Concert and workshops featuring all Ireland champs Jerry O’Sullivan and Damien Connolly Oct 27th at The Buffalo Irish Center
Their FIRST time ever appearance in Buffalo! En route to the Catskills Irish Arts Week, Eileen Gannon on harp and Eimear Arkins on fiddle and song will perform a beautiful blend of haunting harp melodies, sean nos songs and toe tappers.
Performance on July 7th at 8PM at the Buffalo Irish Center – Tickets are only $15 ($12 for CCE members) $5 for children under 16.
For workshops with either artist, please call 716-536-0490 no later than Thursday July 5! They are free for members, $10 for all others.
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins have been lighting up the Irish music scene in St. Louis for the past several years. Eileen, a St. Louis native, is one of the top Irish harp players in the world. She has won numerous accolades including the highly coveted Senior Harp title at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (World Irish Music Championships). She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from St. Louis University and a master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from University of Limerick. This past summer, Eileen launched her debut solo CD, The Glory Days Are Over. www.eileengannon.com
Eimear is an award-winning singer and fiddle player from County Clare with eleven solo Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann titles to her credit. She has performed throughout the US and Ireland with acclaimed bands like Cherish The Ladies, Téada, The Paul Brock Band, Brú Ború and The Nashville Celts. She has toured extensively with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Ireland, Britain, North America and Canada. Her debut album, What’s Next, will be released early summer 2018. www.eimeararkins.com
Eileen and Eimear are both tutors at St Louis Irish Arts and have been guest artists at numerous festivals throughout the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; World Expo 2015, Milan; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; St Louis Tionól; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada; O’Flaherty Retreat, Texas and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France
Buffalo Comhaltas is sponsoring a Céilí (KAY-lee), an Irish social gathering, on Saturday, April 28 at 8PM.
The event will be held at the Buffalo Irish Centre, 245 Abbott Rd. Buffalo, NY 14220, from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm (immediately following the Buffalo Centers’ Dark Ales Tasting ).
There will be live traditional Irish music for dancers and those who just want to enjoy the show!
Costs are only $12 for dancers ($10 for CCE members) and $5 for those who come just for the listening or those who attend the tasting.
The Irish Centre’s kitchen and bar will be open.
Buffalo Comhaltas is a membership based, Irish cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and proliferation of traditional Irish music, song, dance and language, keeping it alive and lively in Western New York!
Ceili/Set Dance Classes 7:45pm – 10pm every Tues at the Buffalo Irish Center and Irish language classes are offered on Wednesday evenings.
Enjoy traditional Irish music every Saturday at Nietzsche’s in Allentown at 4:30pm
Patrick O’Dea Workshop
7 May 2016
Unitarian Universalist Church
695 Elmwood Avenue at West Ferry
(enter through the Garden Entrance (handicap accessible) that is set back from the sidewalk at West Ferry and Elmwood Avenue, inside our lawn and garden area) www.buffalouu.org
$20/$15 CCE members/$10 student
Ceili to follow
7 May 2016
Marriott Buffalo Harborcenter
95 Main Street (at the First Niagara Arena/Canalside)
$10/ $8 CCE members/$5 student
Combined Adult (workshop and ceili) $25.00/ $20 CCE
Combined Student fee (under 18) $12.00
Saturday, April 30, 2016 • 8pm
Del Denby’s Tavern • Buffalo, NY
Tickets are available pre-sale at Del Denby’s for $20
Brian Conway and Brendan Dolan, hot off playing at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, will be performing at Del Denby’s Pub in Buffalo NY, Saturday April 30 at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Del Denby’s is located at 1553 Hertel Ave. Buffalo, NY, 14216. Phone Number (716) 837-5360.
The Martin Wynne Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann will be glad to know Brian will highlight Martin Wynne’s music and legacy along with other fan favorites. John Daly the proprietor of Del Denby’s and sponsor of the concert is a great Nephew of Martin Wynne. This is the first of what he hopes will be many Irish Music Concerts. We hope so too!
The Martin Wynne Branch will be dancing this month! There will be a ceili on Saturday Feb. 27 at the Buffalo Irish Center at 8 pm. All are welcome. Admission $10, members $8, students with ID $5, and those who just wish to come for the music (tappers and clappers) also $5.
Finger foods to share at our tea break are appreciated. We will have more items than usual in our raffle so wear your lucky shirt and bring your good luck charms. Also, there will be another opportunity to enter the drawing for the Joe Brown Catskill Scholarship. Attendance at a Comhaltas sponsored event is required to be eligible for the scholarship.
Lively music provided by Resistance is Futile and these are the dances:
Derry Columcille, North Kerry, Clare Lancers, Waltz, Moycullen, Plain Set, Connemara Reel
Hope to see you all there – what better way to get in some of that exercise from your New Year’s resolutions!
Join us this Saturday, November 14th for a rollicking ceili at the Buffalo Irish Center at 245 Abbot Road, Buffalo, NY 14220 from 8-11:00pm.
The pub is open and refreshments served at intermission.
Cost is $10.00, CCE members $8.00, students, tappers and clappers $5.00
The Innisfree Dance Group holds Irish Set Dance lessons every Tuesday from 7:45 to 10:00 PM at the Buffalo Irish Center. First lesson is free of charge, $1.00/lesson thereafter.
We are invading the Fourth Friday Poetry Series! Join us at Dog Ears Bookstore and Cafe for Irish Poetry Night on Friday, September 25th at 7pm. Come and listen and learn as we proudly feature Kevin Conroy and Margaret McGrath reading the words of the Irish bards as they were written. All are welcome to read a poem by their favorite Irish author or in Gaelic. Cost is $4.00. Cafe is open until 8pm.
Free admission! BYOB and finger food and be ready for great music and fun! Enter a chance to win the Joe Brown Memorial Catskills Scholarship.
Live traditional Irish music provided by local band “Resistance is Futile”. Come dance, beginners welcome!
The Innisfree Dance Group holds Irish Set Dance and Ceili lessons every Tuesday from 7:45 to 10:00 PM at the Buffalo Irish Center. First lesson is free of charge, $1.00/lesson thereafter.