Annual St. Stephen’s Day Ceili Dec 26, 2018
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!
is hosting the annual
St. Stephen’s Day Ceili
Wednesday, December 26th, 7 PM – 10:30 PM
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 !
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.
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.
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.