About this Speaker
Frankie McCormick currently serves as North American Chairperson for Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. He
has the responsibility for the oversight of all six Regions including Canada.
Prior to accepting the nomination for North American Chair at the Chicago Convention, Frankie served
as Chair for the Mid Atlantic Region of Comhaltas from 2006 thru 2017.
Born in Co. Tyrone and raised in Co. Armagh, Frankie was a member of the An Portmor Branch of
Comhaltas. Starting in the late 1970’s many All Ireland Fleadhanna were attended with family and with
success. In addition, Frankie was a member of the All Ireland winning GAA Scor Instrumental Group in
1985 representing his Football Club An Portmor .
After completing a City & Guilds four year apprenticeship in 1986 from Armagh Technical College in
Northern Ireland as a Carpenter & Joiner he emigrated to New York settling in the Bronx and joined the
Carpenters Union. A year after that he joined the Michael Coleman Branch of CCE in the Bronx and
started participating in the Mid Atlantic Fleadh as an Adjudicator.
Work as a Construction Superintendent took him to Florida in 1991 for a four year Project with Marlex
Housing in Boca Raton. Upon his return to New York in 1995, having played in Bands since the age of
eleven, he joined the popular Band, Celtic Cross and is still a member today. Frankie has been running
Projects for the past 8 years as a Construction Superintendent for JT Magen in New York City and resides
in Port Washington Long Island.