Canadian Celtic Arts Association

Calendar of Events



Last updated February 15, 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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Irish Summer School for children 6 - 12

- If you are interested in any of the dates / locations below, please contact Maureen Mulvey O'Leary moleary2001@rogers.com 

Locations

July 8 - 12, 2019 - St. Edward the Confessor, 75 Churchill Ave, North York                                                           

July 29 -August 2, 2019 - Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas St W, Etobicoke (1 week at this location, please register early)   

August 12 - 16, 2019 - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10, 1083 Pape Avenue, Toronto                                                                    

August 19 - 23, 2019 -  Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton                                                         
 
Check back for possible locations in Durham and Kitchener. 
 
Ceili and Set Dancing
Contact Maureen Mulvey-O'Leary for more information moleary2001@rogers.com 
 
Ceili and set dancing for adults every Monday at the Ireland Supporters Club, 4120 Ridgeway Dr Unit 39Mississauga from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
 
Ceili and set dancing every Wednesday at the Emerald Isle Seniors Club, 2452 Danforth Ave. (just west of Main Station) children 5:30 - 7:30  adults 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
 
Sessions
Tuesdays - Whelans Gate (Bloor and Runneymede), Toronto
Wednesdays, - Wayla, 996 Queen Street (east of Carlaw Ave.), Toronto 8 pm
Thursdays - Dora Keogh Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., Toronto 9 pm - 12 am
Saturdays & Sunday afternoons, Dora Keogh Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., Toronto 
Fridays - Royal Canadian Legion, Baldwin Street, Brooklin ON 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
 

February 2019

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 16, 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.
 
Sunday, February 17, 2019
 
Durham Irish Jam Session, Irish Times Pub, 1400 Bayly St. Pickering ON (beside Go station) From 2 pm til 5 pm
 
 
Monday, February 18, 2019
 
Fort York Family Day, 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto ON 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Admission free.
Have your face painted, dress up in period costume and experience unique interactive pop-up exhibitions, performances and crafts. There will be ceili dance workshops led by Maureen Mulvey-O'Leary.  Sip hot chocolate and treat yourself to roasted marshmallows amid the history of Toronto's fort. And make sure to bring your skates - The Bentway at Fort York public skating trail is open until 9 pm.
 
 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
 
Set Dancing Class at the Corktown Irish Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton ON For more information contact Ann Gorman-McKinney 905.549.9867 or email hamiltonirisharts@gmail.com. Sessions continue every Tuesday.
 
 
Saturday, February 23, 2019
 
Farpais Phiobaireachd Oigridh / Young Pipers Championship, Toronto ON 
Event Cancelled
 
 
Saturday, February 23, 2019
 
La na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day, Emerald Isle Seniors Centre, 2454 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON 9:30 am - 4 pm. 
Join us for Irish language classes. Classes and handouts, tea breaks and a mini Oireachtas at 3 pm, so have your party pieces ready! 
Cost: $15 or $10 for students
Lunch: soup and soda bread
 
Registration and inquires at gaeltoronto@gmail.com 
Please let us know your level of Irish so we get you in the right class.
For more information: Allyson Reid, Chockablock Media Inc 416.931.1136  http://www.chockablockmedia.com
 
 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

 

Come out and support the Mayo Association Pub Night fundraiser, Galway Arms, 838 The Queensway, Etobicoke ON

Great music by Michael Kelly all the way from Kitchener. Good company, home baking and lots of prizes. 

 

Saturday, February 23, 2019

 

St. Patrick's Parade Fundraiser, Tara Inn 2365 Kingston Road, Scarborough ON 7 pm til closing

$10 entrance fee at the door which includes buffet courtesy of Tara Inn. Entertainment provided by Hugo Straney
Find more details at https://stpatrickstoronto.com/fundraiser/
 
 
Sunday, February 24, 2019
 
41st Annual Concelebrated Mass in honour of St. Patrick, St. Cecilia's Church, 161 Annette St., 3 pm
Principal Celebrant and Homilist: Thomas Cardinal Collins Archbishop of Toronto
Solemn Blessing of the Shamrock, Harpist Eithne Heffernan, Ceremonial Co-Ordinator: Paddy Canavan
For more information: 416.769.8163  stceciliatoronto@gmail.com
 
 
Sunday, February 24, 2019
 
Irish Celtic Fair - CCE Sudbury Irish Arts Association Fundraiser, Caruso Club, 285 Haig Street, Sudbury ON  12 pm - 5 pmAdmission  $7 for adults, $4 for students, Children under 5 are free.
 
Five hours of continuous entertainment with music, singing, dancing, vendors, bake table, white elephant table, children's area, cash bar, Irish stew and hot dogs For more information contact Bridgit 705.855.3564  or Eileen 705.522.8012
 
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
 
Celtic Studies Speakers Series, University of St Michael's College in the University of Toronto, Charbonnel Lounge, St Michael's College, 81 St Mary Street, Toronto, 6 p.m.
 
"Helpless Little Wanderers:  The Search for Irish Famine Orphans in Canada, 1847-1848"
 
Professor Mark McGowan, Celtic Studies and Department of History, University of Toronto
Free admission - all are welcome
Further information:  celtic.studies@utoronto.ca; phone: 416.926.7145
 
 
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).
 
Friday, March 1
7:00 pm  Registration  
7:30 pm Welcome Evening  
9:30 Ceili
 
Saturday, March 2
10:00 am to 4:45a pm workshops and open sessions
8:00 pm Gala Concert  
10:30 pm Late Night Sessions
 
Sunday,March 3
10:00 am Reed-making workshop  
11:00 am Brunch  
11:30 pm   Pipers Chair
 
Sunday, March 3, 2019
 
The Irish Person of the Year luncheon, honouring Tipperary's Geraldine Browne, Toronto Hilton, 11:30 am - 3: 00 pm
The cost per ticket is $70 and can be ordered by email at ipoytoronto@gmail.com or by calling Cormac Monaghan at 416.904.7818. The lunch will be preceded by the annual raising of the Irish flag at City Hall at 11:00 am.
 
 
Friday, March 8, 2019
 
Grand Marshal Ball, Steam Whistle Brewery, 255 Bremner Blvd., 8 pm til late.
Tickets: $100 available at https://gmb2019.brownpapertickets.com/
Traditional Irish dancers, live players, and a disc jockey will ensure those attending will be entertained. Tickets will sell out well in advance of this event and will not be available at the door.
 
 
Sunday, March 10, 2019
 
St. Patrick's Parade 2019. Beginning 12 pm, the parade will march its traditional route from Bloor & St. George down Yonge Street and finishing at Toronto City Hall. This is the biggest Irish event in Toronto annually, and it has a fantastic representation from all Toronto's Irish community.
* Please remember that March 10 begins Daylight Savings Time, so remember to put y your clocks forward.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2019
 
The Wolfe Tones, Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave, East York. Doors: 7 pm Concert: 8 pm 
It's a St. Patrick's Day Eve Concert! Tickets are $45 each (with $4 surcharge if you pay via website).
 
You can pick up tickets as follows:
1. Mail a cheque payable to Friends of Sinn Fein (Canada) Inc. at 131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200, Unit No. 234, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1R8.
 
2. Pay via credit card at our website http://www.fosfc.com by clicking DONATE at the bottom of the page. Fill in the information and you will get a receipt. You must pay an extra $4 per ticket as a surcharge for paying via the site.
 
3. E-transfer the payment to friends@fosfc.com with no surcharge.
 
4. Call 416.402.3729 to arrange for payment and pickup in person.