Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Music of the 1916 Easter Rising by midatlanticcce
August 21, 2015, 4:21 pm
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Music of the 1916 Easter Rising

Thursday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.

Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Sq. South

An all-star cast of New York’s popular traditional Irish musicians come together to mark the centennial of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising with a night of songs painting an aural picture of how America contributed and reacted, featuring singer and guitarist Donie Carroll, fiddler and singer Liz Hanley, piper Ivan Goff, GIH faculty member and singer Mick Moloney, piper Jerry O’Sullivan, and fiddler Caitlin Warbelow.

  • Donie Carroll is a traditional folk singer and entertainer with musical roots in Ireland and America. Based in NYC, Donie is world renowned. He has shared the stage with many legends of traditional folk music, both American and Irish.
  • Liz Hanley, a Boston native and NYU grad, has been a long-time member of the Washington Square Harp & Shamrock Orchestra, plays violin in orchestral rock band Emanuel & The Fear, as well as the Marty Isenberg Big Band, and plays fiddle and sings in the all-female Brooklyn folk outfit Medicine Woman.
  • Ivan Goff, originally from Dublin and now based in Brooklyn, plays the uilleann pipes, Irish wooden flute, and pennywhistles. He has toured with Dervish, Danú, Lúnasa, Téada, The Green Fields of America, and the Eileen Ivers Band, and recently formed Ghost Trio with Iarla Ó Lionáird and Cleek Schrey. He recently earned his PhD in ethnomusicology from NYU.
  • Mick Moloney combines the careers of folklorist, professional musician, and professor of music and Irish studies at Glucksman Ireland House NYU. He has been awarded by the US National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and Ireland’s Presidential Distinguished Service Award. He sings and plays the banjo, bouzouki. He holds a Ph.D. in folklore and folklife from the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Jerry O’Sullivan has been widely hailed as one of America’s premier uilleann pipers. He has appeared on more than 90 albums and has recorded with artists such as The Boston Pops, Dolly Parton, and Paul Winter’s GRAMMY winning album, Celtic Solstice, as well as recorded a number of film soundtracks. Jerry is currently earning his Masters in Irish and Irish-American Studies at Glucksman Ireland House NYU.
  • Caitlin Warbelow hails from a family of bust pilots in Fairbanks, Alaska, with a lifetime of playing and performing on fiddle across several genres. She performed for Riverdance’s production, Heartbeat of Home, and Sting’s Broadway musical “The Last Ship.” She is on faculty at the Irish Arts Center and widely known as a gifted teacher.

$20 General Admission
$10 Glucksman Ireland House NYU Members – Become a member
$10 for students with valid ID

Tickets are available on or by calling SmartTix at (212) 868-4444.  Choose will-call.

Doors open at 6:30.  General admission seating.  Please bring photo ID to enter the venue.

2016 Fleadh, Save the Date! by midatlanticcce
August 18, 2015, 9:00 am
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Save the Date for the 2016 Fleadh!

The 2016 Fleadh will take place at the Parsippany Hilton on June 24th, 25th and 26th of next year!  Details to follow!

Congrats the This Year’s Fleadh Winners! by midatlanticcce
August 17, 2015, 8:26 pm
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Congrats the This Year’s Fleadh Winners!

The Region sent an extremely strong group of competitors over to Sligo this year and the following individuals came away with accolades!  Congrats to this group, to all who went over, and to their families!

  • 1st, Fiddle 15-18, Jake James, CCÉ, Mulligan-Quinn
  • 3rd, Fiddle Slow Airs over 18, Finbar Kantor, CCÉ, Martin Mulvihill
  • 3rd, Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs over 18, Patrick Shields, CCÉ, Mulligan-Quinn
  • 3rd, Duets 15-18, John Paul Wick, Seamus Wick, CCÉ, Mike Rafferty-Joe Madden
  • 2nd, Trios 15-18, John Paul Wick, Seamus Wick, Tim Clauss, CCÉ, Mike Rafferty-Joe Madden
  • 2nd, Newly Composed Song any age, Jim O’Dowd, CCÉ, Mike Rafferty-Joe Madden
  • 3rd, Sean Nós dance over 18, Maura Mulligan, CCÉ, Úll Mór

CCE IRISH FOLK FESTIVAL by midatlanticcce
August 12, 2015, 4:22 pm
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CCE IRISH FOLK FESTIVAL, 12 – 7:30 pm, Sept 26, 2015

Family-Friendly Fun!


  • Sherwood Community Center at Van Dyck Park, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, 3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.

Live traditional Irish music and dance, Gaelic Games, Scotch Whiskey tastings, crafts, Irish language workshop, 4 performance stages. Food and drink.

Performers include Dylan Foley, Josh Dukes, Sean McComiskey and a host of other great bands and dancers including Sean-Nos step-dancer Shannon Dunne and more.

Sponsored by the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann(CCE) O’Neill Malcom Branch and the City of Fairfax Commission on the Arts.

Free. Free parking. Rain or shine. or 703-919-1031

Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGynn on Tour! by midatlanticcce
July 28, 2015, 8:36 am
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Matt Molloy, John Carty & Arty McGynn on Tour!

  • August 6th – Fairfield, CT
    Venue: Gaelic American Club 74 Beach Road 7:30pm. , or (203) 257-8737
  •  August 7th – East Durham, NY
    Venue: Shamrock House, Michael J Quill Irish Cultural Centre 8pm. (518) 634-2286
  • August 8th – Cumberland, RI
    Venue: Blackstone River theatre, 549 Broad Street 8pmTickets $18.00 advance or $22.00 Tel (401) 725-9272
  •  August 9th midday– Irish Cultural Center’s Summer Concert series, Chicopee, MA
    Venue: Collegian Court, 12 noonTickets $20 for ICC members, and $23 for non-members available online or by calling the Irish Cultural Center at 413-265-2537.
  •  August 9th – Portland, Maine
    Venue: One Longfellow Square 8pm.  Tickets $25 adv. or $30 on day online or call (207) 761-1757
  •  August 10th – Cape Cod
    Venue: Cultural Center Of Cape Cod 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth 8pmTickets $25 508-394-7100
  •  August 11th – Manchester, New Hampshire
    Venue: The Shaskeen, 909 Elm St, 8pmTickets $25 online or contact 603-625-0246
  •  August 12th – Somerville, MA
    Venue: The Burren Backroom Series, 247 Elm Street, Davis Square.  Two shows 7.30pm & 9.30pmTickets $28 online or contact 617 776-6896
  • August 13-16th – Milwaukee Festival
  • August 17th – Chicago
    Venue: Chief O’Neill’s, 3471 N Elston Ave. 8pm. Tickets from 773 583-3066

Sean Nos Dance Masterclasses with Sibéal Davitt by midatlanticcce
June 25, 2015, 11:03 am
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Sean Nos Dance Masterclasses with Sibéal Davitt


One of the top exponents of Sean Nos Dance from Ireland, Sibéal Davitt, visits NYC this coming week and she is teaching some masterclasses, and performing at some sessions! Don’t miss it!

Click here to see video link of Sibéal’s dancing!


  • Mon. June 29, 8.15pm-10pm: Sean Nos Masterclass at New York Irish Center, Long Island City, Queens.
    Weds. July 1, 8.15pm-10pm: Sean Nos Masterclass at Players’ Theater, Greenwich Village
    Cost: $25 per class, cash only.
    Both classes: $45 total, payable at your first class!
    *Masterclasses are dependent on advance sign-ups, please help spread the word & tell some folks about this!
    Please sign-up at least 24 hours in advance!

Sign-up by emailing!

Venue details:

    New York Irish Center
    10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City Queens NY 11101

Subway Directions coming from Manhattan:
7 train to Vernon-Jackson, 1st stop in Queens, 3 minutes from Grand Central Terminal,
Be on the front of the train going to Queens, go up a few steps and exit through gate on the left, turn 180 degrees when you get outside, walk twenty paces, look for the green awning, building on your left!
Subway Directions coming from Queens:
7 train to Vernon-Jackson, last stop in Queens,
Be on the back of the train coming from Queens, go up a few steps and exit to your left, look for the green awning, building across the street!

    Players’ Theatre
    115 MacDougal St., Greenwich Village NY 10012
    between Bleecker and W. 3rd Streets
    Parking garage on W. 3rd Street
    Go up 2 flights of stairs to Studio 3A

Subway Directions to Wednesday class:
A,C,E,B,D,F,M to W. 4th Street, exit at south end of station, walk one block east, turn right, building on the right.


  • Thurs. July 2: 10.30pm performance at Irish Culture Night, Paddy Reilly’s 519 2nd Avenue (29th St.), NYC
    Sibéal also hopes to catch some other sessions around town!


  • Sibéal Davitt is one of Ireland’s leading professional sean-nós dancers. Having won TG4’s talent show ‘Glas Vegas’ in 2009, she went on to perform in Las Vegas and other noted venues and festivals around the world. She learned classical ballet, jazz and contemporary from the age of 5 and is currently developing her choreographic practice in the range of Irish traditional and contemporary dance.  Sibéal recently completed an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at University of Limerick where she worked with acclaimed choreographers such as John Scott, Iseli Chiodi Dance Company, Emily Johnson and Hélène Cathala.

Kelly School of Irish Music Fundraiser by midatlanticcce
June 16, 2015, 7:47 pm
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Kelly School of Irish Music Fundraiser

Send Our Young Musicians To Sligo to Compete!

Saturday, June 20th at 8pm

IAANJ, 352 Richard Mine Rd, Rockaway Twnshp, NJ

Harp, Fiddles, Pipes, Concertina, Flutes, Dancing

Music provided by New Jersey musicians from the Rafferty-Madden Comhaltas Branch, including performances from teachers Willie and Siobhan Kelly, Regan Wick and Iris Nevins.

Bring Your Dancing Shoes ! Refreshments Served!

Suggested Donation: $20, or whatever you can afford.

Sponsored by: The Irish American Association of Northwest Jersey, a 501(c)(3) organization

For email and RSVP:


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