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!

Keep up on all things Fleadh related by visiting!

Benefit for Fergal O’Halloran! by midatlanticcce
May 25, 2015, 7:41 pm
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Benefit for Fergal O’Halloran!

Sunday, May 31st, 4-8pm, Irish American Center, 297 Willis Avenue, Mineola

Fergal O’Halloran, the Chairman of the Mulligan Quinn CCE Branch, was involved in a serious car accident resulting in three breaks to his back. There will be a benefit on Sunday, May 31 from 4-8pm at the Irish American Center, 297 Willis Avenue, Mineola.

All proceeds from raffle and door will go to Fergal to defray his medical costs. All musicians welcome to join in and there will also be dancing. There will be Chinese Auction and the suggested donation on the door is $20. Raffle tickets are being sold for $10 and will also be available on the day.

Traditional Music in the Irish Echo by midatlanticcce
May 8, 2015, 11:47 am
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Traditional Music in the Irish Echo Newspaper

Interested in keeping up with the world of Irish Traditional Music?  One way of doing that is it read the Irish Echo newspaper’s traditional music column, which you can do on Facebook!  Click here to visit and see for yourself!  If you’re a Facebook member, hit that page’s “Like” button while you’re there and the articles will show up in your Facebook feed! Try it – there’s a ton of articles up there already for you to see!  It’s as easy as that!

Interested in more comprehensive coverage on all things Irish?  Visit and sign up for the Echo’s e-newsletter – you’ll get Irish news, culture and lifestyle updates sent directly to your inbox!  What could be simpler?

Friday Night Ceili by midatlanticcce
May 7, 2015, 9:46 pm
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Friday Night Ceili at the Fleadh This Weekend

The Friday Ceili at the Comhaltas Convention and Fleadh Weekend with the 2013 All-Ireland Moylurg Ceili Band from Ireland will NOW take place from 8:30 pm until Midnight at the Parsippany Hilton Hotel following the Friday evening Set Dance Workshop with Mick Mulkerrin from 6:30 to 8 pm all in the Grand Ballroom at the Parsippany Hilton. General Admission at the Door (Workshop and Ceili =$35 and Ceili only $20)

Calling All Young Fluters! by midatlanticcce
May 5, 2015, 9:38 pm
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Competing in the 12-15 Year Old Flute Competition?


flute competition certificate 2015Know someone competing in the 12-15-y-o Flute competition at the Fleadh this weekend? There’s a full Catskills Irish Arts Week’s registration in it for the winner!  Presented in memory of Mike Rafferty, from the Rafferty–Madden Mid Atlantic CCE Branch.  Register for CIAW online at!

Fleadh Volunteers Desperately Needed! by midatlanticcce
May 3, 2015, 9:25 am
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Fleadh Volunteers Desperately Needed!

Maureen Donachie is coordinating this year’s Fleadh volunteers and she reports the volunteer situation for the Saturday of the Fleadh isn’t looking good!   On Saturday, she needs at least 6 more bodies from 8 to noon and 6 more bodies from noon to 4 or else she will need to schedule volunteers for 8 hour shifts, something which she absolutely wants to avoid.

She also need bodies on Sunday to work the duets and trios, and cover the doors for the ceili band comps.

Maureen is looking for branch members to step forward and volunteer their time!  If you can help out during any of these times, please absolutely reach out to Maureen Donachie at

Fleadh Competition Schedule! by midatlanticcce
May 2, 2015, 11:02 am
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 Fleadh Competition Schedule!

Click here to download the 2015 Fleadh Competition Schedule! (Note this file was updated Sunday May 3.)

And don’t forget – you can visit for all your Fleadh-related information needs!

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!


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