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.


MAD Week 2017

The 12th annual edition of this extraordinary summer school for Irish music and dance will be held in July in Bethesda, MD.

Featuring music and dance instruction and performances from some of the finest Irish artists in the U.S. and Ireland.

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Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

O'Neill-Malcom Branch, Washington DC


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WE PROMOTE traditional Irish music and

culture in the Washington region.

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CCE Irish Folk Fest 2016:
The 21st Annual CCÉ Irish Folk Festival was held in September in Fairfax, VA. A free showcase of the “pure drop” - the beauty, depth, and excitement of Irish music and dance as it has taken root and come into full flower in our community.

Save the DateS!
July 16-21 2017
Bethesda, Maryland

Sunday, January 29 2017, 2:00-5:00 p.m.,
McGinty's Public House, 911 Ellsworth Dr Silver Spring MD 20910.
Session to follow in the upper dining room from 5-6:30 p.m

NEWMADweekInstrument1 Save the DateS! July 16-21 2017 Bethesda, Maryland