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2020 is a year of celebration for Comhaltas as we mark the 70th year of the founding of our cultural movement in 1951.
Covid-19 (coronavirus) Updates
North American Convention San Francisco 2020 - Cancelled
Canceling the much anticipated 2020 North American Convention in April was heartbreaking but unavoidable due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Almost three years of planning, organizing and fundraising came to an abrupt ending when the mandated shelter in place was announced in mid-March. Due in the most part to the extreme generosity of our local sponsors and donors we are happy to announce that we are hosting the 2022 Convention from April 21st to April 24th 2022 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Foster City. The donors and sponsors who supported us for 2020 graciously allowed us to keep the funds and put them towards a future Convention. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic we decided it was best to forgo hosting in 2021 and opted for 2022 as an alternative.
We are still in the early stages of planning for April 2022 and will keep you updated as planning progresses. Your encouragement and support are greatly appreciated. We will endeavor to host an amazing weekend of Music, Song, Dance and Irish Language.
I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during this trying time. Covid-19, along with the recent fires in the Bay Area, has made it a challenging year so far. Looking forward to more “normal” days ahead and of course getting back to dancing and socializing.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Chair of the San Francisco Cooley-Keegan Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann
All-Ireland Fleadh 2020 - Cancelled
In response to the coronavirus crisis, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2020 which was scheduled for August in Mullingar will not now proceed. See the full communication from Labhrás Ó Murchú and Comhaltas head office.
Mid-Atlantic Fleadh 2020 - Cancelled
Because of continued uncertainty with respect to federal, state and local restrictions on travel due the coronavirus prohibiting large gatherings at this time, the 2020 mid-atlantic fleadh has been cancelled.