Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

GWCC Fall Irish Dance Class – Starts Thursday, September 6th by midatlanticcce
August 30, 2012, 2:34 pm
Filed under: Classes / Lessons / Education, Dance, Maryland

GWCC Fall Irish Dance Class

September 6 – December 20, 2012

Greater Washington Ceili Club Adult Irish Dance Classes Fall Session

  • 7:00-8:00 pm ~Basic Dances (Call first to confirm)
  • 8:00-9:30 pm ~ Advanced Dances

The Melvin J Berman Hebrew Academy
13300 Arctic Avenue, Rockville, MD 20853
(Use the second entrance from Arctic Avenue to the right of the school.
Continue around the right of the building to the back into the fenced parking area.)

Only one $30 donation for the hall

(Mini-ceili with band on the third Thursday of each month)

For information call Paul O’Donnell at 301-649-6410

or visit the GWCC website:


Lilt’s Upcoming Performances by midatlanticcce
June 27, 2012, 3:56 pm
Filed under: Concert, Maryland, Virginia

Lilt’s Upcoming Performances!

Sunday, July 1

Monopoly House Concerts
Hyattsville, MD

7:00 pm

$10 suggested donation

We’re playing a house concert as part of Monopoly House Concerts’ “Dessert and Song” series. This will be a small-scale performance, and just as the concert series’ title suggests, it will start with a social gathering for dessert, followed by an intimate performance by Lilt. Reservations are required.  More info at

Saturday, July 14

Irish Cultural Heritage Night at Ossian Hall Park

7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale VA
7:30 pm

We’ll be performing as “Lilt Deluxe” – our usual duo will be augmented with our friends Mitch Fanning and Jesse Winch. Mitch is a great fiddler, and is accomplishing great things in Irish music education. He is the founder and director of the Bog Band — the wonderful young persons’ ensemble — which has been setting a high standard for excellence for a number of years. Jesse plays the bodhran, guitar, and all manner of miscellaneous instruments. He is a near-legendary figure in Irish music in America, knowing and playing with nearly everybody. He was recently inducted into the CCE Irish Music Hall of Fame for the US Mid-Atlantic Region. “Lilt Deluxe” will be accompanied by some great Irish dancers, and the performance will be followed by a movie. This will be a great event for the family!

Saturday, July 21

Swift Run Celtic Concerts
Fairfax Station, VA

7:30 pm

$20 suggested donation

reservations, directions, details: phone 703-426-1450 or email

The annual series of Swift Run concerts is one of the premier showcases for Irish music in the Washington area. Weather permitting, we’ll be performing on Swift Run Lodge’s spectacular 3-tier amphitheater deck against a wooded backdrop (or inside if weather necessitates). This will be a good one! Reservations are required.

Friday, August 3

Ashland Coffee & Tea
100 N. Railroad Ave, Ashland VA

8:00 pm

Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

Advance ticket sales: phone (804) 798-1702 or order online at

Lilt on the web:

Lilt on Facebook:


Frederick Celtic Festival by midatlanticcce
May 2, 2012, 6:31 pm
Filed under: Festival, Maryland

Frederick Celtic Festival

The Frederick Celtic Festival will be held in Mount Airy, Maryland on Saturday, May 12, 2012

A space will be provided for session players from 2:30 to 6 pm.

Ceili Opportunities in MD & VA! by midatlanticcce
April 9, 2012, 10:40 am
Filed under: Ceili, Maryland, O’Neill-Malcom, Virginia

O’Neill-Malcom Branch Ceili

CCE Ceili – April 14

Saturday, April 14, at Frying Pan Park, 2739 West Ox Road, Herdon VA 20171. 7:30-10:30pm.
Call 703-437-9101 for directions or

Music by the Bogwanderers Ceili Band & Friends. Dances called by Marilyn Moore.
CCE Members – $12, Non-members-$15
Special prices for students and families
Information: 703-631-9179
Sponsored by The O’Neill-Malcom Branch Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann,

NEW! Family Ceili-April 15

Sunday April 15, 3-5pm, at Hughes United Methodist Church,10700 Georgia Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902 (
You are invited to CCE’s first “Family Ceili” for fun-lovers of all ages!
Join the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann – O’Neill-Malcom Branch & Culkin School for a lively, fun afternoon of simple family-style dances.
Shannon Dunne will give a free Sean Nos dance workshop for beginners at intermission.
Live all-star ceili band!
Prizes, Refreshments!
Dances called by Marilyn Moore.
$10/individual and $15/family
703-919-1031 for information

Kevin Burke on Tour by midatlanticcce
March 20, 2012, 11:57 am
Filed under: Concert, Maryland, NYC, Virginia

Kevin Burke  – The Naked Fiddle
On Tour in April

RKIDS and Blackthorn St. Patrick’s Day Ceili – Friday, March 16th by midatlanticcce
March 14, 2012, 9:12 am
Filed under: Ceili, Maryland

RING OF KERRY & BLACKTHORN St. Patrick’s Day Ceili

March 16, 2012 ~~ 7:00–10:30 pm

McCathran Hall, Washington Grove, MD

Music by the Martin Family Ceili Band

Marilyn Moore will call the dances

No Admission ~ Contribution accepted to help pay the Band

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Soda bread and Tea during 1st break
Pot Luck, bring a hot dish, salad or dessert to share
Soft drinks available
Plus a 50/50 raffle

Directions: From Shady Grove Road take Oakmont Ave (away from the Postal Facility), follow Oakmont to the railroad crossing, bear right to go over the tracks and then bear left onto Railroad Street. After the bend and after passing the Railroad Terminal waiting station turn right onto Grove Road. At the second stop on Grove, turn left onto Center Street. McCathran Hall is at Center and Chestnut. Parking is available on Chestnut.

OCEAN Quartet at Annapolis Maritime Museum by midatlanticcce
March 14, 2012, 8:41 am
Filed under: Concert, Maryland

OCEAN Quartet at Annapolis Maritime Museum


St. Patrick’s Concert – OCEAN Quartet at Annapolis Maritime Museum
7 to 9 p.m. – Sunday, March 18, 2012
Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
Admission: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
Tickets: call Museum at (410) 295-0104 or email to reserve tickets
Info at

Some of you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland on the actual St. Patrick’s Day (Saturday the 17th)…and that’s great… But OCEAN is offering you a concert the day afterward, because the snakes are having their own little party!

We’ll feature vocalist Lisa Moscatiello singing tender lyrical songs (bring your hankies… her exquisite voice regularly moves people to tears, and this concert’s material is especially sentimental…); Steve Winick singing some real gems from the Irish Comic Song tradition; fiddler Robert Spates burning it up on the jigs and reels; and Yours Truly tickling the ivories and squeezing up a storm.

Wear whatever you want … Shamrocks or Snakes… but come on out to Annapolis Maritime Museum this Sunday night at 7 p.m. and celebrate with us the special magic and mystery that is Irish music.

P.S. – There WILL be liquor served (there’s something to that old “hair of the dog” theory, after all…).

Jennifer Cutting, Artistic Director
OCEAN – “Celtic Music for Ancient Moderns”
Wash. Area Music Association’s
“Musician of the Year” & “Album of the Year”
“Nothing short of spellbinding…” – The Washington Post