Canadian Celtic Arts Association

Calendar of Events



Last updated January 16, 2019
 
Why not plan to attend one of the many Celtic - related events in the Greater Toronto Area? All events and dates are subject to change. Please call the telephone number or visited webpage listed to confirm any event listed. To have your Celtic-themed event listed, please email info@canadiancelticarts.ca and provide the following information: 
 

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January 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019

Silence Sounds presents Bob MacLean Single Malt CD launch, Guelph ON 7 pm  $20 show - $30 show & CD.  Limited seating - Reserve your spots at argyle@sympatico.ca. Bob and the Barleycorns present a jam-packed evening of songs and tunes from the CD as well as sets from The Barleycorn band members (Tricia Brubacher, Carole Pines, Gwen Potter, Randy Jackiw and John Harris). For more information see https://www.bobmaclean.ca

 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Comunn Gaidhlig Thoronto / The Toronto Gaelic Society Winter Gathering, The Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave,. Toronto ON 2 pm - 6 pm. $25 / person ; Children under 12 free. 
 
Come enjoy great food, see old friends, make new friends, and enjoy the entertainment. There will also be singing and dancing. In addition to the regular raffle/white elephant sale, there will be an extra special once-in-a-lifetime raffle of an arcade game simulator made especially for the Gaelic Society. There will be a kiddie area nearby, so mum and dad can socialize while their children are having fun (and maybe learn a word or two of Gaelic). See https://www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com 
 
 
Ceili dance hosted by the London Irish Folk Club at The German Canadian Hall, 1 Cove Road, London ON 8:00 pm - 12:00 am. Music by Traddicted. All dances instructed by Maureen OLeary, no dance experience necessary. Everyone welcome! Tickets: $15.00 or $12 with a $10 annual membership. Children 12 and under are free. Cash bar. For more information call 519-660-8547 or 519-471-9007 or email londonirishfolkclub@hotmail.com
 
 
Sunday, January 20, 2019
 
The Marigolds (Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick & Suzie Vinnick) at the Cuckoos Nest, (Chaucer's Pub), 122 Carling St., London ON Tickets: $20 Advance / $25 Door. For Information call or text 519-319-5847 or email folk@iandavies.com http://www.folk.on.ca
 
 
Sunday, January 27, 2019
 
The 5th Annual Great Canadian Kilt Skate, Nathan Phillips Square Toronto ON 1 pm - 3 pm. Sponsored by the Clans and Scpttish Societies of Canada. http://www.cassoc.ca
 

February 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Feast of St. Bridget the female patron saint of Ireland

 

Saturday, February 2, 2019 

Songs from a Celtic Heart,  Amadeus Choir Fundraiser, Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Drive, Toronto (DVP/Lawrence Ave.). 2 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are $50 for adults, $40 for seniors, and $25 for under 30s. Tickets may be purchased online at www.amadeuschoir.com or by calling the choir office at 416-446-0188. All proceeds support the artistic initiatives of the Amadeus Choir.

Join us for the Amadeus Choir’s annual fundraiser. The choir will perform several well-loved pieces from the Celtic Isles and Cape Breton. We are thrilled to be joined by special guest musicians Tom Leighton and Anne Lederman.

There will also be an auction, fun games, cash bar,  and delicious complimentary refreshments, courtesy of Mrs. Bridges British Bakery.

If you are unable to attend this fabulous event, but would like to make a donation to the Amadeus Choir, you may do so by calling the choir office at 416-446-0188.

 

Comhaltas Fundraising Ceili, Dawes Road Legion, (Dawes Road and Danforth, east of Main, south of Danforth). From 7:30 pm onwards. Donations at the door: $10 minimum. All are welcome. Fund-raising for Paliative Care in the name of Eileen (Scotty) McLaren and Happy Mireault.

There will be a raffle, sing song, treats, live music and the dances will be called by Maureen Mulvey-O Leary. For more information call Maureen at 416-446-6993 or email moleary2001@rogers.com or Freda  416-204-7057 or email  fredaalice@gmail.com
 
 
February 14 - March 2, 2019
 
The Toronto Irish Players, Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto. The Land Grabber, by James Phelan and Edward F. Barrett, Directed by Kristin Chan.
 
A survivor of the Irish Famine, Johnny Foley is driven to expand his farm and risk the censure of his neighbours and the loss of his family. This original script by James Phelan is a reworking of a script written by his grandfather, Edward F. Barrett and submitted to the Abbey Theatre under the direction of William Butler Yeats.
 
See https://torontoirishplayers.com/wp/current-production/ for times and ticket prices. 
 
 
Saturday February 17, 2019
 
Family Ceili,  St. Elizabeth of Hungary, 432 Sheppard Ave. East (just west of Bayview), Toronto ON 7 pm - 11 pm.  Lots of parking and close to subway. All ages welcome and no dance experience needed. Traditional musicians and dances called by Maureen Mulvey-O Leary.
 
Light refreshments will be served. Advance Tickets: $20 adults / $10 ages 5 - 17 / Children under 4 free. Tickets at the door: $25 adults / $10 ages 5 - 17. Email Torontofamilyceili@gmail.com for advance tickets.  Sponsored by Society for Catholic life and culture.
 
 
Saturday, February 23, 2019
 
Farpais Phiobaireachd Oigridh / Young Pipers Championship, Toronto ON Details to be announced. See https://www.gaelicsocietytoronto.com 
 
 
March 2019
 
March 1 - 3, 2019
 
Chris Langan Traditional Irish Music Weekend, Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto ON.  Great weekend of concerts, workshops and sessions.
 
Early bird special for weekend passes - offer good until February 24. See http://www.chrislangan.ca for more information
 
The weekend will showcase a line up of musicians and teachers from Canada, US and Ireland, including  Mick O Brien (uilleann pipes and flute), Andrew O Brien (fiddle), Caroline Keane (concertina), Patrick Ourcea (fiddle), Pat O Gorman, (whistle), Brian Kavanagh (uilleann pipes) and Shane Mulchrone (banjo).