Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region


Fleadh Entry Reminder! by midatlanticcce
March 22, 2017, 10:02 am
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Fleadh Entry Reminder!

Do not forget to send your fleadh entry into Terry Raffery by the deadline for entry, April 3!  Entries received after that date will be assessed a $50 late fee. In addition, Duets, Trios, Grupai Cheoil, and Ceili Bands must submit their entries before the Fleadh and will not be permitted to submit their entry during the Fleadh weekend.

Visit nyfleadh.com for all your Mid-Atlantic Fleadh questions!



Fleadh Entry Reminder! by midatlanticcce
March 15, 2017, 9:59 am
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Fleadh Entry Reminder!

Do not forget to send your fleadh entry into Terry Raffery by the deadline for entry, April 3!  Entries received after that date will be assessed a $50 late fee. In addition, Duets, Trios, Grupai Cheoil, and Ceili Bands must submit their entries before the Fleadh and will not be permitted to submit their entry during the Fleadh weekend.

Visit nyfleadh.com for all your Mid-Atlantic Fleadh questions!



Fleadh Entry Reminder! by midatlanticcce
March 8, 2017, 9:59 am
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Fleadh Entry Reminder!

Do not forget to send your fleadh entry into Terry Raffery by the deadline for entry, April 3!  Entries received after that date will be assessed a $50 late fee. In addition, Duets, Trios, Grupai Cheoil, and Ceili Bands must submit their entries before the Fleadh and will not be permitted to submit their entry during the Fleadh weekend.

Visit nyfleadh.com for all your Mid-Atlantic Fleadh questions!



Fleadh Entry Reminder! by midatlanticcce
March 3, 2017, 10:03 am
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Fleadh Entry Reminder!

Do not forget to send your fleadh entry into Terry Raffery by the deadline for entry, April 3!  Entries received after that date will be assessed a $50 late fee. In addition, Duets, Trios, Grupai Cheoil, and Ceili Bands must submit their entries before the Fleadh and will not be permitted to submit their entry during the Fleadh weekend.

Visit nyfleadh.com for all your Mid-Atlantic Fleadh questions!



Irish Tin Whistle Workshop in Florida by midatlanticcce
January 4, 2017, 4:21 pm
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Irish Tin Whistle Workshop

 Tír na mBláth Branch
Sundays January 8 – February 5, 2017
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
355 N.E. Fifth Avenue, Suite 8, Delray Beach, FL

About the Workshop

Our Irish whistle workshop teaches how to play traditional tunes on a D tin whistle to students of all ages (including adults).  These workshop classes are held on 5 Sunday afternoons for five weeks starting January 8, 2017 and ending February 5, 2017.  In keeping with the Irish tradition, students are taught tunes by ear. Students learn the basic fingering and how to get a good sound from the instrument.  The instructor takes time to ensure that students follow proper technique and that each phrase of a tune is well learned before moving on to the next.

Workshop Goals

Students who participate will build confidence, increase their musical sensibility, and build skills on the instrument as well as increase their knowledge of Irish music.  Over the five week period, students will learn at least three Irish tunes by heart.  Students will also be able to count out the measures of a tune, and recognize at least four types of Irish tunes such as the reel, jig, slide, and slip jig.  All students will have the opportunity to play in a group with accompaniment for the final class.

Workshop Fees

$75 Workshop
$15 Optional D tin whistle purchase
DISCOUNT: If you are a member of Tír na mBláth (individual or family member), you are eligible to pay a REDUCED WORKSHOP FEE of $60.

Students are strongly encouraged to arrive on time as the instructor will begin without delay.  For students under the age of 18 years, PARENTS MUST REMAIN INSIDE THE BUILDING WITH THE STUDENT DURING THE WORKSHOP LESSON.

Our Instructors

Rosemarie Vincent holds a Bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Miami and has also studied Irish wooden flute with Ivan Goff. She has participated in various music ensembles including the Hunter Wind Quintet, the New Orleans Community Orchestra, Flutopia, and The Picket Sisters. She currently performs with the Tropical Flute Choir and The Roaring Kelly Band. She provides a focus on performance and ensemble playing.
Mary Gallacher, a master of Irish music genre on violin, holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from Marywood University in Scranton, Pa. She has been a music educator for over 30 years in string, woodwind, brass winds and choral music. She will provide a focus on timing, feel, and sound technique.

To register, use the brochure.

Irish Tin Whistle Workshop



Lily McEvoy RIP by midatlanticcce
October 22, 2016, 9:41 am
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Lily McEvoy RIP

From the McEvoy family:

Our family is deeply saddened to inform you all our dearest Mom Lily McEvoy passed away this Friday morning, October 21, 2016. As many of you know at nearly 93, Lily lived a wonderful and full life always surrounded by her loved ones. She is survived by her husband Bill (67 years married), her 8 children, 25 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. We are relieved that her passing was peaceful and painless.

The services will be held on
Monday, October 24, 2016 2pm-4pm & 7pm-9pm
St. James Funeral Home
829 Middle Country Rd,
Smithtown NY, 11780

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10am
At St. James Funeral Home
Burial to follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery
Liberty Ave,
Port Jefferson, NY 11777

We look forward to seeing you all and celebrating Lily’s life.

Warmest Regards,

The McEvoy Family

Mass Cards and notes of condolences may be sent to Bill McEvoy and his family via his home address which is
Bill McEvoy
928 Hawkins Ave.
Lake Grove, NY 11755
Or by phone to 631-588-3709



2017 Fleadh by midatlanticcce
October 11, 2016, 12:48 pm
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The 2017 Fleadh will take place at the Parsippany Hilton on May 5-7