Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann – Annual North American Conference to be held in Buffalo for the first time

The convention is considered the premier traditional Irish cultural happening in North America

From April 4 to April 7, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (CCE) will be hosting its annual North American Provincial gathering in Buffalo for the first time ever. The convention was initially founded by the CCE organization as a way to restore interest in, and practice of, Irish Traditional culture and language, following centuries of English suppression of Irish language and customs. To this day, the CCE organization remains one of the steadfast, most highly respected traditional Irish cultural movements in the world.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann roots were formed in Ireland 1951. The organization has grown to 430 branches in 18 countries on 4 continents.

^ (L-R) Award winning fiddle player Brian Conway who will play in the Saturday Night April 6 Ceili dance band and will also give workshops in Sligo style fiddle playing | Joannie Madden of Cherish the Ladies who will be leading the band at the Saturday night April 6 ceili dance. Joannie will also offer Irish Tin whistle workshops.

Attendees to the convention will be treated to:

Three days of instruction in traditional Irish music, song, dance, and language for as many as 400-500 attendees from all corners of the United States and Canada

41 workshops in instruments, language and dance

Dances (ceili) with different bands every night

Bands feature some of the top names in Traditional Irish Music like Joannie Madden of Cherish The Ladies and Kevin Crawford of Lunasa

Special events lectures covering various aspects of Irish culture and history of the Irish in the Western NY

CCE is, worldwide, the largest all volunteer and all ages organization involved in the preservation, development and promotion of Irish Traditional music, song, dance, and language.

For many Buffalonians, this can be considered a once in a lifetime event. To have a convention of this nature hosted in one’s hometown is a dream come true for anyone interested in traditional Irish culture. The next best thing would be to reserve a plane ticket to Ireland, which, for many, might not be on the immediate horizon.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Annual North American Conference

The Buffalo Hyatt Regency Downtown Buffalo

April 4 – 7 2024

Details and registration information can be found at

Proceeds from the weekend will be shared by the 8 branches of our organization in western and central NY, CT and Massachusetts to further programs in traditional Irish culture.

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