The Detroit Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann
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The Detroit IMA meets at Ann Arbor First United Methodist on Thursdays.

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DIMA-CCE Open House / Fall Startup - Thursday, September 15 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Meet the teachers and other members, join the session, and learn about each instrument and how lessons are run.

Location -
The Green Wood Center
1001 Green Road
Ann Arbor, MI

Detroit Irish Music Association Fall Ceili
Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm
Conor O'Neill's
S. Main Street Ann Arbor, MI
The Celtic Room is the gorgeous banquet room off the side of the pub, and is a perfect spot to hear and partake in some dancing, music, and craic!
Cash bar and full restaurant menu, all ages welcome (under 21 must be with adult to enter), small cover charge- $10 for adults, and $5 for children-proceeds help with the cost of keeping the branch going throughout the year.
Mark your calendars and tell your friends!

2009 celi band

New Venue for 2011 Midwest Fleadh
Thanks to the Murphy-Roche Branch for hosting the 2010 Fleadh Cheoil in Forest Park, IL June 25-27 2010. The 2011 Midwest Fleadh will be hosted by the Chicago IMA and the Feancais O'Neil Branches in Chicago area. More details soon.

2009 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil
See lots of candid photos as well as the band photos from the 2009 Midwest Fleadh Cheoil all thanks to Marty Lutz. Congratulations to Jamie Lutz on winning the harp competition!

Pictures from 2008 Echoes of Erin Concert
We had a great time hosting the Echoes of Erin Concert on Thursday, October 16, 2008. 17 brilliant musicians and dancers from all provinces of Ireland. It was a colourful and exciting show of Irish Traditional Music, Song and Dance.

2009 Midwest Fleadh in Detroit A Great Success

Midwest Fleadh PhotosRecord numbers of competitors and bands competed. Lots of Photos here... The hotel size and layout seemed well suited to the competitions and we had a great Friday night concert with Bohola, and a special reunion appearance by Pat's People.

Detroit IMA last played host to Midwest Fleadh in 1999-2002. With overwhelming support in the local Irish community, a small army ofvolunteers coordinated by Charlene Snow, enabled the event to run smoothly. Thanks to the judges, Fleadh Committee and of course the competitors.

All events ran on time for the most part and despite a large number of bands on Saturday night the competitions finished by 12:15. allowing for a long night and morning of sessions. The Senior Ceilí Band competition was again won by the Broken Pledge, with St. Louis Irish Arts 2nd. For the first time ever, Detroit fielded two bands, The "D Town C Band" and the "Great Lakes Ceili Band", which tied for 3rd. What a great night!

We look forward to a successful event in Chicago in 2010!

Sean KeaneView Concet at Kennedy Center; Sean Keane with the Perkins'
Detroit Ceilí band drummer, Jim Perkins along with daughter Alison (winner of U18 Fiddle at Midwest Fleadh) hitched up with Sean Keane and toured throughout the U.S. One of the gigs was at the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. Asher Perkins joined in for atune or two. You can watch the entire performance here. Well done Jim, Alison and Asher.

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Midwest Hall of Fame
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Link to Tribute: Al Purcell 1929 - 2000
Uilleann piper Al Purcell was the major influence on traditional music in Detroit. A tribute ...

Hall of Fame Dinner Link to gallery& Ceilí
The Detroit IMA hosted the Comhaltas Midwest Regional Hall of Fame celebration on November 4, 2006. Breege Kelly and Frank Edgley of our Branch were the honorees this year from Detroit.


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