About the Cape Cod Celtic Society

The Cape Cod Celtic Society was formed in 2002 to raise money to support the music departments of the Cape and Island schools, provide assistance to students taking instruction in Celtic music or dance, as well as other local charities.

Inspired by Celtic Colours, an international Celtic festival held each October in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, then President and Festival Director, Lew Taylor, felt that, because of similarities between Cape Breton and Cape Cod, the same type of festival could be held here on "the other Cape." So, with the help of some loyal Celtic music fans, the Cape Cod Celtic Festival was established and took place in late Spring or early Summer.

Our first Cape Cod Celtic Festival was held in May of 2002 consisting of a Friday evening Seisiun and a Saturday night concert featuring Cherish The Ladies and Lennie Gallant. Each year the festival had grown to include not only more concert venues, but music and dance workshops as well. Our last big summer festival in 2009 featured four days of concerts, and approximately 40 music and dance workshops with some of the top Irish & Cape Breton musicians.

In addition to the festival, the Society sponsors concerts throughout the year to help raise awareness of the Society and its mission. In past years we have been fortunate to host Joanie Madden, Joe Derrane, J.P. Cormier, Jerry Holland, Jennifer Roland, Laura Cortese, Brian Conway, Jerry O'Sullivan, Tommy Sands, Beolach, The Kane Sisters, Grada, and many other fine artists in concert here on Cape Cod.

With the many challenges in 2009, the CCCS decided to step back and re-organize. A core group of die-hard members are resolved to continue the wonderful work of the Society with the goal of expanding in the future.

The Cape Cod Celtic Society is open to anyone regardless of ethnic heritage. If you would like to become active in our organization, we welcome you. By becoming a member of The Cape Cod Celtic Society you will not only help promote Celtic music and culture on Cape Cod, you will also help support many worthwhile endeavors.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
Member Meet & Greet and Membership Drive

O'Shea's Olde Inne
Route 28, West Dennis
1 - 4 o'clock

The society is sponsoring an afternoon of music, fun, *raffles, 50/50, and entertainment by Joe MacDonald, Terry Brennan, Rosemary Clancy and other talented musicians.
Maybe a poem or a story or two! Maybe even some Celtic Dancing demonstrations!!
And a  "soda bread" competition with real judges! -a prize for the first three best!
Bring an extra loaf to *raffle off....
Come join us!
Bring your friends, your family, co-workers!
This will be an afternoon of fun for all!


Proceeds benefit the Cape cod Celtic Society dedicated to preserving the Celtic traditions and culture: arts, dance, music and language.

May 30th, 2010
Membership Drive

Session hosted by Phil Waters
Pocasset Village Assoc. Community Building, near 314 Barlows Landing Rd, Pocasset, MA 02559

See Schedule

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Help us serve the cultural needs of the Mid-Cape and Islands with your tax deductible donation.

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