Posts Tagged ‘Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann’

European Citizen’s Prize Announced

The annual European Citizen’s Prize awards were held this past January at a ceremony at the Brú Ború venue in Cashel, Co. Tipperary, situated at the foot of the Rock of Cashel. Hosted by the European Parliament Information Office, the awards are presented every year to groups or individuals that promote integration and cooperation between peoples withinRead more..

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Kick-Off

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music, song, dance, and the Irish language, held its 2014 Convention & Mid-Atlantic Fleadh. April 25-27, 2014. Hilton Hotel, Parsippany, New Jersey.  To celebrate, Consul General Noel Kilkenny and his wife, Hanora, had a celebratory kick-off party. World class musicians,Read more..

The First Word: Arch of Triumph

“[The Arch] is a soaring curve in the sky that links the rich heritage of yesterday with the richer future of tomorrow.” – Vice President Hubert Humphrey at the opening of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. The day was hot and humid and late in the afternoon the skies darkened and you could notRead more..

A Gaelic Storm Lights Up St. Louis

Patricia Harty writes about Helen Gannon and the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Convention. Storm clouds gather over St. Louis, but Helen Gannon is unfazed as the tornado warning siren blares and we move into the center of the hotel, away from the windows. After many years of living here, she has made her peace with the weatherRead more..