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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Comhaltas Boston Chapter Celebrates 40 Years of Music at Irish Cultural Centre on Sunday, October 23

The Boston chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CEE Boston) is celebrating its 40th anniversary from 1-6 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, 2016 at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton.

Admission is free but donations are accepted at the door. The festivities included continuous music by the CCE Boston Ceili Band and other special guests, along with set dancing and step dancing.

The Boston chapter was launched in 1975 by Irish fiddler Larry Reynolds, accordionist Billy Caples, radio host John Curran and Pat and Mary Barry, as a way of preserving Irish traditional music, dance and culture in the New England region.

At first the branch activities were held at the VFW Hall in Allston, before moving to the Canadian American Club in Watertown, where activities continue today.

Today the Boston chapter is called the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch, in honor of three of Boston’s most important traditional musicians.  Find out more about CCE Boston here

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