Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

O'Neill-Malcom Branch, Washington DC

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.


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WE PROMOTE traditional Irish music and

culture in the Washington region.

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The 19th Annual Irish Folk Festival will be on Saturday, September 13, at the Sherwood Center and The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub & Restaurant. Details coming!

mad week 2014 - July
New: Early registration discount extended

Are you mad for trad? Are you a violinist, a fiddler, a guitarist or a flutist wanting to explore and learn more about traditional Irish music? Are you an accomplished step dancer who wants a break from competition and are ready for the fun of sean nós (old-style) dancing or set dancing? Want to learn traditional Irish button accordion, uilleann pipes, banjo, or whistle from one of the best traditional Irish instrumentalists and teachers?! Now in its eighth year, CCE MAD Week will again feature an exceptional faculty in all areas of study.

When: July 7-11, 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda MD

Online registration coming soon - watch this space!
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Past Events & Highlights


The CCÉ Irish Folk Festival 2013:
The 18th annual edition of this wonderful evet was held Sept. 21 in Fairfax VA. It featured performances from eminent local musicians and dancers, plus an evening ceili

Irish Folk Festival page


CCE North American Convention 2013
The O'Neill-Malcom Branch hosted the fabulous convention for the North American Province in April. Check out the pictures!

CCE Convention Site

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DONATIONS: If you would like to donate to CCÉ contact Larry Frank