SEPTEMBER  2003  NEWSLETTER

Next Meetings

Sunday September 21 @ 2pm at the Irish American Home Society, Glastonbury CT.

***Sunday October 19 @ 2pm The Annual General Meeting of Curry/Seery Branch, at the Irish American

                                                  Home Society, Glastonbury, CT. *** Election of Officers for 2004.

As always, please check with President, VP or Sec. for changes in date or location.

Chairperson: Fred Berckmann, 860-521-0757.                        
Vice Chairperson
: Jill Morrison, 860-561-3905. 

Secretary: Mike Purcell, 45 Milford St. Springfield, MA 01107, 413-732-6069,  

Public Relations: Marian O’Donnell, 860-645-8404 (Please forward all newsletter items to Marian at PO Box 8207, Manchester CT  06040 or  )                      

Treasurer: Bill Mayer, 203-238-1676.

Past Chairperson: Joan Kennedy.     
Treorai na Gaeilge:
Joan Kennedy               
Doris Purcell                            

Delegates: Mary Burke and Stephen Mahoney                        
Spiritual Advisor:
Deacon John O’Donovan


 Nov. 1 North East region of CCE will hold it Annual General Meeting in Albany followed by Hall of Fame induction ceremonies so send in your nominations. Times, location TBA  E-mail for info: Tom                                        


Annual dues for 2004. $17 per individual, $25 for couples, $4 per junior, up to $35 maximum for families per mailing address. Please make the checks or money orders out to CCE and mail to the secretary. Thank you.

*Members, please encourage new members to join CCE and celebrate Curry-Seery Branch 30th Anniversary in 2004!

*An Electronic copy of the CCE newsletters is our preferred method of mailing. Why not start a file in your PC and always have a copy of each newsletter at hand. You would be saving our branch more then $4.00 a year for each member who receives their news letter by e-mail. Please send us your e-mail address ( and keep us up to date on any changed address. Thank you.


Regional and International Activities

Sept.10 – 13th Celtic Routes Festival, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

                         Info 860 658 3355,

Sept. 26 – 27th Pipes in the Valley, East Hartford Elks Club grounds, Robert St., E. Hartford, CT.

                         Info 860 528 2200

         26 – 28th 2nd Annual Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival, Longford Ireland. In USA Linda mason

                        603-485-1120, Eire 011- 353 – 87 – 281 – 7825

Sept. 28           Anthony Kearns, Lincoln Theatre, University of Hartford, @ 2pm info 860 768 4288, I 800 274 8587

>>>>>    "Echoes of Erin" Comhaltas North America Concert Tour Local Venues!    <<<<<

Oct 10,            Parsons Auditorium, 70 West River St, Milford, CT, 8pm, $15, info 203-876-9973.

Oct 11,            Waltham High School,  Lexington St., Waltham, MA, 8 pm,  $16, info 781-899-0911 or  781-293-7283.

Nov 1,             World on Stage Music Festival, with Tommy Peoples and PV O’Donnell. Cole Auditorium, Greenwich, CT.



1st  and 3rd Sunday of the month with Eddie Burke and Tom Walsh at the Irish American Home Society, Glastonbury, CT. Slow Jam starts at 3pm every 3rd Sunday and speeds up 4pm –

2nd  and 4th  Sunday of the month, with Eddie Burke and Tom Walsh, at the New Britain A.O.H.  4 pm – 6 pm.

Every Sunday  at the Harp & Hound, Mystic at 6 pm.

Every Sunday at the Playwright, 1232 Whitney Ave., Hamden. 3pm – 5pm. (203-287-2401).

Last Sunday of the month at The Irish American Community Center, East Haven.  6pm  (Pat Hosey 203-248-1538 or Joan Kennedy 203-393-0377).

Every Monday, Anna Liffey’s, 17 Whitney Ave, New Haven. 8.30 – 11pm (203) 773 1776.

Every Tuesday at the John Boyle O'Reilly Club, Springfield, 7:30 - 11pm. (413)

Every Wednesday with PV O’Donnell sponsored by City Steam Brewery, Hartford.  7:30pm – 10pm. (860) 645 8404. 

3rd Thursday of the month at St. Gabrial’s Church in Milford with John Whelan. 7pm (203) 876-9973.

Every Thursday at Silent Cal’s Pearl St., Northampton, MA  8.30 – 11pm.

3rd Friday of every month at the Meriden AOH 7-10:30pm 860-584-8776 (4th Friday for Sept)

Every Friday at the Harp, 163 Sunderland Rd., North Amherst, Ma 8.30pm – 11pm (413) 548-6900.


First 3 Wednesdays of the mo. with John Droney at the Irish American Home Society, Glastonbury. 7pm (860-521- 2696).

Every Thursday with Pat and Joan Kennedy at the Gaelic American Club, Beach Road,  Fairfield. 8pm (203-888-4041).

Every Friday with Patti Thomas at the Irish American Community Center, New Haven.  9:15pm (203-933-3673).

Every Friday with Ginni McCauley at the AOH, 161 Main St; Danbury. 7:30pm  (203-748-0055).



Every Monday, Irish Language Lessons with John Feeney, at The AOH, 161 Main St., Danbury (203-748-7701 or 203-748-6563).

Every Wednesday, Irish Language Lessons with David Manning at the Irish American Community Center, East Haven.

                            8 pm.  (203-888-4041).

Every Thursday, Irish Language Lessons at the Gaelic American Club, Fairfield.  7pm (203-933-3673).



Every Thursday, Irish Singing Group “The Curlews” with Bill Connolly at The Irish American Community Center, East Haven.  7pm  203 469 4837



Fiddle: Irish Traditional Fiddle Lessons with PV O’Donnell info 860-645-8404 or E-mail


Every Monday at the Irish American Home Society, Glastonbury. (860-633-9691).

Every Friday at the Irish American Community Center, East Haven. 7pm. Pat (203-481-4033) or Fred (203-288-2948).

Every Monday, John Boyle O’Reilly Club, Springfield, Pipe and Drum Lessons, Jim Martin (413-733-2709).




Every Sunday, WQUN 1220 AM, 9 – 11am

Every Sunday, WACM 1490AM, 10am – 12pm, West Springfield, Healy’s Irish Program.

Every Tuesday, WNHU 88.7FM, 6 – 8pm and every 4th Sunday on the Folk Show.

Every Tuesday, WWUH 91.3FM, 6 – 9am.with Dr Steve Dietrich 860 768  5913 for upcoming concerts

Every Saturday, WACE Chicopee 730 AM ,11am – 1pm, Irish Hour with Jim and Peg Sullivan.


Celtic Spirit, 544 Buckland Rd., South Windsor, CT, 06074, 860-648-0014,  

Maggie Dailey’s, Canton Commons, RT 44, Canton, CT, 860-693-4577, 

O’Reilly’s Irish Gifts, 248 Main St (RT 10S), Farmington, CT, 860-677-6958,

Erin’s Own Irish Imports, 172 Elm St., Westfield, MA, 413-568-1707,

On Sunday, Nov 30th,  Annual Christmas Irish shopping day at Glastonbury Irish club at 11am. Contact Bev Concannon ahead of time for special orders 860-568-6692.

  Any musicians looking for the rules of competition in order to prepare for the Mid-Atlantic Fleadh Cheoil held the first Sunday in June at Manhattan College as a qualifier for the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, please contact the branch secretary, or forward a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Welcome to our new members: Teresa Fazzolari, Thomas Feeley, Jeanne Freeman, Britt Goodman, Anne Lally, Michael & Marguerite McGarry, Mike McGinty, Calley McGrane, John McGrane, John O'Callaghan, Joe & Marion Rice, and Susan Wall.

Thanks to our member/volunteers Steve Mahoney, Jill Morrison, Mary Burke, Fred Berckmann, and Mike and Doris Purcell who represented the Curry/Seery branch of CCE At the New Haven, Glastonbury, and Springfield Irish Festivals and to our Musicians who attended the Festival Seisuns.


Congratulations to Liz Farley and Roger Raymond on their recent marriage.

Didn’t Eddie and Mary Burke look well in Treoir magazine's latest edition. Way to go Eddie!!!!!!!!

Please send me  info of  any Irish events coming up or a review of any place you have been and if there is space we will put it in.

As always please check all venues before going.

Curry Seery Branch of CCE
C/O Mike Purcell
45 Milford St.
Springfield, MA 01107