Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region


CCE Musical Arts & Dance (MAD) Week 2010 by midatlanticcce
March 3, 2010, 2:53 pm
Filed under: Festival, Maryland, O’Neill-Malcom

CCE Musical Arts & Dance (MAD) Week 2010

Traditional Irish Fiddle, Flute, Pennywhistle, Uilleann Pipes, Guitar, Button Accordion, Sean-nos Step Dancing & Group Set Dancing

July 5-9, 2010

Click here to visit the Mad for Trad page to see all the instructors.

Download the CCE M.A.D 2010 Registration Form

Are you mad for trad? Are you a violinist, a fiddler, a guitarist or a flutist wanting to explore and learn more about traditional Irish music? Are you an accomplished step dancer who wants a break from competition and are ready for the fun of sean-nos (old-style) step dancing or set dancing? Want to learn traditional Irish button accordion, uilleann pipes, or whistle from one of the best?

The O’Neill-Malcom Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCE), the local Washington metro branch of the Irish-based organization charged with promoting Irish culture, and Mitch Fanning (Director) are pleased to invite you to participate in CCE Musical Arts & Dance Week 2010. Now in its fifth year, CCE MAD Week staff have assembled an exceptional faculty in all areas of study: Fiddle— Kevin Burke, Brendan Mulvihill, Cleek Schrey, Donna Long; Flute/Whistle—Isaac Alderson, Laura Byrne Egan; Uilleann Pipes—Isaac Alderson; Guitar—All-Ireland Champion Josh Dukes; Button Accordion—Sean McComiskey; Sean-Nos (old-style) Step Dancing—Shannon Dunne; Set Dancing—Marilyn Moore & Shannon Dunne; Bodhran—Myron Bretholz; Ceili Band—Jesse Winch. Please see Guest Artists and Staff!

“The CCE Camp Week was an opportunity to experience traditional Irish music at its best. Under the guidance of enthusiastic masters, campers of all ages were challenged and nurtured. What grew from this effort was a mutual respect that broke through all barriers. No matter their background, no matter their age, each individual was offered the opportunity to step into this tradition, and to help it grow.”

—Meg Ortel, CCE MAD Week Participant, 2009

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