About Comhaltas

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (pronounced coal-tis kyol-tory air-in) is an international organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Irish music, dance, language, song and culture. Loosely translated, it means “gathering of Irish musicians.”  

Founded in Dublin in 1951, CCÉ now has more than 400 branches promoting the traditional arts of Ireland around the world, including some unexpected countries: Hungary, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Italy & Argentina, to name but a few.   There are more than 40 branches of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in the United States, 10 of which make up the Mid-Atlantic Region. 

CCÉ has no religious or political agenda, and you do not have to be Irish to join or to attend our events. Comhaltas is open to anyone interested in traditional Irish culture. We always welcome new supporters to our growing organization! Our events offer a friendly, informal atmosphere that members of all ages will enjoy.