Canadian Celtic Arts Association

Calendar of Events



Last updated April 22, 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
 

April 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
 
Ceili dancing, Emerald Isle Seniors Centre, 2452 Danforth Ave. children 5:30 pm -7:30 pm / adults 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
https://www.emeraldisleseniorssociety.org/
 
 
Saturday, April 27, 2019
 
Ceili, Westminster United Church, 247 Broadway, Orangeville ON, 6:30 pm 9:30 pm
Great music and some step dancing. Dances called by Maureen Mulvey-O'Leary. Admission: $12 adult / $5 child. 
 
 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
 
Set Dancing Class, Corktown Irish Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton ON, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
For more information contact Ann Gorman-McKinney 905.549.9867 or email  hamiltonirisharts@gmail.com. Sessions continue every Tuesday
 
 
May 2019
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
 
Ceili dancing, Emerald Isle Seniors Centre, 2452 Danforth Ave. children 5:30 pm -7:30 pm / adults 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
https://www.emeraldisleseniorssociety.org/
 
 
Saturday, May 4, 2019
 
Spring Ceili,  with caller Colleen Mulvey-O'Leary, Pegasus Dance Studios, 361 Glebeholme Blvd., Toronto ON, 6:30 pm
$10 for adults, $5 for children with proceeds going to Aurora House. Bring indoor dance shoes.
 
 
Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5, 2019   
 
Spring Rain Weekend, Fergus & Belwood ON
Ontario Spring Rain, an annual Irish Cultural Weekend celebrating all things Irish, featuring:
- Geal e mo chroi (Irish for Bright is my Heart) concert showcasing the talent brought in for the weekend
 
- Spring Rain Open Platform Feis with competition categories in Irish language, music, dance, visual, botanical & culinary art. 
 
- Cultural Stewards and an Artisan Marketplace with ongoing demonstrations showcasing Irish historical and cultural influences
 
- 45 Irish Cultural Workshops with internationally renown instructors. Throughout the weekend instructors from Ireland, England, the States and Canada will be teaching concertina, uillieann pipes, harp, bodhran, fiddle, penny whistle, chanter & drone reed building, festival dance, sean nos dance, Canadian step dance, Irish language, singing in Irish, encaustic arts, silver-smithing, copper etching, calligraphy, and genealogy.
 
- A Farm-to-Table Dinner featuring local foods, is followed by a participatory community ceili.
 
We close out the weekend with An Tionol: Seisiun & Dinner.
 
For information on specific times and venues see the festival's Facebook page: Spring_Rain_Weekend_Irish, or to order tickets or register please contact spring_rain@email.com  or call 519.787.0096  
 
 
Sunday, May 5, 2019
 
Donal Clancy, Flying Bison Brewing Company, 40 Seneca St, Buffalo, NY, 5 pm
Presented by Buffalo Comhaltas, Martin Wynne Branch. Clancy, son of world renowned singer Liam Clancy, is regarded as one of Ireland's finest guitarists. Since his father's death he has focused his attention on the family repertoire of songs that he grew up with, while keeping the Clancy tradition alive with his solo performances.
 
Tickets are $20 presale or $25 at the door / $5 CCE member rebate at door. For tickets or more information: donalclancybuffalo.brownpapertickets.com
 
 
Saturday, May 11, 2019
 
Set Dance Workshop, St. Brigid's Centre,  310 St Patrick St, Ottawa, ON, 2 pm - 5:00 pm
Dances taught by Maureen Mulvey-O'Leary.
 
 
Saturday May 18,  2019
 
Ceili, Continental Austrian Club, 664 Spring Gardens Rd, Burlington, ON, 7:30 pm
Hosted by Hamilton Irish Arts. Music by The Mountain Road Ceili Band. Dances called by Maureen Mulvey-O'Leary
Admission: $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Door prizes.
For more information contact Sheila Corr moblmanr@gmail.com or see the website http://www.hamiltonirisharts.ca/
 
 
 
Friday, May 24, 2019
 
May Day Ceili, Moose Lodge, Moose Lodge, 212 Frood Rd. Sudbury ON 7:30 pm to 11 pm 
Dances called by Maureen Mulvey-O'Leary.
Cost $15 adults / $7 students / children under 14 free. Cash bar. Snacks provided + coffee & tea.  For more info call Brid 705.855.3564 or Eikeen 705.522.8012
 
 
June 2019
 
June 23 - 28, 2019
 
Ontario School of Piping and Drumming Conversational Gaelic Immersion, Lakefield College, Lakefield ON
Lakefield is located 90 km. NE of Toronto. Instruction will be offered at the Intermediate (Kerrie Kennedy, Toronto) and Advanced (Angus MacLeod, Cape Breton) levels. Day student fees ($550 CDN) include lunch, dinner and evening programming. Boarding student fees also include breakfast and accomodation ($1000 CDN). Registration closes June 1. For more information or to register, see http://ospd.ca/conversational-gaelic-immersion-program/
 
July 2019
 
July 7 - 12, 2019
 
Scottish Gaelic Language and Song Week, Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC
Instructors: Mairi Britton (Scotland, Cape Breton), James Graham (Scotland), Kathleen Reddy (Nova Scotia). More information will be available after April 1 at http://www.acgamerica.org
 
 
August 2019 

August 13 - 18, 2019

Feis Seattle, Evergreen State College, Northwest Olympia, WA

Feis Seattle moves to a new date and location for 2019. Confirmed particpants to date include Kathleen MacInnes, Rona Lightfoot, Ewen Henderson and Catriona Parsons. Registration now open. https://www.slighe.org
 
October 2019
 
October 5 - 13, 2019
 
Celtic Harmonies International Festival, Eastern Townships, Quebec; Knowlton (Lac-Brome), Waterloo, Mansonville and Bromont
Celebrating Nature Through Music, Dance and the Arts. More information available mid-April at http://www.celticharmonies.ca
 
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
 
Julie Fowlis in concert, Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Drive, Toronto ON, 8 pm
Scottish Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis. Tickets: $50 + service charge / Students (with ID) $25 + service charge at https://downtowntoronto.snapd.com/events/view/1232782