Dublin-based Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCÉ) is the largest non-profit group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music and culture. Started in 1951, CCÉ now has branches all over the world. The O’Neill-Malcom Branch primarily serves the Washington, DC metropolitan area.


MAD Week 2017

The 12th annual edition of this extraordinary summer school for Irish music and dance will be held in July in Bethesda, MD.

Featuring music and dance instruction and performances from some of the finest Irish artists in the U.S. and Ireland.

CCE Irish Folk Festival 2013
CCE Irish Folk Festival

Ever been to a real Irish traditional music session?

This month there are some cause-related sessions taking place in the DC area. Go hear great Irish music with musicians in their natural habitat (the Irish pub!)

Here's the list: https://www.facebook.com/SanctuarySessionsForACLU/

And for a list of the trad music sessions that occur regularly in the area, see our Local Sessions page.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

O'Neill-Malcom Branch, Washington DC


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CCE Irish Folk Fest 2016:
The 21st Annual CCÉ Irish Folk Festival was held in September in Fairfax, VA. A free showcase of the “pure drop” - the beauty, depth, and excitement of Irish music and dance as it has taken root and come into full flower in our community.

Save the DateS!
Bethesda, Maryland
mad week: July 16-21 2017
NEWMADweekInstrument CCE Irish Folk Festival mad week: July 16-21 2017