Category Archives: Ceili

St. Stephen’s Day Ceili

Annual St. Stephen’s Day  Ceili  Dec 26, 2018

wren-boys

As tradition has it in Ireland, St. Stephen’s Day, the day after Christmas, is the day the Wren Boys hunt a fake wren (king of the birds in Celtic mythology) and place it on top of a decorated pole. The wren boys or strawboys dress up in masks, straw suits, and colorful clothing and form music bands and parade through towns and villages – and we will gather and dance in Watertown  to keep the tradition alive!

Sally Harney
is hosting the annual
St. Stephen’s Day Ceiliholiday-image-notes

Wednesday, December 26th, 7 PM – 10:30 PM

Canadian-American Hall
202 Arlington Street, Watertown

Donation $15 at the door. 
Refreshments and live music provided.

Sally is and has been the  set dancing instructor for the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann for over 35 years .  What drives her is the urge to Keep the Tradition Alive.

There will be tea, coffee and a cash bar, goodies to feast on, and great Irish traditional music live for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Come join in the fun. It’s always a popular event !

Boston Hosts Hall of Fame in November


The 2017 Northeast Region Meeting will be hosted this year by Boston’s Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch on Saturday, November 4th, at the Irish Cultural Centre of New England in Canton, it was announced recently by our  Northeast Region organization.

There will be a Seisuin Friday Evening. This is the Centre’s regular Friday evening seisuin and any musician is welcome to join in.

Saturday events include a meeting from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. where lunch will be served.

The induction ceremonies for the Northeast Regional Hall of Fame are scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. (NB: updated reflects a change of starting time from 7 to 6:30) followed by dancing at a Ceili from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m., with our Boston branch band led by Chairperson and acclaimed accordionist, Tara Lynch. The Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley branch will honor leaders who have made a significant contribution to our branch by recognizing them at the Northeast Regional  Hall of Fame. 

For accomodations, there are several hotels in the area with the most convenient being Homewood Suites by Hilton, 50 Royall St. Canton, Exit 2 off Rt. 93, Phone: 781-828-4700 and  Courtyard by Marriott, 200 Technology Dr. Stoughton, Exit 20A off Rt. 24, Phone: 781-297-7000

Food and beverages will be available at the Centre.

Update (Oct. 16, 2017): See related post about the Saturday night ceili at the ICC – also note updated time for the Hall of Fame ceremonies. 

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