Spring Céilí April 13th!

Ceili041313Dance the winter blues away at our Spring Céilí on Saturday, April 13th!  Held at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd. in Buffalo, from 8:00-11:30pm. 

Admission is $10, $5 for students with ID, and free for accompanied children under the age of 16.  Enjoy delicious refreshments at intermission.  Kick up your heels and thaw out with lively traditional Irish music performed by local musicians.  No experience necessary! 

Ongoing set and Céilí dance classes are held by the Innisfree Irish Dance Group on Tuesday evenings from 7:45 to 10:00 PM at the Buffalo Irish Center. 

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Patrick O’Dea Set Dance Workshop February 26th

Internationally renowned Irish dance teacher Patrick O’Dea will instruct a set dance workshop sponsored by Buffalo Comhaltas on Tuesday, February 26th. Start time is 7:00pm at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd, Buffalo 14220.  Admission is $15.  Learn the traditional dances of Ireland from the best!  Stay warm and enjoy a wonderful evening with friends!

All levels welcome. The Innisfree Dancers give Irish set dance lessons every Tuesday night at the Buffalo Irish Center at 7:45pm in the Claddaugh room.  For more information please contact Shane or Jean Devlin at 627-5966.

Join the fun!

 

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Celebrate New Year’s the Irish Way!

Join us tonight, Friday January 11th as we ring in the New Year Irish style with a celebration of music, dance, and stories and recitations!  Entertainment takes place in the pub at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd, Buffalo from 8-10pm.

Buffalo Comhaltas members will be showcasing their talents at this free event.  Audience dancing participation is always appreciated!

Let’s get this year off to a great start with lots of CRAIC!!

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Whelan & Gillespie On Tour ~ Bridging the Gap

John Whelan, world renowned recording artist and producer of traditional Irish music, will be in concert at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd. Buffalo, NY 14220, on Friday, November 30th at 8pm.  Dancing space will be available for those who wish to kick up their heels to some of the best traditional music out there.

John will be joined by the accomplished young fiddle player, Genevieve Gillespie, who created the band Burning Bridget Cleary at 15-years of age, and where she is now lead fiddler and vocalist.  Her band’s second album, Everything is Alright, won Celtic Music Radio’s Album of the Year.

John invited Genevieve along on this tour to provide audiences with an inspiring glimpse of what lies ahead for the traditional Irish/Celtic music world. Their dynamic chemistry is apparent as you get swept away to another place and time.  John and Genevieve show how seamlessly the generations are bridging the gap.

Get ready to dance your cares away, or just sit back and enjoy this lively performance! Admission is $20 at the door.  Pre-sale tickets will be available starting Sunday, October 21 for only $15 at the Tara Gift Shoppe and Dog Ears Bookstore located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

A workshop for experienced musicians will be held Saturday, December 1 at Dog Ears Bookstore (upstairs) for those looking to improve their skills as ensemble players. Cost is $10. For those wishing only to watch the workshop, you’re welcome to observe for $5 admission.

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Ceili November 10th!

Buffalo Comhaltas is sponsoring a Céilí on Saturday, November 10th.  It will be held at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd. Buffalo, NY 14220, from 8:00 pm to 11:30 pm. Price of admission is $10 for adults ($8 for Comhaltas members), $5 for students with ID, and accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted for free. Complimentary refreshments will be served at intermission.

Get ready to dance your cares away with us as we kick up our heels to the spirited and lively dance music of our very talented Comhaltas musicians.

Come and join us for a great Saturday evening, time well spent in great company!

Ongoing set and Céilí dance classes are held Tuesday evenings from 7:45 to 10:00 PM at the Buffalo Irish Centre, located at 245 Abbott Road, Buffalo, NY, and in Colden (Sarah 716 946-5755) on Thursdays 7-9pm.

Dance list:  Moycullen- Limerick Tumblers – Antrim Square – Kilfenora – Cashel – Plain – Derradda – Baile Bhuirne Jig

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FullSet @ the Shannon Pub, Oct 2

This Tuesday, October 2, FullSet from Ireland is performing at 8pm at the Shannon Pub (2250 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda 14150). Admission is $10/ FREE for Buffalo Comhaltas Branch members.  Join or renew here!

www.fullsetmusic.com

FullSet are quickly becoming one of the most well known bands in the Irish music scene today. In October 2011 they were honored by being announced as the winners of the RTÉ/RAAP Breakthrough Annual Music Bursary Award. Having been shortlisted along with 12 other groups in 4 different categories ahead of a field of almost 800 other groups and artists. This has given the group huge exposure and the opportunity to begin work on a second album.  

To date FullSet have performed at various festivals and venues across Europe including the Kann al Loar folk festival in Landerneau, Brittany, and also the Festival Interceltique de Lorient. During this time they have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in folk and world music including Moya Brennan, Fred Morrison, Lúnasa, Carlos Núnez, Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny and Beoga.

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Ceili September 21st

Céilí time is here again!

Buffalo Comhaltas is sponsoring a Céilí (KAY-lee), an Irish social dance, on Friday, September 21st, 2011 from 8:00 pm ‘til 11:30pm at the Milton J. Brounschidle Post, 3354 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore (midway between Kenmore Ave. and the Youngman Highway I-290).

Price of admission is $10 for adults ($8 for Comhaltas members), $5 for students with ID, and accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted for free.

During intermission a special Prize raffle will be held. There will also be full selection of delicious and complimentary refreshments to enjoy.

Bring a friend and get ready to dance your cares away with us as we kick up our heels to the lively dance music of our own Buffalo Comhaltas musicians. A great Saturday evening, time well spent in great company!

Ongoing set and Céilí dance classes are held Tuesday evenings from 7:45pm to 10pm at the Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road, Buffalo, NY.

Irish Set Dance Classes Thursdays 7pm – 9pm Bread of Life Community Center (Supervisor & Heath Roads ) Colden, NY 14033 – $3 donation

Irish SetDance Classes Thursdays 7pm – 9pm Bread of Life Community Center (Supervisor & Heath Roads ) Colden, NY 14033 – $3 donation

Instructor:  Tim Straube (716)  400-5495  Contact:  Sarah Sharp  (716) 946-5755    OtterBDancin@Hotmail.com

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NicGaviskey in Concert at the Shannon Pub July 26th

Buffalo Comhaltas and the Shannon Pub are proud to present NicGaviskey ~ the trans-Atlantic musical quartet of Sean Gavin on flute; Bernadette Nic Gabhann on fiddle; Caitlín Nic Gabhann on concertina; Sean McComiskey on accordion ~ performing traditional Irish music from Ireland and America, on Thursday 26 July 2012 at 8pm in the Shannon Pub 2250 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda, New York. This is a free concert.  www.nicgaviskey.com

The ladies from Co. Meath met the Detroit & Baltimore gents at the Catskills Irish Arts week in upstate New York in the summer of 2009. Their coming together in a spontaneous early morning séisiún created a rhythm and feel to the music that was infectious not only to themselves, but to all those listening.

The ladies are daughters of respected Mullahoran fiddle player Antóin MacGabhann. Caitlín is three times All-Ireland concertina champion, a regular performer on Irish National Radio, and has performed at festivals and in concert halls from North America all the way to Asia. Also an accomplished dancer, Caitlin has toured with many Irish dance shows, including Riverdance. Bernadette competed successfully at Fleadhanna Cheoil through the years, and has spent the past decade performing and touring North America, Canada, Korea, Taiwan and Japan with Michael Flatleys Lord of the Dance, Gaelforce Dance and other solo ventures.

Sean McComiskey is among the most innovative young performers on the button accordion. Son of North America’s veteran accordion player Billy McComiskey, Sean’s own unique harmonic style has earned him a spot in the pantheon of Irish accordionists far beyond his native Baltimore.

Sean Gavin’s style on the flute reflects his lifelong immersion in, devotion to, and love for traditional Irish music. This was no doubt encouraged by his Clare born, fiddle playing father, Mick Gavin.

some clips:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wkxZlHuMLU&feature=share

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7bbmvTAfKE&feature=share

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Summer Ceili July 14th

Kick up yer heels to the fantastic music of the Inishowen Ceili Band, on Saturday, July 14th at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd., Buffalo 14220. The fun begins at 8:oo and lasts until 11:30pm.  Admission is $10 general public/$8 Comhaltas members, $5 students with ID, and ages 16 and under are admitted free.

Complimentary refreshments served at intermission, featuring specialty soda bread!  A split club and raffle will also be held.  A wonderful evening spent in good company!  See you there!

Ongoing set and ceili lessons are taught by the Innisfree Ceili Dancers on Tuesdays evenings from 7:45-10:00pm at the Buffalo Irish Center.  Irish Set Dance lessons held on Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm, at Bread of Life Community Center (at Supervisor and Heath Rds.) in Colden, NY 14033.  $3.00 donation.
Contact: instructor, Tim Straube (716) 400-5495 or Sarah Sharp (716) 946-5755

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Ceili Date Change – FRIDAY April 20th

Due to conflicts, the Spring Ceili date has changed to Friday, April 20th at the Buffalo Irish Center, from 8:00-11:30pm.  All below information is the same.  See you there!

Buffalo Comhaltas is sponsoring a Spring Céilí (KAY-lee), an Irish social dance, on Friday, April 20th, 2012.  The dance will be held at the Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY 14220, from 8:00-11:30pm.  Price of admission is $10 for adults, ($8 for Comhaltas members), $5 for students with ID, and accompanied children under the age of 16 are admitted for free. Complimentary refreshments will be served at intermission. 

Get ready to dance your cares away with us as we kick up our heels to the spirited and lively dance music of our very talented Comhaltas musicians.

Come and join us for a great Saturday evening, time well spent in great company!

Ongoing set and Céilí dance classes are held Tuesday evenings from 7:45 to 10:00 PM at the Buffalo Irish Center, located at 245 Abbott Road, Buffalo, NY, and in Colden (Sarah 716-946-5755) on Thursdays 7:00 to 9:00pm.

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