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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
Christmas Céilí - Join us at the U.I.C.C on Sunday, December 7th for our Christmas Céilí, starting at 7:00pm - runs until 10:00pm. Live Music. Adults - $10, Children: Free.
West Region Annual Meeting and Ceili - Our annual regional meeting will be held on Saturday, November 15th. The meeting runs from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and is open to all who wish to attend. Following the meeting between 5:00pm and 8:00pm, there will be an informal session in the bar at the U.I.C.C.
At 6:00pm there will be a group dinner. Dinner will feature a set menu (fixed price) with 3 different entre selections. Drinks are additional. Limit of 40 places and reservations are required. Resevation deadline is November 7th. Please contact
After dinner, there will be dencing in the bar area.
|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 February 15th 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.