Réalta Geala at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Sligo 2015
This group of young musicians from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, represented theThe Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Sligo, Ireland in August 2015, a music competition for Irish traditional musicians.
Watch Réalta Geala Performance on Video
About Réalta Geala
Réalta Geala is a group of young Irish traditional musicians from the greater Boston area associated with the CCE Boston Music School. They were one of the up-to-four bands allowed to compete from the United States. This is a great honor for the musicians and our Comhaltas organization is very proud of their accomplishments.
In August 2015, Realta Geala, the Irish traditional music youth group from the CCE Boston Music School, traveled to Sligo to one of the most exclusive music competitions in the world, where practice pays off and friends you can count on are what matter: Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. This video shows the Boston and Tulla youth involved in all that it takes to get there and be there.
After a first place performance at the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh in Parsippany, New Jersey. the CCE Boston Music School Realta Geala group has an opportunity to compete in the All-Ireland Fleadh in Sligo in August 2015.
Learn more about the Realta Geala group and how you could support this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these budding musicians.
The CCE Boston Music School is sponsored by the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch.
New Items Added to Silent Auction
Free Tuition to the Music School!
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.
CCE Boston Music School Holiday Concert
Please join us for our second annual Holiday Concert and Fundraiser this Saturday, December 13th, at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main Street, Melrose, MA (map
) at 7pm!
Our CCE Boston Music School teachers
and students will perform as well as our young rising stars, REALTA GEALA!
We have an INCREDIBLE selection of auction items for you, including:
- Whistle or Flute lessons from Jimmy Noonan
- 2 hours or professional copy-editing services from Sarah Fraser
- a child’s 1/4 size fiddle, bow and case!!!
- a Killarney tinwhistle!!!!
- Craft beer and Wine baskets!
- a New Balance basket!
- An artisanal card-making basket!
- A Vincent Crotty painting!!!!!
- 2 10-ticket sets of passes for the New England Aquarium!!!
- and many, many more bundled items including gift certificates for local restaurants, concert tickets, CDs, knitted items, etc!
Raffle and Bake Sale
We’ll also have a raffle and bake sale in the back. If anyone would like to donate bake sale items, PLEASE BRING ‘EM!
Tickets to the event are FREE, although donations are welcome at the door! DON’T MISS THIS! All proceeds go to support our Trad Youth Exchange Program!
SEE YOU SATURDAY!!! TELL YOUR FRIENDS!!