About us / Fúinn

CNAG GAELIC LEAGUE LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Gaelic (Irish, Scottish, & Manx) languages and cultures.

We are a branch of Conradh na Gaeilge (The Gaelic League) which was founded in Ireland in 1893 and was a major force in the language and literary revival of Irish language and culture in Ireland.

We joined Conradh na Gaeilge in 2014 and became a non-profit organization in 2016.

Our branch name is Craobh na nAingeal meaning The Branch of the Angels as we are based in the city of Angeles (Los Angeles).

In 2016 we offered our first 15-week course in Culver City. Our second course will be offered in 5 locations around LA: Culver, Wilshire, Glendale, Agoura Hills, and Redondo Beach.

We are available to share our love and knowledge of culture with communities throughout Los Angeles. Language, music, dance: whatever you need to learn about Gaelic cultures, please contact us at cnaglosangeles@gmail.com

Síle Bermingham

 

Síle is the President of Craobh na nAingeal for 2020. 
 

 

 Dance Director 
 Céilí Rua - Currently on a Break

Arge O'Neal

Arge is the Vice-President of Craobh na nAingeal, 2020 and is now on Zoom ready to help you understand and become fluent in Irish.

Arge is one of the founding members of the Los Angeles branch of Conradh na Gaeilge and is currently serving as its Vice President.  Giota ar ghiota (bit by bit), Arge has been studying Irish for the last 20 years and over that period has spent some time in Gaoth Dobhair and Oideas Gael in Gleann Cholm Cille (not to mention many a Deireadh Seachtaine Gaeltachta here in the US) advancing his understanding of the language and culture. 

 

He originally began studying the language out of his own personal curiosity and to share it with his children, but has recently been given the opportunity to teach the introductory and lower intermediate classes in Culver City.  A television editor by trade, Arge looks forward to sharing his enthusiasm and learning from each and every one of you!

 

 


 

Erin Scanlon 

Céilí Rua is currently taking a rest. Its work is being continued by Céilí Nua.

 

Erin is the visionary and creative founder of Céilí Rua who is determined to help people have fun learning Gaelic dancing.  Céilí Rua is the dance division of The Gaelic League. As classes were initially held at The Wilde Thistle, Céilí Rua or a Wild Gathering was the perfect choice of name.

 

We cannot wait to have Erin back again. 
 

Dance Director 
 Céilí Nua
Our New Dance Troupe

Liana Louise

Liana Louise teaches dance and arranges choreography for Céilí Nua. She has been trained in over 20 styles of dance including Ballet, Character, and International Folk Dance. Her skills and knowledge of dance have taken her all over the USA and abroad, performing and teaching. 

 

Her experience expands the boundaries of Irish dance and combines traditional Irish styles with traditional dances around the world. A former member of Dance Corps Ballet Company in Pasadena, CA, Liana toured four years with the world-famous Duquesne University Tamburitzans from Pittsburgh, PA. She also performs and teaches folk dance in the L.A. Unified School District.

 

Having learned so many styles of dance for over 25 years, Liana feels that dance is the language all can speak, the power that breaks down barriers, and the fuel that drives the soul. To this day her feet never want to leave the dance floor!

 

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