What does membership include?
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
CCÉ in Irish Gaelic means a 'Brotherhood of the Musicians of Ireland'. As the name suggests, it is a community of cultural advocates with a shared love, passion & dedication to Irish music.
This not-for-profit organization was set up in 1951 and there are hundreds of branches worldwide.
Here on Prince Edward Island, Canada, we are now the most easterly branch in all of North America!
We focus on promoting the Irish culture, with a particular focus on traditional Irish music. We do so by organizing a range of classes (both face-to-face and online) on concertina, fiddle, tin whistle, flute, guitar, pipes, harp & piano accompaniment, as well as traditional singing, step-dancing & sean-nós (old style) dancing.
In addition, we work in collaboration with UPEI & Holland College in educating about the language and the tradition of Irish music, hosting a virtual ‘Cupán Cainte’ (Irish language conversation), a monthly Comhaltas session for learners, on top of family cultural nights into the fall & winter semesters.
As a member of CCÉ Red Island, you receive;
A Treoir magazine, send three times annually direct from Ireland to your front door. This magazine keeps you up-to-date on what's happening around the world in Irish music, and includes success stories, articles, poems, tunes and informs you of the latest album releases within the genre.
Price reduction into Comhaltas events e.g. workshops & concerts
A 10% discount off food at The Old Triangle, Charlottetown when you show your membership card
A 10% discount off food at The Olde Dublin Pub, Charlottetown when you show your membership card
A 10% discount off at Murphy's Pharmacies on P.E.I. when you show your membership card
Priority access to music classes. Places are limited.
Being part of a growing community of musicians, singers, dancers and Irish language speakers.
How much does membership cost?
Membership is on an annual basis, starting on the 1st October.
Family (Up to 2 adults & 2 children) Cost: $50
Adult Cost $30
Junior (U18) Cost $15
Additional Junior (above family rate only) Cost $5
Membership costs are included in the price of the 10-week lesson bundle.
10 Private classes (1 -on-1): Cost $250
10 Group classes (2 - 4 in a class): Cost $150
How do I become a member/ join music classes?
To become a member of Comhaltas as an avid supporter of our organization, or to register for music/dance classes, we ask that you send us an email do email@example.com and include the following information:
Please ensure your address is accurate to be eligible to receive the Treoir magazine.
Names: (e.g. Sarah Matthews)
Type of Membership or Lesson Bundle: (e.g. Adult or Private Fiddle)
Children's D.O.B (if under 18):
Postal Address: (e.g. Apt. 2, 123 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PE C1E 123)
Email/Phone: (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org)
Total Cost: (e.g. Adult Membership + E-transfer fee. $31.50.
(e.g. private fiddle classes + E-transfer fee. $251.50)
We host regular Comhaltas sessions in the Pourhouse, with seasonal concerts from world-class performers and tutors of the tradition.
You can sign up to become a member of Comhaltas at any of these events. Simply ask one of our committee members for an application form.
As a not-for-profit, unfortunately, we are unable to cover the additional cost of all e-transfer fees. Therefore, if this option is most convenient for you, we would ask that you include an additional $1.50 to cover these costs.
You may e-transfer the sum of membership or music classes and e-transfer fee to email@example.com.
Please clearly state your surname & membership type as part of the transaction that it may show up clearly on our statement e.g. MatthewsAdult or WalshPrivateConcertina
You may also provide payment in the form of a cheque made payable to 'CCÉ Oileán Rua - Red Island Branch' to the sum of membership fees/ lesson costs.
Cash payments are also accepted.
Email us a firstname.lastname@example.org