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Join the fun at our Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Boston Branch Bi-Monthly Seisiun - Set & Ceili Dancing - 1st & 4th Sundays from 3pm – 7pm - at the Canadian-American Hall, 202 Arlington St., Watertown, MA - next session Sunday May 1st
Ceoltóirí Éireann is an international organization founded in
Ireland in 1951 to preserve Traditional Irish Music and Culture and
to make it available for people everywhere to enjoy its distinctive character.
CCE has grown to have over 400 branches worldwide.
The Reynolds, Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley, Cooley branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is a nonprofit organization founded in Boston in 1975 for the preservation of Irish traditional music. Two of the great figures in Boston's history of traditional Irish music are the men for whom our branch
Michael Hanafin, of Callinaferey, Milltown, Co. Kerry, was among the finest traditional fiddlers of his time, and the first to be recorded in the early days of the phonograph industry.
Cooley, of Peterswell, Co. Galway, needs no introduction to Irish music lovers. His accordion music has influenced musicians throughout the world.
Today, Boston's CCE branch
has evolved to become one of the largest branches with a membership of
musicians, dancers, teachers and patrons dedicated to preserving the traditions
of Ireland through its Music, Dance, Language and Culture,
and includes members
from many ethnic backgrounds who enjoy playing, dancing and listening to
Ireland's music for sheer enjoyment.
Go mbainfidh sibh-se taithneamh as fresin. May you enjoy it, too!
CCE Boston is accomplishing
its mission through weekly classes
in eight traditional musical instruments and in set/ceili dancing classes.
The results of the class efforts are demonstrated and enjoyed at monthly
Ceili seisuins. All are welcome at weekly classes and monthly seisiuns which
feature Larry Reynolds and the Boston Comhaltas Musicians.