Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

2015 Convention & Fleadh! by midatlanticcce
February 26, 2015, 9:43 am
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2015 Convention & Fleadh!

In 2015, the North American Convention will once again take place at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany and it will run between Thursday May 7th and Sunday May 10th – Mother’s Day Weekend!  The Mid-Atlantic Fleadh will happen the same weekend, spanning May 8th–10th!

The Saturday night banquet and ceili will include the installation of musicians Frankie McCormick and Brendan Fahey along with the posthumous induction of the Sligo Masters Michael Coleman, James Morrison, Paddy Killoran and James “Lad” O’Beirne into the Mid Atlantic Region’s Hall of Fame. Expect great music from the Hall of Famers past and present who will be in attendance!  In addition, we will be honored and excited to have the Moylurg Ceili Band, the 2013 Senior Ceili Band Champions from the historic Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Derry, joining us for the weekend!  They will bring their outstanding music to our Saturday Gala Banquet, and will be featured at many other events throughout the weekend.

Click here to download the full 2015 Convention Flyer!

Click here to download the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil Entry Form!

Click here to book your room at the Parsippany Hilton at the Comhaltas weekend rate.

Click here to download the Weekend Package Registration form!

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Pizza and Disco! by midatlanticcce
April 20, 2015, 12:51 pm
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Pizza and Disco Night at the 2015 Convention!

Saturday, May 9th we will once again run a Disco and Pizza Party from 7 to 11pm!  Admission is $5 and we ask that you sign up earlier in the day on Saturday so we can get an approximate headcount for Pizza.

Need information about the Fleadh?  Click here!

Fleadh Volunteers Needed! by midatlanticcce
April 18, 2015, 7:34 pm
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Fleadh Volunteers Needed!

YOUR help is needed at the Mid-Atlantic CCÉ Regional Fleadh Cheoil, which will take place Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th at the Parsippany Hilton, Parsippany, NJ!

We need volunteers for the following times:

  • Saturday, May 9th: Between 8 am and 4 pm
  • Sunday, May 10th: Between 10 am and 5 pm

Any amount of help during these blocks will be appreciated!  If you’re available, please contact Maureen Donachie at

Fleadh Registration Deadline! by midatlanticcce
April 14, 2015, 2:19 pm
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Fleadh Registration Deadline!

TODAY, April 14, 2015, is your final day to register and avoid being assessed the $20 late fee!

Click here to download the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil Entry Form!

This document also contains the registration information, a summary of competition rules, and a general program of competitions and events.

Click here for the official fleadh rules.  In matters of competition requirements, judging, etc., these official rules will apply. In matters of administration, deadlines, late fees, etc. the local rules on the syllabus document will prevail at the Mid Atlantic Fleadh.

The Under 10 Event, Tir Na Nog has its own registration form.  Click here to visit its webpage, where you can download the registration form.

For Questions about the competitions or to register, contact the Fleadh Secretary, Terry Rafferty, 201-288-4267, or email her at

(Please note: The syllabus/registration form needs legal size paper to print out properly.)

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Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Homecoming by midatlanticcce
February 27, 2015, 2:54 pm
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Cherish the Ladies: An Irish Homecoming!

“passionate, tender and rambunctious” — The New York Times

Saturday, March 7, 8PM @ Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St.

The all-women’s Irish-American music sensation celebrates its 30th anniversary! What began as a concert series organized by folklorist/musician Mick Moloney in 1985 has come to be one of the most successful touring ensembles in Celtic music, renowned for its virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step-dancing. Over the past three decades, the band has toured the world, performed at the White House and the Olympics, and recorded 15 outstanding albums, the last of which was made into a Public TV special, An Irish Homecoming. Special guests include former members and longtime collaborators Maura O’Connell, Cathie Ryan, Liz Carroll and Liz Knowles.

Click here to learn more about this concert and to buy tickets!


Celtic Appalachian Celebration by midatlanticcce
February 25, 2015, 7:26 pm
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4th Annual
Annual St. Patrick’s Day Concerts Featuring 
Old Time American, Country and Bluegrass Music with Irish Influences
Saturday, March 14 | 2:30 pm and 8 pm
“Mick Moloney and the Irish Arts Center triumphed once again…a stunning crowd-pleaser.”  – Paul Keating,  Irish Central
Tickets from $25 
Save 20% with code EARLYBIRD! See below for details.
Back by popular demand, for the fourth year running, our annual St. Patrick’s Concert A Celtic Appalachian Celebration, returns to Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street | New York, NY) on Saturday, March 14th at 2:30 pm and 8 pm.
Mick Moloney and The Green Fields of America 
Athena Tergis (fiddle), Billy McComiskey (button accordion),
Jerry O’Sullivan (uilleann pipes and whistle), Brendan Dolan (piano),
Niall O’Leary (dancer), Liz Hanley (fiddle, vocals)
The Bing Brothers Band featuring Jake Krack 
Mike Bing (mandolin), Tim Bing (banjo), Jake Krack (fiddle),
Tim Corbett (bass), Bob Lieving (guitar)
With Special Guests 
Cheick Hamala Diabaté (nguni and plantation gourd banjo, both West African precursors to the banjo)
& Kyle Alden (Guitar, Vocals)
Book your tickets early for this once in a lifetime Irish Arts Center event at Symphony Space.
The weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, roll up your sleeves for an evening of hootin’, hollerin’, pickin’, strummin’, and foot-stompin’ revelry with over 15 world musicians, singers, and dancers genre-jumping through the jigs, reels, and harmonies of Ireland, America, and West Africa, led by legendary musician, folklorist and National Heritage Award-winner Mick Moloney.
Featuring some of the most formidable and respected old-time musicians in West Virginia, the Bing Brothers Band will showcase their hard-driving brand of string music. With over 30 years’ experience, their sound has been recognized and rewarded with many honors over the years, and represents Appalachia’s thriving musical heritage.
Collaborating with the beloved Green Fields of America–one of the best-known and longest running Irish American groups–the Bing Brothers Band will share the stage with San Francisco based singer/songwriter/guitarist Kyle Alden, best known for his award-winning folk music settings of W.B. Yeats’ poetry, and Cheick Hamala Diabaté, a griot (storyteller) and master of the West African precursor to the banjo. Fans can expect solo performances, fiddlin’ and bowin’, and rousing stompers, and haunting ballads.
Infusing the best Irish traditional music influences on old time American, country and bluegrass music, the evening is the perfect setting to celebrate a musical tradition that knows no boundaries.
Saturday, March 14 | 2:30 pm & 8 pm
Save 20% with code EARLYBIRD!
Premium Orchestra Seats: $60 
Rear Orchestra: $50 non-member / $40 member 
Balcony: $40 non-member / $32 member / $25 student
Buy tickets online or by calling 212-864-5400
EARLYBIRD code is valid in Rear Orchesra for $40 and Balcony Seats for $32. While supplies last. Discount expires Sunday, March 1st and is not valid on previously purchased tickets, or on member-priced tickets.
For more information, visit Irish Arts Center’s website.

GaelFest Cultural Alliance by midatlanticcce
February 18, 2015, 11:33 pm
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GaelFest Cultural Alliance is Running an Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign!

GaelFest 2015 is a family oriented festival which aims to be the preeminent annual North American festival celebrating all aspects of traditional Irish culture through music, dance, language, food, and Irish sports.

The festival is scheduled for Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at the German Masonic Park in Tappan, NY. Thousands of Irish and Irish-Americans will be there to celebrate a culture rich in heritage and tradition.

Come join us for what will surely be an outstanding annual event with the finest Irish and Irish-American musicians, singers, dancers and sporting events. We will be presenting the best in regional, national and international musical talent, ceili and step dancing, hurling and Gaelic football exhibitions, children’s activities and entertainment, crafts and artworks, vendors, food and beverage and so much more!

The purpose of this campaign is to underwrite the advance costs and cover the fixed financial commitment components of our budget as listed below to help ensure that the event is successful and we have the best possible foundation upon which to build this event into the premiere Irish focused festival in North America.

Click here to learn more and to support the campaign!


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