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About CCÉ Cooley~Keegan Branch

Named for Irish accordion players Joe Cooley and Kevin Keegan, the San Francisco branch was started in the early 1970's. Since that time, we have played a major role in keeping Irish traditions alive in Northern California. The Cooley-Keegan branch is a nonprofit organization and one of over 400 branches worldwide. We do not have any religious affiliations and we are open to people of all backgrounds. You need not be Irish to join!


Set dancing has resumed at the Plough & Stars Bar on Clement Street on Thursday nights. First Thursday will be from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm and every other Thursday 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. There is a $10 charge.

Set dancing classes are happening in San Anselmo on the second and fourth Fridays of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Classes are held at the Brosnan School of Irish Dance at 11B Belle Ave, San Anselmo. There is a $10/person requested donation to help pay for the space. Tea and treats are served after. We verify numbers in the days prior to each class via an email response, and we will not hold class if we have fewer than 12 confirmed attendees. Email with questions or to be added to the email list.


There are many music seisiuns throughout the Bay Area. We also offer music lessons.

Song and Storytelling

In-person singing sessions have resumed on the first Friday of each month. They are held in people’s homes around the Bay Area. We have averaged a dozen people over the past few months. Start time is 8 pm and sessions usually go until 11 or midnight. Some folks still join via Zoom. For questions or to be added to the email list contact Michael Jones:


We have a rapidly growing Irish Language program held on Saturdays.
Registration in advance is required. For further information, please contact Josephine Brogan at

Contact Us

For more information about branch officers and mailing addresses, look to our Contact Information.