Boston Branch CCÉ Scholarship Programs

Traditional Irish Music Scholarships

The Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann offers the followindg traditional Irish music scholarship options that provide financial assistance to our CCÉ Boston Music School students and to others (see the Larry Reynolds scholarship).

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Available Scholarships


General Scholarship

This scholarship program provides financial assistance to young students under the age of 18 enrolled in the music school who have shown commitment to and excellence in their music studies.

Scholarships are for the fall and spring semesters in our CCÉ Boston Music School.

More details for this and for all the scholarships may be found in the their respective application forms.

Application:  General Scholarship Application  Form 
Description of Annie Mullen Scholarship

Annie Mullen Scholarship

clipart-music-notes-yio4KMniEAnnie Mullen Memorial Irish Music Scholarship

This scholarship is available to beginner-intermediate level students enrolled in the CCÉ Boston Music School who look for the opportunity to further develop their skills in a program that complements what they are learning though our music school.

Annie Mullen, a longtime Boston, MA, resident and native of the Connemara region in Ireland, enjoyed the traditional music and dance of her homeland.  She instilled this interest in her children through many trips to Ireland and incorporating those traditions into her family life.  Annie enthusiastically enjoyed listening to or dancing to this music.  After her passing in the summer of 2016, friends and family joined together to fund a scholarship in her memory.

Application:  Annie Mullen Memorial Scholarship Application Form

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Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

An applicant for the Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Award should be a person under 21 years of age who participates in and contributes to the Irish Music/Dance/Song/Culture and Community of New England and is a member of the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley branch of CCÉ. Applicants are not required to be enrolled in our music school in order to apply. Previous winners may not apply again for 5 years.

Applications are available in the spring.   Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley branch members will be notified  of the availability of applications  and the submission dates.

Application:  Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Application Form

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The Button Box Scholarship

The Button Box scholarship is awarded annually and covers one full year’s tuition for a student enrolled in an accordion or concertina class  at the CCÉ Boston Music School.

The Button Box is a business located in Sunderland, Massachusetts that sells and services accordions and concertinas.  The owner of the business is demonstrating his support for the development of traditional Irish musicians by funding a scholarship for students enrolled in the CCÉ Boston Music School.

Application: The Button Box Application Form

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Frank Hartigan Memorial Scholaraship

This is our newest scholarship. Frank Hartigan was a musician and long-time member of Ceol Traidisuinta na h’Éireann.  In his honor Ceol Traidisuinta na h’Éireann, under the direction of Frank Bane, established a scholarship fund and has graciously funded six full semester tuition scholarships for students at our music school.

The RHC branch is most appreciative and honored to participate in honoring the memory of Frank Hartigan.


Scholarships have been awarded for the 2019-20 school year. Application will be available here soon.


Frank Forde Memorial Music Scholarship

Frank Forde Scholarship Application

(There are no funds currently available for this scholarship.)

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How to Apply for Scholarships

Click on the links above for scholarship applications, applicant qualifications, and specific rules for applying.

Reynolds, Hanafin, Cooley Branch – Boston, MA