The Irish community has lost a number of dear friends this past month. To the families of Brendan Tonra, Sean Potts, and Finbarr Dwyer, we offer our sincere sympathies. They will be remembered through our memories and their music always.
Once again, I and other Comhaltas musicians and the Harney Academy of Dance will be performing with the Reagale Players in the Production “A Little Bit of Ireland” to be held at Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St., Saturday, March 15th at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 16th at 2 p.m. Hope to see many of you at this popular event.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and Welcome Spring!
God bless everyone . . . Tara Lynch, Chairperson
- Concert by Paddy Keenan and Jimmy Noonan on Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Whistle
Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m – Walsh Hall Function Room
- Irish Dance and Céilí ~ Directed by Kieran Jordan & Live Music by Seamus Connolly
Mon., Feb. 3rd – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall Irish Room
- Mist Covered Mountains Concert Fiddle – Vocals – Guitar
Donna Hébert, Molly Hébert,Wilson & Max Cohen
Thurs., Feb. 27th – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Walsh Hall Function Room
The 2014 CCÉ Provincial Convention and Mid-Atlantic Fleadh from April 24-27, at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, NJ, is hosted by the CCÉ Mid-Atlantic Region.
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With a new year underway, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your friendship and continuing support of Comhaltas. Together we’ve continued in the tradition our beloved former chairman, Larry Reynolds (RIP), so proudly fostered.
With the help of God, and good people like you, we will continue to do so for many years to come.
The Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch Officers extend their best wishes to you for a peaceful, healthy, and happy New Year.
God bless everyone . . .Tara Lynch, Chairperson
Áine Minogue – Music of the Winter Solstice and Christmas Concert
O’Carolan harp tune at Boston College
This is not a current event, it’s just a quiet little tune for you to enjoy.
It’s from the Gaelic Roots Series, Dec. 8, 2011, Music of the Winter Solstice and Christmas Concert by Irish harpist and singer Áine Minogue at Boston College. It was part of the Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series. http://www.bc.edu/gaelicroots
CCE Holiday Concert features Boston Comhaltas Music School students and teachers Saturday, December 7th 4-6PM, in Melrose
The Music School students and teachers will be presenting a Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 7th from 4-6PM at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main Street, Melrose, MA (map) You can find directions to the event on the church website.
Print a flyer CCE Holiday Concert 2013.
All teachers are invited to perform with students who are willing to do so! Also, this will be the debut performance of Realta Geala!!
The 2014 CCÉ Provincial Convention and Mid-Atlantic Fleadh will be held from April 24-27 at the Hilton Hotel, One Hilton Court, Parsippany, NJ. It is hosted by the CCÉ Mid-Atlantic Region.
Convention Details are on the Comhaltas North America website!
Because of the overlap of the Convention with the Fleadh, the music workshops will be held on Friday, April 25th.
For the first time ever, the 2014 Convention will wrap around one of our Provincial Fleadhanna! Come and enjoy Ceilithe and Concerts; Instrument, Singing, Set Dance, Ceili and Sean Nos workshops and be a part of our celebration of the “bloom of youth,” the future of our movement!
For more information, call Paul Keating at 201-722-0059 or visit http://www.nyfleadh.com. (Please note: Because of the overlap of the Convention with the Fleadh, the Convention’s music workshops will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014).
Rooms Reserved for Irish Music Weekend
When booking a room, ask for Irish Music Weekend Room Rate of $123/Night. Call (973) 267-7373 or register here at the CCE Irish Music Weekend reservation site. At the CCE Irish Music Weekend reservation site, a block of rooms have been reserved for April 24, 2014 – April 28, 2014. The special room rate will be available until April 4th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Past Conventions in Boston
A CCÉ North American Provincial Convention is celebrated and hosted in a different city each year. In 1997 the (then) Hanafin-Cooley branch hosted the 25th Annual North American Provincial Convention and the 2003 Annual Convention was held at the Boston Logan Airport in April 2003.
Registration Form Attached
For your convenience, we’re attaching a copy of the Comhaltas April 2014 Convention Registration Form.