Category Archives: Dance

Ceili Mor Under the Tent

Ceili Mor Sunday August 11

As tradition has it in Ireland, set dancing was performed in homes and at crossroads.  While local musicians often played, traveling musicians  were always welcomed.  As a nod to tradition, The Irish Cultural Center of New England in Canton, MA is bringing set dancing and music to their marquee tent on Sunday,  August 11 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.   Boston Comhaltas musicians will travel from their usual haunt in Watertown, MA to provide the music for the Ceili Mor. All dancers are welcome at this summer event.  Keep the tradition alive.

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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 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