Canadian Celtic Arts Association

Events 2017

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Last updated November 15, 2017

November 2017

November 14 – 26, 2017 Fly on the Wall Theatre 
Dublin Carol
Toronto’s Artscape Youngplace
80 Shaw Street, Toronto ON

For more information, please visit our website:

An exploration of the works of acclaimed Irish playwright, 
Conor McPherson, with the Canadian professional premiere of Dublin Carol.

Dublin undertaker, John Plunkett, is a man haunted by his past – a past he would sooner forget. It’s the morning of Christmas Eve and he’s back in his office with his new assistant, after overseeing an early morning funeral.  Then an unexpected visit from his estranged daughter throws his daily routine into turmoil

Thursday, November 16, 2017 The Toronto Fiddle Collective - Kerry Fitzgerald
West Toronto Baptist Church
3049 Dundas St. W, Toronto ON

7 pm
Tickets: $35 cash at the door
Kerry will be running two workshops starting at 7pm, 
followed by a jam. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017 The Irish Choral society and the Noonan Band present 

"Feeling Groovy"

Tranzac Club

 292 Brunswick Ave., Toronto ON

8 pm

Tickets: $20 / kids 12 and under free / Cash bar.

A concert of choir and solo hits featuring the music of the  1970s.  

For tickets or more information call 416.759.2124 or see

Saturday, November 18, 2017 Laois/Offaly Pub Night
Galway Arms. 
Queensway (Etobicoke)

For more information: Joseph McLoughlin 416.677.6462

Saturday, November 18, 2017 ICAN 5th Anniversary Celebration
PJ O’Briens Pub
Pat Quinn Lounge
39 Colborne Street, Toronto ON

  Tickets: $25.00

Join for a reunion celebrating the thousands of new arrivals who have passed through our doors. If you have been in contact we would love to hear from you and how you have settled in. 
Live band, food, door prize ($250 gift card), Raffle for 2 return flights Toronto/Dublin, tickets to the Ireland Fund of Canada St. Patrick’s Day Lunch, tickets to the Toronto Maple Leafs with dinner for two

Sunday, November 19, 2017 Louis Schryer/Hart House Singers
Great Hall, Hart House
King's College Circle (U of T campus), Toronto ON

4 pm (for approx. 1 hour)
Admission: Free (donations to local food bank gratefully accepted)

Fiddler extraordinaire, Louis Schryer will join Hart House Singers for a concert entitled “This Land.”
For more information:

Sunday, November 19, 2017 All Instruments Workshop & Talk with Gerry O'Connor
Muckish Pub, 
74 Hymus Rd., Scarborough ON

Workshop: 3:30 pm
Concert: 7:30 pm (session to follow)  

For more information contact  Ena O’Brien 416.823.0967 or
Brian Taheny 416.562.0700
Monday, November 20, 2017 “The Trial of the Orange Order before the Court of History” 
By Anthony Russell 
A rehearsed reading of a new play where the jury audience deliberates on the charge of treason
Father Madden Hall, Carr Hall
St Michael’s College
100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto ON

7 pm
Tickets: $20 at door (cash only please)

Celtic Studies Program University of St Michael’s College
  Invites you to attend this rehearsed play reading performed by two visiting groups from Ireland, the Newport Players and the D'Arcy McGee Summer School.

November 24 & 25, 2017 Spirit of the Narrows
Small World Music Centre, 
180 Shaw Street, Studio 101, Toronto ON  

Tickets: $25
Created and written by Anne Lederman, and performed by Anne and Capucine Onn, Spirit of the Narrows is the story of one woman’s journey into the world of Aboriginal fiddling. 

Saturday, November 25, 2017 Ceili
Victoria Park Pavilion
80 Schneider Ave.
Kitchener ON

8:30 pm - 12 am
Hosted by Cairde, Friends of Irish Culture
Traditional Irish Music by the Grand River Ceili Band
Dance instruction called by Maureen Mulvey-O’Leary

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. The book store tickets will only be available for purchase until 4 pm on the ay of the Ceili. Tickets at the door: $15. Tickets may be purchased by cash or cheque only. Children under age 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 t ickets at $13 per person for Ceili goers OUTSIDE the K/W area are available by emailing: or by visiting our website,

Sunday, November 26, 2017 Jenny Whiteley
Chaucers's Pub
122 Carling St., London ON

7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 Advance / $25 Door

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Set Dancing Class 
Corktown Irish Pub
175 Young St., Hamilton ON

For more information contact Ann Gorman-McKinney 
905.549.9867 or email

Tuesday, November  28, 2017 St Andrew's Society of Toronto Annual Lecture
Gillebrìde MacMillan
The Coop, Brennan Hall (north end), St Michael's College
81 St. Mary Street, Toronto ON

7 pm
Admission is free, All are welcome

Organized jointly by Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph and Celtic Studies at St Michael’s College in the University of Toronto

Our lecturer is renowned Gaelic scholar and musician Gillebrìde MacMillan from the University of Glasgow, sspeaking on the subject of Gaelic song collecting in a talk entitled:  'Gaelic song collecting and collectors in the Outer Hebrides: A historical perspective and present day opportunities. 

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December 2017

December 1, 2, 9 & 10, 2017 The Great Canadian Fiddle Holiday Show On Tour

Featuring: Celina Marie DiCecca, Shane Cook, Kerry Fitzgerald, James Law and Graeme McGillivray

Performing a mix of Canadian fiddle favourites and holiday classics, this family friendly concert will get your toes tapping during the holiday season.

December 1 - Hagersville 
December 2 - Waterdown 
December 9 - Barrie 
December 10 - Owen Sound

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 Comhaltas Hamilton Irish Arts

Christmas in Killarney

Legion Hall, 828 Legion Road, Burlington ON

Tickets: $30 per person for dinner and ceili 

  $10 for ceili only

Dinner and Ceili Mor 

Music by Kevin Finnegan and friends

Dances called by Maureen Mulvey-O’Leary  


For tickets or more information contact 

Saturday, December 2, 2017 Donegal Association Pub Night
Galway Arms Irish Pub 
838 The Queesnway, Toronto ON

8 pm – Close 
$10 Admission

Light food provided by The Galway Arms .
Music and great raffle prizes.

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."

Sunday, December 3, 2017 Irish Cultural Society Annual General Meeting
Emerald Isle Seniors Centre
2452 Danforth Ave., Toronto ON

2 pm 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Kevin and Samantha Kennedy
Dora Keogh's
141 Danforth Avenue, Toronto ON

       8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Call 416.778.1804 for more information

December 8 & 9, 2017 18th Annual Celtic Christmas Concert 
in support of  the In From the Cold Program   
YES Shelter for Youth and Families
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
140 Charlotte St.,  Peterborough ON

8 pm
Tickets: $20 / $15 students & children

A much-loved concert featuring Christmas carols and seasonal songs with a Celtic flair, sung in  3 and 4 part harmony, accompanied by  Celtic harp, guitar, concertina, fiddle, Irish bouzouki, concertina and tin whistle. 

For more information:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Set Dancing Class
Corktown Irish Pub
175 Young St., Hamilton ON

For more information contact Ann Gorman-McKinney  905.549.9867 or email