Preservation & promotion of traditional IRISH music
We offer regular weekly classes in a variety of traditional instruments, Irish language, singing
and dance. We offer instrument rentals if you are just starting out, and are interested in learning a unique rare instruments such as the Concertina, Uilleann Pipes, Bodhrán, Accordion, Fiddle, Tin Whistle, or Harp.
Regular music sessions, sometimes graded at a “slow” or “moderate” pace for learners, can be a great way to hear the music in the social context it was designed for. In addition to being a lot of fun, playing in sessions will improve your ear dramatically, even without you being aware of it!
Passing on the tradition of Irish culture is what we do! Whether you’re interested in learning traditional music, honing your skills, or immersing yourself in the culture, we maintain a full schedule of entertaining and educational events. We also provide lectures, exhibitions, workshops and concerts.
Comhaltas runs a number of annual festivals called Fleadh Cheoil — literally “Festival (or feast) of Music.” Up to 12,000 performers participate, and 250,000 people attend the Fleadh. While competition is an important element of the Fleadh, the festival is a multi-faceted shop window for Irish culture.
Ceol na nAingeal aims to create a fellowship of Irish musicians and Irish music lovers; to cooperate and collaborate with all individuals and bodies working for the restoration or Irish Culture. Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music and since 1951 has established hundreds of branches around the world. CCÉ has touring groups, summer camps, provides teacher certification, produces publications such as Treoir magazine, as well as books and teaching curriculum, and has an archive of thousands of hours of Irish music recordings by renowned artists in traditional Irish music.