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August 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

Here is your August 2019 edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter.

Cape Cod

August  2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

We hope you’ll join us in sharing the enjoyment and appreciation of our Irish culture, music, and dance activities.    Look for more details in our newsletter and on our calendar.

Upcoming Seisiuns/Ceilis/Fundraisers

 Even during the summer, there are opportunities to dance or just enjoy some great music

  • Come on down to  Glastonbury, Ct on Sunday, July 28th  for the 4th Annual Mid-Summer Ceili at the Irish American Home Society.
  • Join us at An Irish Trad & Folk Music Weekend at the Irish Cultural Center, Canton August 9th, 10th and 11th.  Dance to the tunes of Comhaltas musicians from 11:30am-2:30pm, on  Sunday, August 11th under the marquee tent at the ICC.
  • Mark your calendar for September 22nd,  first Sesiun/Ceili of the RHC 2019-2020 season.

News from our Music School

  • Look inside for local area winners of the 2019 CCE Mid-Atlantic Fleadh  
  • Registration for Sep 2019 opens July 30th with a start date of Sept 14th.

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconCheck for updates on our  Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch on Facebook page. Click the “Like” button so you don’t miss anything.

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

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Ceili Mor Under the Tent

Ceili Mor Sunday August 11

As tradition has it in Ireland, set dancing was performed in homes and at crossroads.  While local musicians often played, traveling musicians  were always welcomed.  As a nod to tradition, The Irish Cultural Center of New England in Canton, MA is bringing set dancing and music to their marquee tent on Sunday,  August 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Boston Comhaltas musicians will travel from their usual haunt in Watertown, MA to provide the music for the Ceili Mor. All dancers are welcome at this summer event.  Keep the tradition alive.

Click on the image for a printable copy of this flier.

Application AVAILABLE for Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

Founder of Boston CCE and Music School 

Larry Reynolds - prior branch Chairman
Larry Reynolds Sr

Larry Reynolds (1932 – 2012) emigrated from County Galway, Ireland bringing a passion for his homeland’s music and traditions. Dedicating the rest of his life to sharing that passion with others, he became a mainstay of Boston’s Irish scene, helping found the Boston branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and it’s music school. He encouraged young people to participate in Irish music, song and dance as well as promoting those arts in the New England area.

Honoring the Legacy of Larry Reynolds 

To honor Larry’s contributions and remember his special place in the New England Irish community, the Reynolds family enabled the Reynolds-Hanafin- Cooley CCÉ Branch to create the LARRY REYNOLDS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.   The Scholarship is presented each year to a young individual selected from the applications sent to the Board of Directors of the Boston CCÉ Music School. The award is funded through donations to RHC CCÉ in memory of Larry Reynolds. The amount of the award is dependent on funds available and to the extent to which the Scholarship compliments the RHC CCÉ branch’s commitment to enriching Irish culture in New England. Some examples of scholarship use are, but not limited to, support for participation in events such as Scoil Éigse or All Ireland Fleadh in Ireland or the Catskill Irish Arts Tír na nÓg’s Children & Youth Program camp.

Scholarship Eligibility

An applicant for the Larry Reynolds Memorial Award should be a person under 21 years of age who participates in and contributes to the Irish Music/Dance/Song/Culture and Community of New England and is a member of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley branch of CCÉ. Previous winners may not apply again for 5 years.

In addition to the requirement of intermediate to advanced ability of the applicant, the following preferred qualifications are applicable:

  1. Those who demonstrate an earnest dedication to advance traditional Irish culture.
  2. Those who demonstrate the capacity to benefit from participation in advanced traditionalcultural experience.
  3. Those who would offer to the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley branch some of the benefits of traditional cultural knowledge.
Scholarship Application

For complete details and application click Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Application.

scholarship application

Application deadline for 2019 is July 12, 2019.

Mail completed application and documentation to: 

Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship
c/o 84 Old Sudbury Rd
Wayland, MA 01778

Announcement of this years scholarship recipient will be by July 20th 2019.   All applicants will be notified.

June/july 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

Here is your June/July 2019 edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter.

USS Constitution

June/July 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable version) 

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

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

Upcoming Seisiuns/Ceilis/Fundraisers

Looking for opportunities to dance or just enjoy some great music?

  • Join fellow dancers on Sunday, June 16th at the Milton Club for a Summer Ceili.  Music by Joey Abarta & Friends.
  • Travel south to Glastonbury, Ct for the 4th Annual Mid-Summer Ceili at the Irish American Home Society.
  • Go to the Irish Cultural Center, Canton on Friday, June 14th  7:30 p.m. to meet with Christopher Klein, author of When the Irish Invaded Canada.
  • Return to Canton on Friday, July 12th at 8 p.m. for an evening with fiddler, Mairead Nesbitt
  • Mark your calendar for September 22nd,  first Sesiun/Ceili of the RHC 2019-2020 season.

Support the Students from our Music School

  • Look for students from the RHC CCE Music School being featured at the  Milton Music Festival on Sunday June 23rd.

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconCheck for updates on our  Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch on Facebook page. Click the “Like” button so you don’t miss anything.

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

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Even more links . .

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MAY 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

Here is your May 2019 edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter.

Boston Public Library

May 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable version) 

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

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

Upcoming Seisiuns/Ceilis/Fundraisers

Looking for opportunities to dance or just enjoy some great music?

  • Join us at the Seisiún/Ceílí on the 2nd and 4th  Sunday of the month, May 12th and  May 26th at the Canadian American Club in Watertown.
  • Try not to miss the May26th.  It’s  the final Seisiún/Ceílí before the summer break.  And Alice Looney and her family will celebrate her 90  wonderful years with a cake.
  • Travel north to Greenland, NH for the Crossroads Ceili, June1st.,   3-7 p.m.
  • Add the Catskills Irish Arts Week  July 14th –  20th East Durham, NH to your summer plans.
  • Make Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland 2019 your destination for  Scoil Eigse ~ August 11-16   or  Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann ~ August 11-18

Support the Students from our Music School

  • Enjoy a weekend of Irish music and dance June 6th-9th 2019 at the  North American Fleadh & Convention in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Membership Ongoing

It’s not too late to renew or become a  new member.  Print an Application here.

Set dancing/Ceili

  • Need a few lessons with a bit of  fun?  Find it Tuesday evenings at the Canadian- American Club with Sally Harney. Check our calendar for any cancellations due to the  weather.

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconCheck for updates on our  Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch on Facebook page. Click the “Like” button so you don’t miss anything.

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

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.

April 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

Here is your April  2019 edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter.

Boston Spring

April 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable version) 

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

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

Upcoming Seisiuns/Ceilis/Fundraisers

Looking for opportunities to dance or just enjoy some great music?

  • Join us at the Seisiún / Ceílí on the 2nd and 4th  Sunday of the month, April 14th and  April 28th at the Canadian American Club in Watertown.
  • Come to the Boston Marriott in Quincy for the Irish Hearts for Orphans Benefit Dance on Sunday,  April 7th.
  • Harney Academy will host their Annual Ceílí  on Friday, April 5th.

Planning  Ahead

  • Enjoy a weekend of Irish music and dance June 6th-9th 2019 at the  North American Fleadh & Convention in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Membership Ongoing

It’s not too late to renew or become a  new member.  Print an Application here.

Set dancing/Ceili

  • Need a few lessons with a bit of  fun?  Find it Tuesday evenings at the Canadian- American Club with Sally Harney. Check our calendar for any cancellations due to the  weather.
  • Harney Academy will host their Annual Ceílí  on Friday, April 5th

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconCheck for updates on our  Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch on Facebook page. Click the “Like” button so you don’t miss anything.

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

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 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

Here is your March 2019 edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter.

Happy St. Patrick's Day

March 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable version)

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

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

Upcoming Seisiuns/Ceilis/Fundraisers

Looking for opportunities to dance or just enjoy some great music?

  • Come to the Seisiún / Ceílí on the 2nd and 4th  Sunday of the month, March 10th and  March 24th at the Canadian American Club in Watertown.
  • Attend an Irish Session in the downstairs pub at the Canadian American Club with host Joey Arbata on Thursday,  March 14th.
  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Melrose at Memorial Hall on March 16th – you can be sure there’s Irish music and dancing involved.

Planning  Ahead

  • Enjoy a weekend of Irish music and dance June 6th-9th 2019 at the  North American Fleadh & Convention in Parsippany, New Jersey.
  • Looking into next year, start making plans for the 2020  North American Convention, in San Francisco April 16th-19th , 2020.

Membership Ongoing

It’s not too late to renew or become a  new member.  Print an Application here.

Set dancing/Ceili

  • Need a few lessons with a bit of  fun?  Find it Tuesday evenings at the Canadian- American Club with Sally Harney. Check our calendar for any cancellations due to the  weather.
  • Join in with the Danvers set dancers for their St. Patrick’s Day Ceili on Thursday, March 14th
  • Learn Clare Battering Steps with Alanna in Durham, New Hampshire, on the 23rd sponsored by the Seacoast Set Danceers.
  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the arrival of Spring in Glastonbury, CT featuring a live ceili band.

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconCheck for updates on our  Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch on Facebook page. Click the “Like” button so you don’t miss anything.

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

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.

January/February 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

Here is your January/February 2019 edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter

January/February 2019 CCÉ Boston Newsletter [PDF] (printable version) 

Some Highlights from our Current Newsletter

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

Upcoming Seisiuns/Ceilis/Fundraisers

Looking for opportunities to dance away the winter blues or just enjoy some great music?

  • Come to the Seisiún / Ceílí on  the following Sundays, Jan. 13th,  Jan. 27th  Feb., 10th and  Feb. 24th  at the Canadian American Club Watertown, MA
  • Cape Cod Céilí XVI Weekend ~ Jan. 25-27, 2019  at the Irish Village, South Yarmouth, MA
  • Winter Ceílí at the Milton Club  Sun., Feb. 3rd, ▪ 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Need a few lessons with a bit of  fun   –  Tues evening at the Canadian- American Club with Sally Harney

Planning  Ahead

  • June 6th-9th 2019  North American Fleadh & Convention Parsippany
  • April 16th-19th 2020  North American Convention , San Francisco

Membership Ongoing

It’s not too late to renew or become a  new member.  Need an  Application

Set dancing/Ceili

Lessons and  lot of fun  on Tuesday evenings.    Check our calendar for any cancellations due to the  weather.

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconHave you seen our Facebook Page?   We  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

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

St. Stephen’s Day Ceili

Annual St. Stephen’s Day  Ceili  Dec 26, 2018

wren-boys

As tradition has it in Ireland, St. Stephen’s Day, the day after Christmas, is the day the Wren Boys hunt a fake wren (king of the birds in Celtic mythology) and place it on top of a decorated pole. The wren boys or strawboys dress up in masks, straw suits, and colorful clothing and form music bands and parade through towns and villages – and we will gather and dance in Watertown  to keep the tradition alive!

Sally Harney
is hosting the annual
St. Stephen’s Day Ceiliholiday-image-notes

Wednesday, December 26th, 7 PM – 10:30 PM

Canadian-American Hall
202 Arlington Street, Watertown

Donation $15 at the door. 
Refreshments and live music provided.

Sally is and has been the  set dancing instructor for the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann for over 35 years .  What drives her is the urge to Keep the Tradition Alive.

There will be tea, coffee and a cash bar, goodies to feast on, and great Irish traditional music live for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Come join in the fun. It’s always a popular event !

December 2018 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

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

Christmas greenery

Here is your December 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.

Upcoming Seisiuns/Ceilis/Fundraisers

Larry Reynolds Memorial  Scholarship Benefit 

Join us at CÉILĺ MÓR Sun, December 9th @ 3:00p.m.

Celebrate Christmas within our Irish Community

Looking Ahead

  • June 6th-9th 2019  North American Fleadh & Convention Parsippany
  • April 16th-19th 2020  North American Convention , San Francisco

Membership Ongoing

Still time to renew or become a  new member.  Need an  Application

Set dancing/Ceili

Lessons and  lot of fun  on Tuesday evenings.    Check our calendar for any cancellations due to the Christmas Holidays and weather.

CCÉ Branch Facebook Page

Facebook iconHave you seen our Facebook Page?   We  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

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