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Annie Mullen RIP Long Time Branch Member

Annie Mullen, R.I.P.

We are saddened at the passing of Annie Mullen, long time member of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. We extend our deepest condolences to family and friends.

Annie Mullen RIP July 28 2016
Annie Mullen,long time member of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of CCE

Annie’s husband Coleman (Coley) holds the position of Treori na Gaeilge for our branch (Irish Officer).

Funeral Arrangements

Friends and relatives are invited to visiting hours Monday 3-8 PM in the Murphy Funeral Home, 1020 Dorchester Avenue.  Dorchester (directions). A funeral Mass will be in St. Mark Church, Tuesday, August 2, at 12 noon.

Obituary

MULLEN Annie M. (McDonagh). In Braintree, formerly of Dorchester and Co. Galway, Ireland, July 28, 2016. Beloved wife of Coleman. Loving mother of Angela and her husband Kieran Kelly of Braintree, Aine and her husband Martin McDonagh of Quincy, and Caroline Mullen of Braintree. Sister of Maureen Mulkerrin of England, Colimin McDonagh of Braintree, Dudley McDonagh of Dorchester, Teresa Delaney of Ireland, and the late Paraic McDonagh. Devoted grandmother of Ciara, Claire, Annie, Nora, and Michael Kelly, Roisin and Fiona McDonagh. Survived by many nieces and nephews.

James A. Murphy & Son Funeral Home
1020 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester, MA 02125
617-265-9840

Obituary and tributes: http://jmurphyfh.tributes.com/obituary/show/Annie-M.-McDonagh-Mullen-103804268

The Bloom of Youth Concert at The Burren

Event Announcement from Our Chairperson

A Chairde,

The Bloom of Youth: A Musical Celebration with Boston’s Young Talent

A concert will be held Wednesday, August 3rd, at 7 p.m at The Burren Restaurant and Pub, 247 Elm Street, Somerville, MA in conjunction with Brian O’Donovan, WGBH ~ A Celtic Sojourn ~The Burren Back Room Series

Tickets

Book online if possible at Brown Paper Tickets – can’t guarantee how many tickets will be available at the door on the night. Tickets are $15 ($16.52 w/service fee). This is a fundraiser.

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2579869

What a special and joyous evening this will be: a celebration with some of the younger members of our musical community as we toast their achievements at the recent Mid-Atlantic Fleadh. A fleadh, (pronounced fl-aaa) is one of the competitive festivals held all around the world under the auspices of Comhaltas Ceolteórí Éireann.

The Bloom of Youth

Performers

The evening will see performances fro
m several young musicians who competed at the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh in New Jersey, including several who were selected to go forward to represent Boston and New England at the All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland. This international festival is the world’s largest festival dedicated to celebrating Traditional Irish Arts and we are tremendously proud of all our young musicians who will make the trip to represent our region.

Video: Réalta Geala at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Sligo 2015

Support Our Young Performers

It will be an opportunity for our community to support all our young performers, and provide them with a chance to perform for the home crowd before heading off to Ireland.

All funds raised will go to support youth programing within the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Boston Music School.

Tara Lynch, RHC Chairperson

 

Joe Derrane (R.I.P.)

Joe Derrane, RIP

The Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas wishes to extend its sincerest condolences to the family of Joe Derrane (Hall of Fame 1998) on his recent passing.  He was truly one of the legends of traditional Irish music in America and throughout the world.

Joe Derrane East Durham 2005 (image sourced from Wikipedia)
Joe Derrane, Irish-American button accordionist (image sourced from Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Years

Born and raised in Boston and while still a teenager Joe was playing his 2-row D/C# accordion in the various Irish dance halls at Dudley Street in Roxbury.  He became widely recognized for his highly ornamental and spirited playing.

Return to Music Scene

After a long hiatus and on the persistent urging of the well-known Celtic music critic Earle Hitchner, Joe began his return to traditional music culminating in his appearance at the 1994 Irish Folk Festival at Wolf Trap in Virginia.  His performance was met with such great acclaim that Joe began his now famous second career.

Recognition

He toured throughout Europe, played with The Chieftains at Symphony Hall in Boston, appeared many times on radio and television, and received a Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  In 1998 Joe was inducted into the Comhaltas Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding contributions to traditional Irish music.

Funeral Arrangements

Joe died on July 22nd 2016 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, MA.  His funeral will be from the Hurley Funeral Home, 134 So. Main St. (Rt. 28), Randolph on Friday, July 29th at 9:15am followed by a funeral mass at St. Mary’s Church in Randolph at 10am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours Thursday, July 28th from 4-8pm. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Randolph. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Homes for Our Troops, 6 Main St., Taunton, MA 02780.

[Barbara Davis]

July – August 2016 CCÉ Boston Newsletter

CCÉ Boston Newsletter July-August 2016 {PDF]

July – August edition of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann newsletter

Addendum to the Newsletter

A Chairde,
 
More good news . . .  additions to the Fleadh Cheoil 2016 Official Results for the RHC Branch.
 
Torrin Ryan      18/over         Uilleann Pipes            First
Cormac Gaj      15-18             Uilleann Pipes            Third
Cormac Gaj      15-18             Concert Flute            Third  
Yuriy Bane       Under 12       Tin Whistle                Third  
 
Tara Lynch  
RHC Branch Chairperson 

… previously announced

Sharing good news … branch competitor results !

Mid-Atlantic Fleadh ~ Parsippany, NJ

Misha Bane
Rory Coyne
Rory Coyne

Ashling Doyle

Seamus Noonan Liam Murphy

Torrin Ryan
Torrin Ryan
Torrin Ryan
Bailey Ford
Bailey Ford

Liam Hart

Jonathan Ford
Lili Hay

Misha and Yuriy Bane

Fern Tamagini-O’Donnell
Bailey Ford

U12
U12
U12

U12

12-15
12-15

18/over 18/over 18/over
U12
U12

18/over

U12
U12

U12

Button Accordion
Button Accordion
Melodeon

Fiddle

Concert Flute
Concert Flute

Tin Whistle
Tin Whistle Slow Airs Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs
Piano
Accompaniment

Concert Flute Slow Airs

Duet
Duet

Duet

First Second First

Third

First Second

First First First

First Third
Second

First

Second

Third

Ceili Update and Newsletter Correction

Sunday February 24 Ceili Cancelled

The Seisiun / Ceili scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 24th, is cancelled due to inclement weather. The next one is Sunday, Feb. 7th, 2-6 p.m. (Note time change). If the NE Patriots are in the Super Bowl this one will be cancelled. Kindly spread the word.

Newsletter Correction

Barbara Davis announced Jan / Feb newsletter corrections . . .

Online access to Boston Comhaltas Music School is through the Branch Website:  www.cceboston.org (this website)  on the Music School page.

Contact phone number is (617) 696-0442.

Barbara Davis