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Ottawa Irish Arts (Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Ottawa)

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (the English translation is Gathering of the Musicians of Ireland) was started in 1951 by a group of Irish pipers who were concerned that the traditional music of Ireland was in decline and in danger of being lost. Since that time, the organization has grown into a global movement involving tens of thousands of people and has come to encompass traditional Irish dance and the Irish language as well as the music.

Members come together to organize sessions, classes, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, fleadhanna cheoil (music competitions), and other events both for their own enjoyment and that of the community at large.

The Ottawa Branch is part of the Canada East Region which also includes branches in Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, Sudbury and Saint John. For more information, visit:

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