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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Barbara Davis announced Jan / Feb newsletter corrections . . .