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.
Lisa Coyne, Executive Director of Boston CCE Music School says,
“We are still signing up for CCE Spring classes! And I am delighted to announce that we will be joined by the illustrious John Whelan who will be teaching our accordion classes, Dan Accardi, who will be teaching concertina, and Jimmy Noonan, who will be teaching our flute and some whistle classes!”
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.
Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Ceili Mor Fundraiser
Keep the Tradition Growing! Support the “Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund” for the CCE Boston Music School. Come out and join us at the “Ceili Mor” on Sunday December 7th 2014 at the Canadian-American Hall in Watertown. This takes the place of our usual music and dance session on the 1st Sunday of December.
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch CEILI MOR Sunday, December 7th, 3 PM -7 PM Canadian-American Hall 202 Arlington Street, Watertown Donation $12 at the door
We are excited to unveil our Trad Youth Exchange Program that we have been putting together over the last several years!
Tulla Youth Arrive in Boston
We are bringing over 15 young All-Ireland Champion U12 Ceili Band musicians from Tulla, County Clare. This group of young musicians aged 9-14, with their teachers and parents, will meet, perform with, and develop friendships with 14 young musicians from the greater Boston area at music workshops, concerts, and other cultural events. We would like to invite you to come hear them play at two concert/fundraiser events.
Fundraiser Events November 7th & 9th
Our two main events are the Trad Youth Concert at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Melrose on Friday, November 7th, and the Mary MacNamara & Friends CD Release Party at the Burren in Somerville on Sunday, November 9th.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THESE CONCERTS go to support the Trad Youth Exchange Program! – specifically the costs of hosting the Tulog group and travel costs for our youngsters to visit them in Ireland in February 2015. The TULOG group will also be selling copies of their fabulous new CD called “Unfolding.” You can hear clips of this on Saturday, November 1st when Lisa Coyne speaks with Brian O’Donovan on A Celtic Sojourn at 4pm!
Buy Tickets Online!
Tickets to these two events are being sold on EventBrite ~ see links below – Tickets are also available at the door.
Mary MacNamara CD Release Party at The Burren, Sunday, Nov 9, 3PM Mary MacNamara CD Release Party at The Burren, Sunday, Nov 9, 3PM
Sunday, November 9th, at the Burren, 3-6pm – Renound concertina player Mary MacNamara‘s CD release party at The Burren [25 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144] hosted by Brian O’Donovan. Mary will be joined by the Tulog Band, Realta Geala, and special guests. Tunes afterward until 7pm. (Tickets are $20) – Limited seating. Don’t be left out!
Concert Window – Listen and Donate!
If you can’t make the concert (and you should try to!!) and choose to watch it online instead, you may watch via Concert Window — All proceeds will go to benefit the Trad Youth Exchange. Here are the links: