Boston's Comhaltas Music School

CCE Boston Music School is sponsored by the Reynolds-Hanafin-Cooley Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving traditional Irish music, song, dance, language, and culture.

The Music School was founded in 1997 with goal of providing the highest standard of professional musical instruction in the traditional instruments.  Students of all ages and playing levels have been provided the opportunity to develop their skills in their choice of instruments and most recently in voice. 

Over the past eighteen years, the School has enjoyed a special affiliation with the Boston College Irish Studies Program and the Harvard University Celtic Department.  Classes are held at the St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton, MA on Saturday mornings in 10-week fall and spring semesters.

The Boston CCE Music School is a 501c3 non-profit music school, with the express purpose of teaching and preserving Irish traditional music in the Boston area.

We have a first-class roster of teachers who are professional musicians, and who have performed all over the world.

We teach classes for adults and children on Saturday mornings (during the regular school year) at the St. Columbkille Partnership School in Brighton.  We also sponsor house parties, concerts, music workshops, and our annual Feile Cheoil, a competition and concert including local students and performers.  We teach classes on specific instruments (including harp and singing), as well as mixed group classes like Dancing for Sets and our children and teens' ensemble classes.  We also have "Guided Session" classes like our "Popular Session Tunes" classes for those who would like to get to know other musicians, and build their repertoire and confidence at playing in sessions.

For more information about what classes we offer, please check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions

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Recent Announcements

  • CCE Classes are cancelled today, January 24, 2015, due to snow We'll see you all next week! 
    Posted Jan 24, 2015, 3:21 AM by Lisa Coyne
  • Registration for the Spring 2015 Semester is open, class schedule has been posted Happy holidays, and don't forget to register for CCE Classes this Spring 2015 semester!  Deadline to register before late feels apply is January 5th. Hope to see you in the Spring!
    Posted Dec 26, 2014, 10:26 AM by Lisa Coyne
  • Updated Schedule, Please Check the latest changes, first day of class is 9/13 The Fall 2014 schedule has been updated to reflect some time changes in classes. Also, we WILL be offering the Low D whistle class, in case more of you might be interested - it will be at 11am. See you all Saturday 9/13 at the St. Columbkille School, 25 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02135. There's a large parking lot at the back of the building, and you may enter through the back door.  Please come a little early to your classes on the first day so that we can settle up payments for the semester.
    Posted Sep 11, 2014, 7:55 PM by Lisa Coyne
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