How It’s New York: This is the Mid Atlantic Region Fleadh, and people come from all over the tri-state to compete, play and enjoy!

How It’s Irish: The fleadh is a program of Comhalta Celtóirí Éireann, and winners are eligible to compete in All-Ireland.

There are some new programs this year, including an Irish Language competition, and a under 10 event called “Tir Na Nog.” 

If you don’t compete, you can also just come along to play in the seisiuns and ceili!  The teachers are there with thier kids and lots of great players from the area so it’s a fab place to meet everyone on the scene.
 The schedule is below.

On the CCE page there are really helpful links– not just the schedule and registration forms, but also lists of music teachers, frequently asked questions and much more!

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
2012 Mid Atlantic Region Fleadh and Hall of Fame Induction
May 18-20, 2012
Hilton Parsippany Hotel One Hilton Court, Parsippany, NJ 07054
Mike terry Rafferty, Joanie Madden, at Fleadh 2011 (Mick Moloney at right!)
Ceilis and Sessions
May 18: Friday night seisiun
7-10 pm with Willie Kelly and Friends

May 18: Friday night ceili

8 pm-12 am with the Dartry Ceili Band

Kids at the 2011 Fleadh

May 19: Saturday night ceili
10 pm-12 am with the old timers and past honorees
12-2 am with the Dartry Ceili Band


CCE Irish Music Weekend Co-Chairs

Tom Vesey,  973-977-8863
Paul Keating,  201-722-0059
Frankie McCormick,  917-612-8721
The 2012 Fleadh Committee
That’s me in the blue dress, next to honoree Don Meade, in 2011

Co-Chairman: Frankie McCormick & John Reynolds

Annmarie Acosta            Tim Hannan 

 Rose Flanagan                 Tom Madden 

                       Patty Furlong                    Margie Mulvihill Reynolds

                                            Terry Rafferty 

Contact Us

For Questions about the competitions call the Fleadh Secretary, Terry Rafferty, 201-288-4267or email  
Gwen Orel
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