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Craobh Dugan

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (pronounced “kol-tus kyol-tori air-in”) is an international organization dedicated to promoting and preserving traditional Irish music, dance and language. Founded in Ireland in 1951, it has grown to embrace hundreds of branches in many countries. 

Craobh (pronounced "crave") in Irish is a branch of an organization, so Craobh Dugan is our local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. It was established in 1978 in Clinton, NY, by Pat and Frank Dugan and Jim O'Looney.


Now located in Utica, NY, Craobh Dugan is one of 50 branches in North America. Our chapter's aims are non-political and non-religious and people of all ages are welcome to participate in our events. You can learn to play an Irish instrument, play in sessions, take dance workshops, learn to speak the Irish language, attend a concert and more.


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