About Us

Columbus Comhaltas is central Ohio’s branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (KOHL-tuss KYOOL-tor-ee AIR-un) the Ireland-based arts organization leading the way in the preservation and celebration of Irish traditional music and culture. Our name translates as the “Organization of Irish Musicians.” Founded in 1951, Comhaltas is a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world, including our new branch in Columbus, Ohio.


Our officers:

Debra Keller-Perry, Chairperson
Michael Conners, Vice-Chairperson
Joseph Ridgeway, Secretary
Ann Elliott, Treasurer 
Joseph Fago, Public Relations Officer 
Patricia Martin, Irish Language Officer
Brent Cuyler, Auditor
Sarah Perry, Co-Youth Officer 
Maggie Ridgeway, Co-Youth Officer