Tara Lynch, Chairperson
The Irish community has lost a number of dear friends this past month. To the families of Brendan Tonra, Sean Potts, and Finbarr Dwyer, we offer our sincere sympathies. They will be remembered through our memories and their music always.
Once again, I and other Comhaltas musicians and the Harney Academy of Dance will be performing with the Regale Players in the Production “A Little Bit of Ireland” to be held at Waltham High School, 617 Lexington St., Saturday, March 15th at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 16th at 2 p.m. Hope to see many of you at this popular event.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day and Welcome Spring!
God bless everyone . . . Tara Lynch, Chairperson
Boston College Gaelic Roots program is sponsoring several concerts and dances in January and February. See Calendar for details.
- Concert by Paddy Keenan and Jimmy Noonan on Uilleann Pipes, Flute, Whistle
Thurs., Jan. 23, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m – Walsh Hall Function Room
- Irish Dance and Céilí ~ Directed by Kieran Jordan & Live Music by Seamus Connolly
Mon., Feb. 3rd – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Gasson Hall Irish Room
- Mist Covered Mountains Concert Fiddle – Vocals – Guitar
Donna Hébert, Molly Hébert,Wilson & Max Cohen
Thurs., Feb. 27th – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Walsh Hall Function Room
You’ll have to book soon if you want to attend the North American Convention and Mid-Atlantic Fleadh in April! Two events are combined into one this hear.
The 2014 CCÉ Provincial Convention and Mid-Atlantic Fleadh from April 24-27, at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, NJ, is hosted by the CCÉ Mid-Atlantic Region.
Read more about the convention in a related post and on the North American Convention and Fleadh website.
View the official flyer and registration form: 2014 CCE Convention Flyer April in Parsippany NJ but print the registration form here: print page 1 of 2 and page 2 of 2 (to fit on 8 1/2 x 11 paper).
January-February 2014 CCE Boston Newsletter [PDF]
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Tara Lynch, Chairperson
With a new year underway, I want to express my sincere gratitude for your friendship and continuing support of Comhaltas. Together we’ve continued in the tradition our beloved former chairman, Larry Reynolds (RIP), so proudly fostered.
With the help of God, and good people like you, we will continue to do so for many years to come.
The Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch Officers extend their best wishes to you for a peaceful, healthy, and happy New Year.
God bless everyone . . .Tara Lynch, Chairperson
Áine Minogue - Music of the Winter Solstice and Christmas Concert
O’Carolan harp tune at Boston College
This is not a current event, it’s just a quiet little tune for you to enjoy.
It’s from the Gaelic Roots Series, Dec. 8, 2011, Music of the Winter Solstice and Christmas Concert by Irish harpist and singer Áine Minogue at Boston College. It was part of the Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series. http://www.bc.edu/gaelicroots
CCE Holiday Concert features Boston Comhaltas Music School students and teachers Saturday, December 7th 4-6PM, in Melrose
The Music School students and teachers will be presenting a Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 7th from 4-6PM at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main Street, Melrose, MA (map) You can find directions to the event on the church website.
Print a flyer CCE Holiday Concert 2013.
All teachers are invited to perform with students who are willing to do so! Also, this will be the debut performance of Realta Geala!!
A very special welcome to new members and sincere thanks to members who sent in their 2013-2014 dues.
Please keep in mind during this gift giving season that a donation to the Branch Commemorative Gifts Program, Frank Forde Memorial Music Scholarship, or the Larry Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Fund is a meaningful gift to help preserve Irish traditional music. It is always in good taste and a worthy tribute for both the living and deceased. Gifts made in loving memory or in honor of a special occasion are acknowledged in writing.
I am very pleased to tell you the Tuesday evening branch set/ceili dance workshop held at the Can-Am Hall in Watertown is going strong. Dance instructor, Sally Harney and her team, encourage you to spread the word to come join in the fun. Beginners welcome.
Tis Christmas! May your hearth be warm, your holidays grand, and your hearts held gently in the good Lord’s hand.
God bless everyone! . . . . Tara Lynch, Chairperson