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Chairperson’s Greetings January-February 2014

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Tara Lynch, Chairperson
Tara Lynch, Chairperson

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

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.

Holiday Concert Features CCE Boston Music School

CCE Holiday Concert features Boston Comhaltas Music School students and teachers Saturday, December 7th 4-6PM, in Melrose

Christmas Music

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!!

Chairperson’s Greeting December 2013

 A chairde,

A very special welcome to new members and sincere thanks to members who sent in their 2013-2014 dues.

Please keep in mind during this gift giving season that a donation to the Branch Commemorative Gifts Program, Frank Forde Memorial Music Scholarship, or the Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund is a meaningful gift to help preserve Irish traditional music.  It is always in good taste and a worthy tribute for both the living and deceased.  Gifts made in loving memory or in honor of a special occasion are acknowledged in writing.

I am very pleased to tell you the Tuesday evening branch set/ceili dance workshop held at the Can-Am Hall in Watertown is going strong.  Dance instructor, Sally Harney and her team, encourage you to spread the word to come join in the fun.  Beginners welcome.

Tis Christmas!  May your hearth be warm, your holidays grand, and your hearts held gently in the good Lord’s hand.

God bless everyone!   . . . . Tara Lynch, Chairperson

Provincial Convention and Mid-Atlantic Fleadh

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 (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.