“A Little Bit of Ireland” Irish Show 2014

A Salute to all things Irish

Comhaltas musicians including Tara Lynch and the Harney Academy of Dance and others will be performing with the Reagale Players in the Production “A Little Bit of Ireland” to be held at Waltham High School (617 Lexington Street) on Saturday, March 15th at 2PM & 7PM and Sunday, March 16th at 2PM. More info and advance tickets at Reagle Music Theatre.

"A Little Bit of Ireland" Irish Show 2014

Now in its 16th Edition! Enjoy one of the largest Irish shows in New England.  A pinch of Irish tenors!  A wee touch of Riverdance!   A peek at Irish cottage life.  A rousing Irish pub visit!  The lilt of laughter with a master Irish comic.  The grand rhythms of Irish step dancing.  The ever insistent charms of Irish bands.  Hundreds of bewitching Irish songs fill the air on St. Patrick’s weekend when everyone is Irish!   It’s Reagle’s hearfelt homage to an Emerald Isle – and it’s all “a little bit of heaven.”   Pure Celtic magic!

Chairperson’s Greetings March 2014

A chairde,

Tara Lynch, Chairperson
Tara Lynch, Chairperson

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

Boston College Irish Music & Dance Events

Boston College Events (free admission) in January & February 2014

Paddy KeenanJimmy NoonanBoston College Gaelic Roots program is sponsoring several concerts and dances in January and February.  See Calendar for details.

  • 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

 

April Convention Registration Form

Comhaltas North American logoYou’ll have to book soon if you want to attend the North American Convention and Mid-Atlantic Fleadh in April! Two events are combined into one this hear.

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.

Read more about the convention in a related post and on the North American Convention and Fleadh website.

View the official flyer and registration form: 2014 CCE Convention Flyer April in Parsippany NJ but print the registration form here: print page 1 of 2 and page 2 of 2 (to fit on 8 1/2 x 11 paper).

Chairperson’s Greetings January-February 2014

 A chairde,

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. http://www.bc.edu/gaelicroots

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!!

Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch – Boston, MA