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Last updated October 15, 2018

Sessions

Tuesdays Ceili Cottage, Queen and Leslie, Toronto ON

Thursdays Dora Keogh Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., east of Broadview, Toronto ON

Thursdays The Black Swan Session, 154 Danforth Ave., Toronto ON - 9 pm

Saturdays Dora Keogh Pub,141 Danforth Ave., east of Broadview, Toronto ON

Sundays Dora Keogh Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., east of Broadview, Toronto ON


Irish Set Dancing

Mississauga (Irish Club of Mississauga) - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Toronto (Emerald Isle Seniors Centre) -  children 5:30 pm - 7:30pm / adults 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Contact Maureen Mulvey O'Leary at moleary2001@rogers.com for full details.



October 2018


October 18 - 21, 2018 Lúnasa tour dates in southern Ontario

http://www.lunasa.ie/lunasa-tourdates/

October 18 - Guelph (River Run Theatre)

October 19 - Toronto (Koerner Hall)

October 20 - Port Hope (Port Hope United Church)

October 21 - St. Catharines (First Ontario Performing Arts Centre)


Thursday, October 18, 2018 In Conversation: Roddy Doyle With Emma Donoghue

The Toronto International Festival of Authors 

Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto 

 80 Queen's Park, Toronto ON


7:00 pm

Tickets: $18

IFOA Boxoffice


Book Signing, Interview, Q & A, Reading


Thursday, October 18, 2018 Fall Mixer

St. Andrew’s Society of Toronto

Brazen Head Pub (third floor) 

165 East Liberty Street, Toronto ON


7 pm - 11 pm 

Admission free, all welcome

Please RSVP with names of those attending


Join us for an evening of Scottish-Canadian entertainment & hospitality. There will be artists, musicians, dancers and others who work in support of preserving our heritage in attendance. It promises to be a fun night! 


The venue is fully licensed with a broad menu that includes vegetarian options. Attendees will be responsible for covering their own food and drinks. Attendees must be 19+ years of age.


Singer/guitarist Jim Maxwell and fiddler Kerry Fitzgerald will be performing traditional and modern Celtic music between 8 pm ad 11 pm. There will be details on upcoming St. Andrew's Society events as well as appearances from piper Rory Sinclair and the McDonnell Highland Dancers.


This will be a casual night to meet people from the community so please wear whatever you are comfortable in. Traditional attire is not required but feel free to show off those kilts and  tartans!


For those taking the TTC, the closest streetcar stop is King and Exhibition which is a 5-minute walk from the venue. There is pay parking at Metro across the street and also on Atlantic & East Liberty Streets (2-minute walk to venue). We can't wait to welcome you! 


October 18 - November 3, 2018 Toronto Irish Players

Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel

Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto ON


Preview  (PWYC) ($12 minimum) on October 18. 

October 19  Opening reception and performance Tickets $50.

All other performances at 8 pm

Tickets: $27 or $25 for Seniors

Matinee on October 21 at 2 pm

https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=tip


This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in l936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their sparse existence is interrupted by brief, colourful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts. He is only seven in 1936, the year his elderly uncle, a priest, returns after serving for twenty-five years as a missionary in a Ugandan leper colony. For the young boy, two other disturbances occur that summer. The sisters acquire their first radio, whose music transforms them from correct Catholic women to shrieking, stomping banshees in their own kitchen. He also meets his father for the first time, a charming Welsh drifter who strolls up the lane and sweeps his mother away in an elegant dance across the fields. From these small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever.


Widely regarded as Brian Friel's masterpiece, this haunting play is Friel's tribute to the spirit and valour of the past.


Friday, October 19, 2018 Lúnasa and the Bombadils

TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning

Royal Conservatory of Music

Koerner Hall

273 Bloor Street West, Toronto ON


8 pm

Tickets: $35 and up 

https://www.rcmusic.com/tickets/seats/78803


"Lúnasa performs “state-of-the-art Irish music as aggressively infectious as you’ll ever hear” (Dirty Linen). Halifax’s The Bombadils create beautiful harmonies and enchanting melodies by reconfiguring Celtic and old-time music, poetry, and original songs into beautiful new folk music.


Saturday, October 20, 2018 Ottawa Irish Arts Monthly Céili

194 Fourth Avenue

Ottawa ON


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Cost: $15 guests / $10 members of CCÉ / $5 students

children under 12 free 


Mini dance workshop from 7 pm - 7:30 pm, dances take place  right after. Cash bar, soda bread complimentary. Live music by  Ottawa Céilí Band.

Contact: info@ottawacomhaltas.com


Saturday, October 20, 2018  North Atlantic Drift 

The Local 

396 Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto ON


5 pm - 7pm

http://thelocalpub.ca/music.html


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 In Conversation: Ian Rankin With Linwood Barclay

The Toronto International Festival of Authors

Fleck Dance Theatre 3rd Floor

Queen's Quay Terminal 207 

Queens Quay West, Toronto ON


7:00 pm

Tickets: $18

IFOA Boxoffice


Book Signing, Interview, Q & A, Reading


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Set Dancing Class

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, October 27, 2018 Ceili dance 

hosted by the London Irish Folk Club

The German Canadian Hall

1 Cove Road, London ON


8:00 pm - 12 am   

Tickets: $15.00 / $12 with $10 annual membership

Kids 12 and under: free. 

 Cash bar.


Music by Traddicted

All dances instructed by Maureen O’Leary. No dance experience necessary. Everyone welcome!


For more information call 519.660.8547 or 519.471.9007 or email  londonirishfolkclub@hotmail.com

Sunday, October 28, 2018 Celebration of 28th Annual Mass of Memory

Historic St. Paul’s Basilica

83 Power Street, Toronto ON


3:00 pm. 


With Sacred/Celtic Music Prelude by The Irish Choral Society of Canada at 2:30 pm


We remember, in a special way, those who have passed away this year. If you would like to have their name read out at the Mass of Memory, please call or email with their name and city/county they were born in. For information contact: Geraldine 416.573-.1205 g.browne@sympatico.ca 


Reception to follow, downstairs in the Basilica Hall. Proceeds from this celebration go to the Children’s Breakfast Club Program of Saint Paul’s Basilica. 


November 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Set Dancing Class

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, November 10, 2018 Ottawa Irish Arts Monthly Céili

194 Fourth Avenue

Ottawa ON


7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Cost: $15 guests / $10 members of CCÉ / $5 students

children under 12 free 


Mini dance workshop from 7 pm - 7:30 pm, dances take place  right after. Cash bar, soda bread complimentary. Live music by  Ottawa Céilí Band.


Contact: info@ottawacomhaltas.com



Thursday, November 15, 2018 Celtic Studies Speakers Series

Robert Madden Hall, St Michael’s College, Carr Hall

100 St Joseph Street, Toronto ON


6 pm 

Free admission, all welcome, no registration required


“Making Sense of the Molly Maguires: Irish Immigrants and Class Conflict in the United States”

Kevin Kenny, New York University

 

Kevin Kenny, Professor of History & Glucksman Professor in Irish Studies at NYU, is one of the world’s leading historians of Irish emigration, American immigration and global migration. He is the author of Diaspora: A Very Short Introduction, which examines the origins, meanings, and utility of a central concept in the study of migration; Peaceable Kingdom Lost: The Paxton Boys and the Destruction of William Penn’s Holy Experiment, an inquiry into the encounter between Ulster colonists and Native Americans in the eighteenth century; The American Irish, a standard history of the field; and Making Sense of the Molly Maguires, which considers how traditions of Irish rural protest were translated into an American industrial setting. He served as contributing editor for Ireland and the British Empire, which launched The Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series and he has published articles about Irish migration and the category of diaspora in such venues as Irish Economic and Social History, the Journal of American History, and the Journal of American Ethnic History.


For more information, contact celtic.studies@utoronto.ca or phone 416-926-7145.