Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
(pronounced coal-tis kyol-tory air-in) It is an international organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of traditional Irish music, dance, language and culture. The Irish translation is roughly," A Gathering of Irish Musicians". Our organization is often called CCE or simply Comhaltas. Founded in 1951 in Ireland, Comhaltas has grown to encompass four continents, with over 400 branches worldwide. (60 in North America) CCE has no political or religious agenda and you do not have to be Irish to join or attend our events. Comhaltas is open to anyone interested in traditional Irish culture. The organization offers a wide variety of activities that include music jam sessions, Irish country dance workshops, ceilis (kay-lees, dances with live traditional music), celebrity concerts, music lessons and Irish language classes. Over the last half century Comhaltas has helped share the gift of Traditional Irish culture with millions of people worldwide. CCE offers adults and youngsters alike the opportunity to appreciate and participate in Ireland’s living tradition. We always welcome new supporters to our growing organization. Our events offer a friendly, informal Irish atmosphere that all can enjoy. Whether you are a member or not you are welcome to one of our many events. Tar isteach sa Comhaltas!!