Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region


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

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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!

Masterclasses:

  • 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 seannos@mail.com!

Venue details:

  • MONDAY:
    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!

  • WEDNESDAY:
    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.

Sessions:

  • 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!

Bio

  • 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
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: irisnevins@verizon.net



Benefit for Fergal O’Halloran!
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
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 www.facebook.com/IrishEchoTrad 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 www.irishecho.com 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?

www.irishecho.com



Friday Night Ceili
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!
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 www.catskillsirishartsweek.com!



Fleadh Volunteers Desperately Needed!
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 ceolagusrince@gmail.com.




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