim Flynn was honored for his contribution to Irish traditional music for accordion and harmonica. Read an earlier article by Larry Tormey on his induction into our Comhaltas Hall of Fame.

Funeral Arrangements

His wake will be held at the Stanton Funeral Home in Watertown on Thursday, April 19th, from 4-8 P.M. His funeral mass will be at St. Joseph’s in Belmont on Friday, April 20th, at 9:00 A.M. Burial will be at the National Cemetery in Bourne at 1:45 P.M. Contributions in lieu of flowers in his memory may be sent to Boston Comhaltas Music School.”

Memorial Contributions

We thank the family for naming our Boston Comhaltas Music School as an organization for contributions in Mr. Flynn’s memory.

Contributions in lieu of flowers  in Jim’s memory may be sent to Boston Comhaltas Music School c/o Michael Hickey, Treasurer, 100 Woodpecker Rd., Stoughton, MA 02072.

Here is his obituary. http://www.stantonfuneralhome.com/obituary/james-flynn

 

April 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

April 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable version) 

Here is your April edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

Look for more details in our newsletter and on our calendar.

North American Provincial Convention

Tables are being reserved for the Saturday night banquet at the CCÉ North American Provincial Convention that takes place in Chicago April 5th to 9th. For a schedule and updates, see the 2018 CCÉ Convention Facebook page.

Irish Hearts for Orphans Benefit Dance

Comhaltas is delighted to be a sponsor and provide music on Sunday, April 15th, for the Irish Hearts for Orphans Benefit Dance at the Boston Marriott Quincy. See the website for Irish Hearts for Orphans.

The Music School

The CCÉ Boston Music School is looking for used Irish musical instruments. Got any fiddles, flutes, accordions, harps or uilleann pipes, you no longer need?

Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

Apply for this music scholarship May 1 to June 15. Find scholarship details and application here on our website.

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconWe’re pleased to announce that we finally have a presence for our Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch on Facebook  Check there frequently for updates. Click the “Like” button so you don’t miss anything. We hope you’ll join us in sharing the enjoyment and appreciation of our Irish culture, music, and dance activities in the Greater Boston area.

If you’re not already a member, you might also be interested in joining our long-standing CCÉ Boston Music School Facebook group.

Twitter iconWe’re also on Twitter! Follow us there @ccebostonorg.

Community Events

The Irish Cultural Centre in Canton has the following activities coming up in April:

  • Open Sessions Friday nights 7PM led by John Kearney in the Pub
  • a special Evening of Irish Music, Dance & Dining on April 12
  • Annual Irish Dance benefit for Arc South Norfolk April 28

Check occasionally for more events at these locations:

Even more links . .

Get our Newsletter delivered to your InBox as soon as it is available; sign up for membership here

March 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

March 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable version) 

Here is your March edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

Reagale Players

Once again, the Regale Players have invited CCE  to be a part of their production “A Little Bit of Ireland” being held at Waltham High School in March.  Details are provided in the Newsletter.

North American Provincial Convention

Register by March 12th to avoid a $25 late charge.

The CCÉ North American Provincial Convention is hosted by the Chicago Branch the first weekend in April. We look forward to entertainment by John Williams from Solas and Katie Grennan of Gaelic Storm, among others. Find details on our calendar and more info in this and future newsletters.

Irish Hearts for Orphans Benefit Dance

Comhaltas will play  in April  for the Irish Hearts for Orphans Benefit  Dance in Quincy.   Why not come along and help aid in this very worthy endeavor? Look for more details in our Newsletter and on our calendar.

The Music School

Some of you may have noticed the new location for our CCÉ Boston Music School.  St. Joseph Prep High School in Brighton has been very generous in allocating space for our music students which allows us to “keep the tradition going.”               

Community Events

There’s no lack of Irish music and dance entertainment in the Boston area for St Patrick Day! All these  events can be found in our Newsletter.

New England Irish Harp Orchestra & Friends present  a St. Patrick’s Day Concert with a Ceili to follow Sat., March 17th ▪ 7:30 p.m. Canadian-American Hall, 202 Arlington St., Watertown

 At The Burren,   there are St. Patrick’s Day Spectacular Variety Shows at two hour intervals. Packed with trad tunes, ballads, stories and dancing.

And if it’s films that interest you,  the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square hosts their annual Irish Film Festival.  www.irishfilmfestival.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Schedules  & March Events go to www.irishmassachusetts.com

Got the travel bug?  The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England is sponsoring a trip to Ireland’s West Coast in September with John Tabb and Ellen Redman. Check out their ad on the newsletter’s back cover right side.

Check occasionally yourself for events at these locations:

More links . .

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January-February 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

January-February 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable version) 

Here is your January edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

Cape Cod Ceili Weekend

The annual Cape Cod Céilí Weekend is coming up at the end of January. There are céilís  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and workshops in set dance, two-hand, and Sean-Nos dancing. Details are in the Newsletter.

North American Provincial Convention

The CCÉ North American Provincial Convention is hosted by the Chicago Branch the first weekend in April. We look forward to entertainment by John Williams from Solas and Katie Grennan of Gaelic Storm, among others. Find details on our calendar and more info in this and future newsletters.

The Music School

Some of you may have noticed the new location for our CCÉ Boston Music School.  St. Joseph Prep High School in Brighton has been very generous in allocating space for our music students which allows us to “keep the tradition going.”

Community Events

There’s no lack of Irish music and dance entertainment in the Boston area! We try to alert you to events we think you will especially enjoy. Mid-February, we have an opportunity to take in a performance by Gaelic Storm at The Cabot Theatre in Beverly. They are an award-winning Irish band whose music appeared in the hit movie, Titanic; they are renowned for their blend of traditional Irish music with Celtic rock.

Check occasionally yourself for events at these locations:

More links . .

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December 2017 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

December 2017 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF]

December edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter

Get details on the upcoming Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship fundraiser on December 10th (see attached flyer) and lots more happening in December!

Thank you to those who have mailed in your dues payment for November 2017 to October 2018. If you haven’t already renewed, please take some time to send it in now. New members are welcome. Renew or apply for membership here.

November 2017 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

November 2017 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF]

November edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter

a few fall leaves

Read about the upcoming Northeast Regional events hosted by our branch including new Hall of Fame inductees and a ceili taking place on November 4th and a heads up on next month’s Ceili Mor Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser.

Reminder: It’s time to send in your dues payment for November 2017 to October 2018. New members are welcome. Renew or apply for membership here. Read about benefits of being a member.

 

Comhaltas Ceili at ICC November 4th

Music & Dancing at the Irish Cultural Centre

ceili dancers

CEILI MOR

Saturday, November 4th, 8 PM – 11 PM
Admission $10

Music by

Tara Lynch & the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch Ceili Band

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton

Come and enjoy a great night of dancing and mingling with Comhaltas branch members from throughout the Northeast Region on the occasion of our Annual General Meeting (held during the day Saturday) and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony 6:30-8 PM (preceding the ceili). Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be served.

Please note, the time for the Hall of Fame Induction has been changed to 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Print a flyer! – caution using printed flyer: see note about updated starting time of Hall of Fame induction.

Update (Oct. 16, 2017): See related post about our Boston Comhaltas branch hosting the Northeast Region meeting and Hall of Fame induction the same weekend.