Canadian Celtic Arts Association

Events 2017/2018

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Last updated February 23, 2018


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


February 2018

February 15 - March 3, 2018 The Toronto Irish Players presents Little Gem

Alumnae Theatre 

70 Berkley Street (Adelaide & Parliament)

Toronto ON   

Phone for tickets: 416.440.2888 Or visit

Thursday, February 15: 8 pm - Preview $10

Friday, February 16: 8 pm - Opening Night & Reception $50

Regular Tickets $25 / Seniors and Students $23

Saturday, February 17: 8 pm

Sunday, February 18: 2 pm

Thursday, February 22: 8 pm

Friday, February 23: 8 pm

Saturday, February 24: 8 pm

Sunday, February 25: 2 pm

Thursday, March : 8 pm

Friday, March 2: 8 pm

Saturday, March 3: 8 pm

Saturday, February 24, 2018 Comhaltas Langan Gorman Branch Irish Day

Emerald Isle Seniors Society

2452 Danforth Ave., (just west of Main station) 

Toronto ON

Workshops in Irish language, singing and music, a luncheon and a little dancing to finish off.   

Open to all, from beginners to advanced alike. Families welcome. For more information contact Maureen at 416.446.6993  or email

Saturday, February 24, 2018 Mayo Association Pub Night Fundraiser

Galway Arms

838 The Queensway, Etobicoke ON

$10 at the door

Fundraiser for St. Patrick's Day Parade

Music by Danny Williams

Sunday, February 25, 2018 40th Annual Concelebrated Mass in honour of  St. Patrick

St. Cecilia`s Church

161 Annette Street, Toronto ON

3:30 pm

Principal Celebrant and Homilist: His Excellency Wayne Kirkpatrick 

Ceremony Co-ordinator: Hugo Straney 

Irish Harp: Eithne Heffernan

Blessing of the Shamrock

After the Mass there will be an informal reception in the parish hall. Irish Coffee will be available and a fine selection of delicious Irish soda bread, scones and sandwiches will be served. A spirited, lively atmosphere will be provided by dancers from the Johnson School and music by Michael Kelly

For more information: 416.769.8163 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Celtic Studies Speakers Series 

author Peter Behrens

Charbonnel Lounge, St Michael’s College

81 St. Mary Street, Toronto ON

6 pm

Free admission – all welcome

“Families, Histories, Novels" wth author Peter Behrens who will talk about the history and family mythology inside his fiction. Peter Behrens' first novel The Law of Dreams won the Governor-General's Literary Award. A native of Montreal and currently the Mordecai Richler Visiting Writer at Concordia U., Peter Behrens held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and was a Fellow of Harvard University's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Contact: or phone 416-926-7145

March 2018   Toronto Chieftains Kids Gaelic Football Will be starting their indoor training in the March break.This will also be an opportunity to bring out your child if they have never tried it before.Indoor training starts April 7 at Ultra Sports with 7 weeks of indoor training and 7 weeks of outdoor with competitive games. We wrap up the season travelling down to Boston to compete in the CYC. Early bird special $75.00  Regular $85.00  If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact

March 2 - March 4, 2018 Annual Chris Langan Weekend

Friday, March 2: 6pm - Registration 

  7pm - Welcome evening

  9 pm - Ceili 

Saturday, March 3:10am - 3 pm - Workshops 

       7:45 pm - Gala Concert 

Sunday, March 4:10:30 am -   Brunch 

     12 pm- Pipers Chair 

Go to for more information Purchase your tickets by February 25th and save $10.The Weekend Pass includes the Friday Welcome Evening, Concert & Ceili, Saturday Night Gala concert, 2 workshops and Sunday Brunch. After Feb 25th, the Weekend Pass is $95 and will be available online and at the door

March 2 - March 4, 2018 Toronto Irish Film Festival

TIFF Bell Lightbox

350 King Street West

Toronto ON

Opening Night Film: A Date For Made Mary

Best Film award at the 2017 Irish Film and Television Awards

see for full list of films and times

Tickets on sale beginning February 14, 2018

Sunday, March 4, 2018 Raising the Irish Flag by Diane Flanagan

Toronto City Hall

Nathan Philips Square, Toronto ON

11:00 am 

Diane Flanagan from Limerick, founder of Toronto chapter of the Darkness into Light campaign. DIL raises funds for Pieta House - a suicide prevention and awareness charity in Ireland. 

Sunday, March 4, 2018 Irish Person of the Year Luncheon

Hilton Hotel 145 Richmond St. W., 

Toronto ON

12 noon

Tickets $65.00.

Honouring Paddy Canavan  

For tickets contact 

Friday, March 9, 2018 The Ireland Fund of Canada 

Annual St Patrick’s Luncheon

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto ON

Special guest: General John de Chastelain 

More details here:

Sunday, March 11, 2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Toronto ON 

12 noon

The Toronto St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins on the corner of Bloor Street and St. George Street (near St. George subway station) and heads east on Bloor Street, turns south on Yonge Street and finally turns west on Queen Street, finishing at the parade reviewing stand at Nathan Phillips Square.

See for parade route map

Saturday, March 17, 2018 Mass for St. Patricks Day

St. Michael's Cathedral

65 Bond Street

Toronto ON 

10:30 am 

Bishop Boissonneau will be the celebrant.


Saturday, March 17, 2018 Wolfe Tones

The Estonian Hall

958 Broadview Avenue (just north of Broadview Station)

Toronto ON

Doors: 7 pm; Band: 8 pm

Tickets: $45

Tickets available online at Scroll to the bottom of the page, click DONATE and complete the information requested, including your credit card

Saturday, March 17, 2018 St Patrick’s Ceili 

Royal Canadian Legion

3591 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON

8:00 pm - 11:30 pm.  

Music by Pat Simmonds and the Cabbagetown Ceili Band.

More details here:

April 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Celtic Women


Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Front Street, Toronto ON

8 pm

Tickets: $42 - $79 

Summer 2018 

Irish Summer Camps for Children 4 - 14 years old

July 16 - 20, 2018 Mississauga Irish Club, 4120 Ridgeway Dr.

July 23 - 27, 2018 St. Edward the Confessor Church, 75 Churchill 

(Yonge & Finch), Toronto

July 30 - August 3, 2018 Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas Street West, Toronto

August 13 - August 17, 2018 Todmorden Legion, Branch #10, 1083 Pape Ave., Toronto

August 20 - August 24, 2018 Museum of Steam and Technology, 700 Woodward Ave., Hamilton

August 27 - August 31, 2018 Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas Street West, Toronto

Children are introduced to Irish culture, language, music, (whistle, fiddle), singing, dancing, sports, crafts etc. For i nformation contact Maureen Mulvey-O Leary

For more information email Maureen O'Leary or call 416-446-6993