Upcoming & Past Events


Mary McDonagh Tribute Céili

Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
Please join us at the United Irish Cultural Center from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Admission: Comhaltas Members $15, non-Comhaltas members $20.
Music by the Sourdough Céilí Band

Special Guest: The Rose Tree Youth Céilí Band
Arrive a little early (6:25pm) to support these young local musicians in a 15-minute performance -- their first at the Irish Cultural Center! Led by Valerie Rose, the Rose Tree Youth Céilí Band consists of musicians ranging in age from 6 to 14. These young players are already sounding fabulous and they are excited to contribute to the evening's festivities.


St. Brigid's Day/Mary McDonagh Tribute Céilí (CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER/WILL RESCHEDULE)

Sunday, February 4th, 2024 (CANCELLED/WILL RESCHEDULE)
Please join us at the United Irish Cultural Center from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Admission: Comhaltas Members $15, non Comhaltas members $20.
Music by the Sourdough Céilí Band


St. Patrick's Céilí

Sun, March 24, 2024
Please join us at the United Irish Cultural Center from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Admission: Comhaltas Members $15, non Comhaltas members $20.
Music TBD


2023


Christmas Céilí

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023
Please join us for a Céilí at the United Irish Cultural Center from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Admission: Comhaltas Members $15, non Comhaltas members $20.
Music by the Golden Gate Céilí Band.


Summer Céilí

Sunday, June 4, 2023, 6:30-9:30 pm
United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave, San Francisco
St. Patrick’s ballroom
$15 for members of Comhaltas, $20 for non-members


April Céilí

Sun, April 2, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave, San Francisco
St. Patrick’s ballroom
$15 for members of Comhaltas $20 for non-members.
Music by: O'Loney Tunes.


St. Brigid Céilí

Please join us for a Céilí on Sunday, February 5th, 2023 at the United Irish Cultural Center from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Admission is $15 for Comhaltas Members and $20 for Non Comhaltas Members Music by the Sourdough Céilí Band

2023 -- Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann 2023 Convention

The 50th Anniversary of Comhaltas North America will be celebrated in grand style when “THE CONVENTION” 2023 is hosted by the O’Neill-Malcolm Branch of Washington, D.C.

The date has been set for June 29 - July 2, 2023 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Due to the high popularity of this area as a visitors center, Comhaltas has made an exception to allow this Convention to be held at a later date in order to secure a better room rate and availability. We hope many of you will consider going. You can sign up for updates at the 2023 Convention website.


2022


November Night Céilí
Please join us for a Céilí on Sunday, November 6th, 2022 at the United Irish Cultural Center from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Admission is $15. Music by the Sourdough Céilí Band

Christmas Céilí
Please join us for a Céilí on Sunday, December 11th, 2022 at the United Irish Cultural Center from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Admission $15. Music by the Golden Gate Céilí Band.


Convention 2022

Postponed in 2020, delayed in 2021, the 2022 North American Comhaltas Convention was held over four days (April 21-24). Over 300 attendees traveled from Ireland, England, Canada and from all across the US, including a large contingent from New York, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, New Mexico and New Jersey. Four energetic céili’s featuring John Whelan, Pearl River (NY), Sourdough and Golden Gate Céilí bands kept the set dancers going all weekend.

There was a wide variety of workshops, including céilí, set, sean nós, jive, line dancing, music, Irish language, recitation and storytelling.

A highlight of the weekend was the Saturday evening Banquet which mixed the out-of-town guests with the supportive local community. The entertainment was produced by Irish dance teacher Michael Dillon.

On Sunday, Mass with Irish Choir, Cór Radharc an Chnoic (from Mountain View) was celebrated, followed by brunch, a set dance workshop and a rousing farewell Céilí with music by the Golden Gate Céilí Band.

Josephine Brogan
Public Relations Officer

Convention Logo


2021


The Cooley Keegan Branch of Comhaltas hosted a Christmas Céilí on Sunday, December 5th from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, SF. The Golden Gate Ceili Band played. Admission: $15.

Proof of vaccination and ID was required to attend this event.

Consult our Calendar for more specifics on what is scheduled.


2020


Recent completed events with video links:


2019

De Bogman Storytelling and Comedy - Friday, June 28th at the United Irish Cultural Center. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $20. See our flyer for more information.

St. Patricks's Céilí - It’s time to dust off your dancing shoes and celebrate St. Patrick’s day!!
Sunday, March 31st is the day for our next Céilí. It is being held at the United Irish Cultural Center in Saf Francisco. The fun starts at 6:30pm and runs until 9:30pm. Admission: Adults: $15 and children are free.

Valentine's Dance - February 16th is the perfect date for you to enjoy a great night of dancing and music to the hits of the Eagles, and to help support your local Cooley Keegan Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann branch as they prepare to host the 2020 North American Convention in San Francisco

The event takes place at St Thomas More Hall from 7:30pm with live music on the night being provided by the Jesse Brewster Trio, who are effectively the acoustic wing of the much loved Marin based band, the Illegals. Indeed most of the music will be from the enigmatic Eagles group, with songs like Take It Easy, Lyin Eyes, Peaceful Easy Feeling and many more, with a sprinkling of other rock and roll classics. It promises to be a fantastic night. There will be a no host bar on the night. Doors will open from 7:30pm so come early to enjoy the fun. It just might be the perfect place to have a wonderful night with friends.

The event is a fundraiser for Cooley Keegan CCE to help them run next year’s major North American Convention, which will welcome almost 400 people to the city for a weekend of music, song, dance and Irish language. It’s an event that requires serious funding and this event hopes to provide opportunity for the wider community to support their efforts. The Branch are also hoping to raise funding from other sources. If you wish to support their efforts, please contact Josephine Brennan on email at chair@sfcooleykeegancce.org or josephine Brogan at josephinebrogan@yahoo.com.

So, save the date, Saturday February 16th, at St. Thomas More Hall, 50, St. Thomas More Way, San Francisco with doors opening at 7:30pm. The dancing continues until 11pm. There’s a no host bar also. All proceeds from the night go to Cooley Keegan Branch of CCE to bring the North American CCE Convention to San Francisco in April 2020.