Canadian Celtic Arts Association

Events 2017

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 number provided to confirm any event listed.

To list your Celtic-themed event, email

with the following information:

- date and time

- location with address

- admission cost, if applicable

- contact telephone number   or email address

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Last updated October 16, 2017

October 201

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Set Dancing Class

Corktown Irish Pub

175 Young St., Hamilton ON

For more information contact Ann Gorman-McKinney 905.549.9867 or email    

Friday, October 20, 2017 The Celtic Studies Program presents

Thomas D'Arcy McGee: Irish Rebel, Canadian Icon  

George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto

5 Devonshire Place, Toronto ON

A Life in Words & Music, Featuring the McGee Band

8 pm

Free tickets through Eventbrite

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Friendship Dinner featuring

Séan McCann (Great Big Sea)

Rockway Mennonite Collegiate, 

110 Doon Road, 

Kitchener ON

5:00 pm - Cider Reception

5:45 pm - Dinner

Tickets:  $75 per person / $525 table of 8

Proceeds to benefit House of Friendship's service 

to those in need.

For more information, please email

Saturday, October  21, 2017 Annual Ireland Funds Day at the Races

Woodbine Racetrack

Rexdale Blvd., Etobicoke ON

12:00 pm Buffet Lunch ; 1:00 pm Post Time 

Tickets: $3,000 for a race sponsorship including a table of 10, $1,350 for a table of 10, $135 for individual tickets, $100 for people under the age of 35

This year's event will be held in the Post Parade room where you can enjoy the magnificent track view, an extensive buffet lunch, mix and mingle with owners and trainers and participate in the spectacular live and silent auctions. Proceeds from this event support the Celtic Studies Program at St. Michael's College, University of Toronto. Don't be afraid to dust off your garden party hat or that fabulous tie, there will be prizes for the best dressed. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017 Rhythm 'n Step

Gallery 345, 345 Sorauren Avenue

Toronto ON 

7:30 pm

$20/$10 (cash only) 

An evening of fiddle tunes and fancy footwork with Colleen Jenish, Joelle Crigger & Tom Fitzgerald

Friday, October 27, 2017 Ceili

Victoria Park Pavilion

80 Schneider Ave., Kitchener  ON

hosted by Cairde, Friends of Irish Culture

Traditional Irish Music by the Grand River Ceili Band and Dance instruction called by Maureen Mulvey-O’Leary. Fun for all

8:30 pm - 12:00 am

Advance tickets (strongly recommended) of $12 for adults,seniors and students are available at K/W Book Store 519.742.1261 and Old Goat Books 519.880.9595. Book store tickets only available until 4 pm on day of Ceili. Tickets at the door:$15. Cash or cheque only. Children under age 12 will be admitted free of charge but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Group rates of 15+ attendees at $10 per person and advance tickets at $13 per person for Ceili goers OUTSIDE the K/W area are available by emailing  or by visiting our website



Sunday, October 29, 2017 27th Annual Mass of Memory

St. Paul's Basilica

83 Power Street, Toronto ON

Prelude of Celtic /Sacred music by the Irish Choral Society commences at 3.00 pm immediately followed by the Mass of Memory.  Reception following in Church Hall.

For information contact Mairead 416 264 5363 or Norita 1.613.422.2291


Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Set Dancing Class

Corktown Irish Pub

175 Young St., Hamilton ON

For more information contact Ann Gorman-McKinney 905.549.9867 or email

November 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017 Gaelic Society of Toronto & The Companions of The Quaich

A Very Special Malt Whisky Tasting & Dinner Fundraiser Event The Albany Club

91 King Street East, Toronto ON

6 pm - Registration & Reception  

7 pm - Dinner

Gaelic Society Members $75  / Guests $85


(unpaid reservations cannot be accepted) To reserve your tickets, continue here Companions Members register via

Special whisky presentations by Ruaraidh MacIntyre, Brand Ambassador - Ardbeg & Glenmorangie and Ìleach / Islay native

This is a fund-raiser for Comunn Gàidhlig Thoronto / Gaelic Society of Toronto 

December 2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017 Còig
Hugh's Room
2261 Dundas St. W. 
Toronto, ON

Tickets: $25 Advance/ $30 Door 
Doors: 6:00 pm Performance: 8:30 pm

"With the fiery Celtic style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century old tunes of past generations to original and contemporary compositions, featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments."