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.
Join us Tuesday August 4th at 7:30PM for a great night of tunes and tales with Antoin Mac Gabhann, master fiddle player! BYO, although we will have a few drinks and snacks on hand. Suggested donation is $20 for adults; $10 for children. All proceeds go to the performer. We hope you can join us!
“Mac Gabhann, whose last name translates from Irish to English as “Son of the Smith,” holds, among other honors, that of being a two time winner of the All-Ireland Senior Fiddle title. In addition to teaching weekly fiddle lessons in his County Meath home for over 30 years, and participating in sessions all over the world, the Cavan born Mac Gabhann has also published two volumes of Vincent Broderick tunes, titled “The Turoe Stone Collection.”
Comhaltas Musicians Play at Irish Festival Sunday, June 14 from 2 to 5 PM
Comhaltas musicians will be playing tunes for Irish Set Dancing and Ole Tyme Waltzes in the First Floor Function Room at the Irish Cultural Center‘s (ICC) Irish Festival this Sunday, June 14th, from 2-5 PM. See the festival flyer below for more information.
After all the snow, it is definitely time for the Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley CCE Boston branch Ceili today, Sunday, March 1st. Get your dancing in before the next snowstorm. All musicians, dancers and listeners are welcome as always at the Canadian American Club of Massachusetts in Watertown 3-7p.m.
Update: Oops! Snow came early and ceili was cancelled. Hope this did not inconvenience anybody.
St. Stephen’s Night Ceili at Knights of Columbus, Norwood – new location! Music by Erin’s Melody (including Music for Set Dances)
Fri, December 26, 7pm – 11pm
Knights of Columbus, 572 Nichols St, Norwood, MA 02062 (map)
New Location This Year!
The Harney Academy of Irish Dance are hosting on St. Stephen’s Night, Friday, December 26, 2014, 7:00-11:00 pm, at the Knights of Columbus, 572 Nichols St, Norwood, MA 02062 [NOT! at Concannon’s Village in Norwood as in previous years]
Come join in the fun ~ Always a popular event ! Donation $12.00
We are incredibly grateful by these new donations for our silent auction. CCE Boston School Board has donated ONE FREE SEMESTER OF TUITION as an auction item!
Vincent Crotty Original Painting!
Vincent Crotty Dorchester-based plein air painter, friend, and supporter of the school, http://www.vincentcrotty.com/about.html has completed our painting, called “Night at the Pier,” for the auction, worth $900. It is a stunningly beautiful piece.
Silent Auction & Concert Fundraiser is Tonight!
Please come for a night of great music, craic, and community, for a good cause. The event is at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main Street in Melrose, MA 02176, and starts at 7pm. Auction and raffle winners will be announced right before the concert finale.