Canadian Celtic Arts Association

Calendar of Events



Last updated February 26, 2020
 
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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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 2020
 
 
Thursday, February 13 - Saturday, February 29, 2020
Toronto Irish Players, The Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto ON
 
Many Young Men of Twenty by John B. Keane
 
Issues of emigration, alcoholism, status of women, and politics (nepotism) are dealt with in spirited and humorous ways. Follow Danger Mullaly, Peg Finnerty, Tom Hannigan, and other characters in Hannigan's pub as they see prospective emigrants passing through on their way to the train station to begin their journey to England. Woven throughout with music, ballads, and songs, the play takes an often poignant and funny look at the harsh conditions that forced people to emigrate in the early 1960’s, as well as the reasons that kept people at home.
 
General Admission $27
Students and Seniors $25
 
Thursday, February 13, 8pm (Pay-What-You-Can-Night-$15 minimum)
Friday, February 14, 8pm
Saturday, February 15, 8pm
Sunday, February 16, 2pm (Matinee)
Thursday, February 20, 8pm
Friday, February 21, 8pm
Saturday, February 28, 8pm
Sunday, February 23, 2pm (Matinee)
Thursday, February 27, 8pm 
Friday, February 28, 8pm
Saturday, February 29, 8pm
 
For more information please see www.torontoirishplayers.com or Facebook. For reservations call 416-440-2888
 
 
 
 
March 2020
 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Celtic Studies Speakers Series, Charbonnel Lounge, St. Michael’s College, Elmsley Hall, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto ON, 6 pm
 
The Fionn Cycle Folklore: From the Archive to the Internet, Professor Natasha Sumner, Associate Professor of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University
 
Over 3,400 oral stories and songs about Fionn mac Cumhaill and his warrior band, the Fianna, have been recorded since the eighteenth century. The folklore corpus spans the width and breadth of the Gaelic-speaking world, including Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and the Irish and Scottish Gaelic diasporas. This presentation will provide an overview of the corpus, and discuss issues of cataloguing and accessibility pertinent to the ongoing Fionn Cycle Folklore Project, which is developing an online database of folklore about Fionn and the Fianna.
 
All welcome – free admission – no registration required
email:  celtic.studies@utoronto.ca
Phone:  416-926-7145
 
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February 28 - March 1, 2020
Toronto Irish Film Festival, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto ON
Opening film - "Dark Lies the Island ", based on the short stories of Kevin Barry
Closing film - "Seamus Heaney and the music of what happens", Heaney's family remember the man and the poet.
 
See http://toirishfilmfest.com/ for programme guide, film trailers and to purchase tickets. 
 
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Friday, March 20, 2020
Friday Night Ceilidh, Comunn Gaidhlig Thoronto, Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON, 7:30-11:00 pm
 
Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together.
 
Minimum $5 donation, additional donation towards costs accepted. There will be door prizes, snacks will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own; a cash bar is also available. Bring your instruments, wear your dancing shoes and share the richness of our Gaelic culture together. Contact us at gaelictoronto@gmail.com
 
 
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April 2020
 
Friday, April 17, 2020
Friday Night Ceilidh, Comunn Gaidhlig Thoronto, Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON, 7:30-11:00 pm
 
Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together.
 
Minimum $5 donation, additional donation towards costs accepted. There will be door prizes, snacks will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own; a cash bar is also available. Bring your instruments, wear your dancing shoes and share the richness of our Gaelic culture together. Contact us at gaelictoronto@gmail.com
 
 
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Saturday, April 18, 2020
Young Pipers Championship, The Toronto Scottish Regiment HQ and A Company, 70 Birmingham Street, Etobicoke, ON, 1:00 pm
                         
Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto / The Gaelic Society of Toronto  is pleased to be hosting our annual Young Pipers Championship. The Championship is open to all pipers 21 years and under and according to Grade.
 
Cost
$10 per Piper (plus $0.90 processing fee)
$5 per spectator ticket at the door
 
Deadline for entries is Wednesday April 15th, 2020. Please review details on our website before registering.
If you have any questions or require assistance please contact us at gaelictoronto@gmail.com 
 
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May 2020
 
Friday, May 15, 2020
Friday Night Ceilidh, Comunn Gaidhlig Thoronto, Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON, 7:30-11:00 pm
 
Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together.
 
Minimum $5 donation, additional donation towards costs accepted. There will be door prizes, snacks will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own; a cash bar is also available. Bring your instruments, wear your dancing shoes and share the richness of our Gaelic culture together. Contact us at gaelictoronto@gmail.com
 
 
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June 2020
 
Friday, June 19, 2020
Friday Night Ceilidh, Comunn Gaidhlig Thoronto, Tiki Room at the Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON, 7:30-11:00 pm
 
Come out to speak and learn Gaelic, enjoy cultural fun and activities, share a story, song or dance and help grow our Gaelic community together.
 
Minimum $5 donation, additional donation towards costs accepted. There will be door prizes, snacks will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own; a cash bar is also available. Bring your instruments, wear your dancing shoes and share the richness of our Gaelic culture together. Contact us at gaelictoronto@gmail.com
 
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June 28, 2020 - July 3, 2020 
Conversational Gaelic, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON
Sponsored by the Ontario School of Piping and Drumming, this immersion week will offer an intermediate and advanced level, with day student and boarding student fees available. Instructors are  Kerrie Kennedy (intermediate) and Angus MacLeod (advanced). Registration closes June 1, 2020.
http://ospd.ca/conversational-gaelic-immersion-program/