Special Invitation to Comhaltas members

Travel with us!  AUGUST 1-10, 2017:  2017 History & Heritage Tour with Ennis native Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin

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“One audience member described it as ‘the sweetest music I’ve heard in years’

 Another insight into the work Dr Ó hAllmhuráin has done promoting Irish Traditional Music abroad. 

His scholarly approach, combined with his deep traditional background, illustrates the huge international impact he has made.”

-from Music, Memories and Magic at the Great Fleadh Nua 2003 (Comhaltas Treoir Magazine, Summer 2003)

Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is a leading authority in Irish traditional music, history, memory and diaspora research. A 5-time All Ireland Champion uilleann piper and concertina player and former member of Ireland’s legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band, Gearóid has presented over 1,000 concerts on four continents over the past 30 years.  He was mostly recently featured in the Comhaltas Treoir magazine June 2016.

Native to County Clare in the West of Ireland, Ó hAllmhuráin is currently Johnson Chair in Québec and Canadian Irish Studies in The School of Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montréal, Québec.  From 2000-2009, he was the Smurfit Chair of Irish Studies at University of Missouri in St Louis, and co-sponsored a thriving Irish cultural arts series with the exciting St. Louis Irish Arts Comhaltas branch.

Click here to read his 1999 feature story in honor of Helen Gannon and the successes of the St Louis Chapter of Comhaltas.

Celtic Crossings music store

Irish traditional music, song, dance and language

Celtic Crossings has represented Irish academics and traditional musicians since 1995. For over twenty years, we have promoted Irish cultural heritage through public lectures and workshops, concerts, CDs, documentaries, books and more. We have been happy to work with dynamic Comhaltas chapters from the Pacific to the Atlantic.  We are now booking 2017/18 speaking engagements for various historians and authors.

comhaltasA Pocket History of Irish Traditional Music (O’Brien Press, Dublin, 1998– 3rd editions, Kindle)

Gearóid’s handy pocketbook became a top seller both in print and e-form and remains a “must have” among Irish music enthusiasts.  His forthcoming A Short History of Irish Traditional Music (O’Brien Press, Dublin, 1998) will be featured early summer 2017 in O’Brien Press’ Short Histories series.

Special to Comhaltas members– 30% savings on Gearóid’s new book

  • Comhaltas’ Treoir, Summer 1997 article introducing the 1st Annual “Eigse Mrs Crotty” Traditional Music Festival  “Honouring Ireland’s First Lady of Concertina” (by Cecilia McDonnell)

Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin & Dylan Foley perform at the CCE Musical Arts & Dance (MAD) Week Faculty Concert / O’Neill-Malcom Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE)