Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Teada at IMT by midatlanticcce
March 14, 2012, 8:40 am
Filed under: Concert, Maryland

Téada at IMT

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 7:30 pm

$20 advance, $24 door. Students: $16 advance, $20 door.

Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park, Md.
Tickets on sale on the IMT website at

Téada is returning to IMT.

One of Irish traditional music’s leading exponents, Téada is driven by a fascination for the timeless, expressive force of music inherited from previous generations of musicians.

Founded by Sligo fiddler Oisín Mac Diarmada, Téada first came together in 2001 to make an appearance on the innovative Irish television series ‘Flosc’. With engaging textural arrangements, Téada, (which means “strings” in the Irish language) revels in the vibrant traditional music of Ireland. Deftly playing up its structural intricacies while preserving the contagious energy inherent in the repertoire, the group strives to capture a sense of the rawness and individuality of the solo artist, within a modern group context.

An Irish band with a truly worldwide reach, Téada has appeared as a frequent headliner at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Africa, Israel and Australia. Highlights include a 30,000-capacity stadium concert in Brittany, along with performances at Penang World Music Festival in Malaysia, Edmonton Folk Festival in Canada, Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and Campeche International Festival in Mexico. The group also received an invitation from the Irish Embassy in Rome during 2008 to perform at a commemorative event marking the 400th anniversary of the landmark event in Irish history known as “The Flight of the Earls.”


Baltimore Irish Trad Fest 2012 by midatlanticcce
March 11, 2012, 11:48 am
Filed under: Baltimore, Classes / Lessons / Education, Festival, Maryland

Baltimore Irish Trad Fest 2012

April 27-29

A weekend of traditional Irish music and dance featuring:

Sessions, Music & Dance Workshops, Concerts & a Ceili
~Register for Workshops by April 6th for the Early Bird Discount!*

The festival instructors and performers are some of the best traditional
Irish musicians in the world, from Maryland, around the U.S. and Ireland,
James Kelly, Tina Lech & Jim Eagan, fiddle; Billy McComiskey, accordion; Michael Cooney, uillean pipes; Kathleen Conneely, tin whistle; Ted Davis, guitar; Pat Egan, songs; Donna Long, piano; Laura Byrne, flute; Peter Fitzgerald, banjo; Jeff Thomas, concertina; Myron Bretholz, bodhran; Jason Gaynor, beginning tin whistle/Intro to Irish Music; Kelly Smit, Sean-nós dance & more!

Go to Instructor Bios or Class Descriptions

Register for the workshops by 4/6 for the Early Bird Discount!



¨ Welcome Session 9pm (J. Patricks)


¨ Morning & Afternoon Workshops* (registration required)

¨ Local dance & musician Showcase (windup space)

¨ Sessions 3:30pm & 11pm (Liam Flynns)

¨ Faculty Concert ($10- advanced purchase available) 7pm (Liam Flynn’s)


¨ Brunch Session 10:30am (James Joyce)

¨ Ceili w/ the Old Bay Ceili Band ($10) 1pm-4pm (Liam Flynn’s)

¨ Farewell Session 5pm (Ryan’s Daughter)

* Workshop fees are $55 if registered by 4/6, $60 after 4/6.
Programming subject to change

Visit for complete schedule information,
instructor/performer bios, workshop registration information & more!

Seeking Volunteers! If you’re interested in helping out before or during
Trad Fest 2012, please email Laura at

Stoltz Listening Room presents Maggie Sansone/Pat Egan/Andrea Hoag/Matt Bell by midatlanticcce
February 23, 2012, 9:31 am
Filed under: Concert, Maryland

Stoltz Listening Room presents Maggie Sansone/Pat Egan/Andrea Hoag/Matt Bell

Friday, March 2 (Friday) 8pm. Jump start your St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations! Maggie Sansone, Andrea Hoag, Pat Egan & Matt Bell perform at The Stoltz Listening Room, Avalon Theatre, Box Office: 410-822-7299 (Tuesday- Saturday 9 am – 2pm), 40 East Dover Street,Easton, MD 21601. $25. Enjoy  an evening of traditional and contemporary Celtic song & music in the cool allure of the Stoltz Listening Room with its intimate, casual appeal and stunning acoustics.

Kilshanny House Concert, Silver Spring, MD. by midatlanticcce
February 16, 2012, 12:01 pm
Filed under: Concert, Maryland

Kilshanny- House Concert- Silver Spring, MD.

Saturday, March 10 7:30 p.m.
Come and enjoy an evening of pure drop traditional Irish tunes and song with Kilshanny (John Knowles, John Ready, Joe Robinson, and Pat Egan).

Phone 301.565.3267 or for directions and reservations (limited seating).

Suggested donation $15.

Jesse Smith and Ryan McGiver in Maryland, Feb 14 by midatlanticcce
February 6, 2012, 8:46 am
Filed under: Concert, Maryland

Jesse Smith and Ryan McGiver in Maryland

Tuesday, February 14 • 7:30 pm

Glen Echo Town Hall
6106 Harvard Avenue
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Jesse Smith plays to the heart and from the heart. He was born to music. His father John is a singer and guitarist and his mother, Donna Long, is a noted pianist and fiddler who learned from her father. And Jesse’s fiddle teacher was Brendan Mulvihill. Yes, he grew up in the thriving Baltimore-D.C. Irish scene and moved to Ireland in 1998 to immerse himself further in the music. Now he performs, records and teaches on both sides of the Atlantic. He has a special fondness for the old tunes of the 78 rpm era, particularly those of Sligo fiddlers James Morrison, Paddy Killoran and Michael Coleman. His own recordings and those he made as a member of the band Danu have been enthusiastically received. Critics praise his playing for its sensitivity and tastefulness, admiring both his bowing and his fingerwork.

For our concert, Jesse is joined by New York-based guitarist and vocalist Ryan McGiver, who also performs and teaches widely. His work has been showcased on Irish radio, he tours with award-winning singer Susan McKeown, and he has accompanied uilleann piper Cillian Vallely (Lunasa), fiddlers Liz and Yvonne Kane, and young concertina phenom Edel Fox, among others. His debut album features re-interpretations of Appalachian ballads and an all-star lineup of musicians. When not touring or working as a stone mason, he can be found at NYC music sessions.

And, in honor of the day, one attendee will leave with a $100 gift certificate for dinner at the Irish Inn at Glen Echo. Six more will leave with a bottle of champagne (non-Irish)! And, there’ll be chocolates, (donation by Cat Tucker—Thank you!), champagne and other indulgences for all on the break!

General admission is $20, FSGW members $15, Students $10.  Presented, in part, with support from Culture Ireland.

For more information or Sue McIver

Events at Institute of Musical Traditions by midatlanticcce
February 6, 2012, 8:44 am
Filed under: Concert, General Announcement, Maryland

Upcoming Events at Institute of Musical Traditions

From Kent Murray, Institute of Musical Traditions

The Institute of Musical Traditions has a few shows coming up that CCE folks might enjoy. Information and tickets for the shows available on the IMT website at

Monday, Feb. 6, we have Archie Fisher, Scottish folksinger and host of the BBC radio program “Travelling Folk.” In Rockville

Monday, Feb. 13, fiddler Kevin Burke. In Rockville.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, fiddler Hanneke Cassel, with cellist Ari Friedman and guitarist Keith Murphy. In Takoma Park.

Wednesday, Feb. 29, Scott Alarik, folk music writer for the Boston Globe and supporter of traditional music, giving a combined book reading and musical performance. Scott has new novel out, Revival, that’s set in the folk music community of Boston.

Wednesday, March 14, Irish band Teada. In Takoma Park.

Monday, March 19, Celtic guitarist Robin Bullock. In Rockville. Robin will also be giving a workshop on Celtic Fingerstyle Guitar on Sunday.

Saturday, March 24, fiddlers Bruce Molsky & Ale Möller. In Takoma Park.

Sunday, March 25, harpist Maeve Gilchrist with bassist Aidan O’ Donnell and fiddler Duncan Wickel, in the first show of IMT’s new Harp Concert series. In Takoma Park.

Weddesday, March 28, Boston band Long Time Courting, with Sarah Blair on fiddle/vocals, Liz Simmons on guitar/vocals, Shannon Heaton on flute/vocals, and Ariel Friedman on cello/vocals. In Takoma Park.

And coming on Saturday, April 21, harpist Lily Neill in the second show of IMT’s new Harp Concert series. In Takoma Park.

GWCC NEW YEAR’S EVE CEILI by midatlanticcce
December 27, 2011, 7:27 pm
Filed under: Ceili, Maryland


Time to Dance in the New Year!

Saturday, December 31st, 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM, 2012

Cherry Hill Park Conference Center
College Park, MD

Entrance Code 76000

Music by Ellis Island, featuring those Fantastic Four:

Andy Thurston ~ Guitar
Dave Abe ~ Fiddle
Peter Fitzgerald ~ Banjo
Myron Bretholz ~ Bodhran & More

Bring an Appetizer or Desert to Share. Champagne, Noisemakers, Snacks Provided, along with Door Prizes & Raffle

ADMISSION: Advanced Tickets: GWCC Members-$55- Nonmembers-$60.  Tickets at the Door: $65—subject to availability.

For advanced tickets to be held at the door send a check to
GWCC, 164 New Mark Esplanade, Rockville, MD 20850
by Wednesday, December 28, 2011 or call (301) 294-3568 or to hold your tickets

Greater Washington Ceili Club