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to the website for the Cooley~Keegan San Francisco branch of
We encourage everyone to take a glimpse into the wonderful culture
of Ireland. Come join us for a great time with music, dance,
and special events. If you have never experienced Irish set
dancing or céilí dancing, let our excellent dance instructors
put you at ease.
Our dance lessons and dancing events are open to everyone, our
lessons are free as are most of the dance events. We do generally
charge for admission to ceilis and workshops. For more information
about our dancing activities, please visit our dance
We hope you take a few minutes to tour our site. Be
sure to click Announcements, Events,
and Calendar to see what's
happening in our branch and surrounds.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh!
Announcements & News
West Region Annual General Meeting and Ceili - The West Region AGM, Session and Ceili, hosted by the SF Cooley-Keegan Branch will be held at the United Irish Cultural Center the weekend of November 16-17, 2013.
The SF Cooley-Keegan, Phoenix Four Peaks Irish Arts and, Puget Sound CCE make up the U.S. West Region of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. We meet once a year to discuss matters relevant to our branches in Comhaltas, to get re-aquainted
and have some fun!!!!!
In 2013, it is our turn to play host to the West Region branches. We will have visitors from Phoenix including Tom Connor and Mary Hill-Connor, Seattle/Puget Sound including Jim Belcher and Chicago including Mike and Kell Chole. Last
year we had a mighty session and a ceili - and will have more of the same this year. Please make plans to attend. All members are welcome to the AGM (Annual General Meeting), and members and friends are very welcome to the dinner, session and
Christmas Céilí - Sunday, December 8th is our annual Christmas Céilí, and will be held at the United Irish Cultural Center. The fun starts at 7:00pm and goes until 10:00pm. Music by the Live Oak Céilí Band.
Adults: $10.00, Children: FREE - What a deal!
|Language and Music Classes - We are now offering following classes on a weekly basis:
||Irish Language Classes - are held weekly on Saturday morning at the U.I.C.C.
||Children's Tin Whistle Classes - are held weekly on Thursday nights at the U.I.C.C.
||Children's Fiddle Classes - are held weekly on Thursday nights at the U.I.C.C.
||Children & Adult Bodhran Classes - To be detemined.
for more information.
Then of course, we have our regular Event List - Here is a handy list outlining our regular monthly events.
hosts a night of Irish music and dance at the U.I.C.C. - Join
us on third Saturday of every month at the UICC for dinner, music
Scholarship - Application Form - The Mallen Scholarship was established through the generosity
of Kevin Mallen, an enthusiastic supporter of Comhaltas during his
lifetime. The purpose of the scholarship is to support students learning
to play traditional Irish music. Mr. Mallen’s generous bequest to
our Branch allows us to fund this scholarship in his name. Apply by January 31st for consideration of next years awards.
If you child is learning traditional Irish music, and will be aged
16 or under at the time of award, they are eligible for this scholarship.
Membership Forms - Paper versions are available here,
or you can use our on-line
membership form. Give the
gift of Irish Culture - Gift Memberships to CCE! Sample form here.