Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is the largest group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. It is a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world and has been working for the cause of Irish music since the middle of the last century (1951 to be precise!). Their efforts continue with increasing zeal as the movement launches itself into the 21st century.
OUR BRANCH of ccÉ
This is the Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Branch of Oregon, a name we have chosen to honor the late singer, guitar player and Irish Gaelic speaker who contributed so much to the preservation and growth of traditional music and culture here in Portland. Our goal in organizing this branch is to keep those traditions alive, in particular, to marry the music to the dance, both sean-nós, and in particular set dancing, the most popular form of traditional social dance in Ireland.
The Mícheál Ó Domhnaill Branch of Oregon is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and one of over 400 branches worldwide. We do not have any religious affiliations and are open to people of all backgrounds.
THE BOARD + KEY MEMBERS
Brian Ó hAirt | CHAIRPERSON
Preston Wilde Howard | VICE-CHAIRPERSON
Geneviève Galarneau | SECRETARY
Mary Carey | TREASURER
Emma Branigan | PUBLIC RELATIONS
Brian Ó hAirt | IRISH OFFICER
Dylan Wilde Howard | MEMBERSHIP
Niamh Branigan | YOUTH OFFICER
Phil Meehan, Tim Smith, Mikela Valenzuela, & Jonathan Lay