Canadian Celtic Arts Association

Events 2018

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Last updated April 9, 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


April 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 The Gendering of Diaspora: First Generation Irish Women, Teachers and Social Mobility in North America 

Natalie Zemon Davis Conference Room (2098)   

University of Toronto, Sidney Smith Hall

100 St George Street, Toronto ON

5 pm


  By Judith Harford, University College Dublin;  2017-18 Ireland Canada University Foundation Flaherty Visiting Professor

Judith Hartford is a Professor of Education, Director of the Professional Master of Education (PME) and an elected member of the Academic Council, University College Dublin. She has published internationally in the areas of history of women’s education, gender and educational leadership and teacher education policy.  

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Kevin and Samantha Kennedy

Dora Keoghs

141 Danforth Ave., Toronto ON

8:30 pm


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Celtic Women


Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

Front Street, Toronto ON

8 pm

Tickets: $42 - $79 

Thursday, April 12, 2018 Ann Gorman / Kevin and Samantha Kennedy

Shaun & Ed Brewing Company

Dundas, ON

4 - 7 pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Scottish Studies, University of Guelph

Spring Colloquium 

Knox College, University of Toronto, Toronto ON

Registration: 12 noon

$25 for Scottish Studies Foundation members and for early-bird registrants on or before March 31, 2018 after which the price increases to $30. A student rate of $10 is available.

Featuring the annual Jill McKenzie Lecture:

From Buchan to Prebble: popular literature in the twentieth century and the making of Scotland's historical narrative

Presented by Dr. Catriona Macdonald, University of Glasgow 

Special guests:

Dr. Donald Nerbas

Chair in Canadian-Scottish Studies McGill University


Dr. Sarah Sharp

University of Otago, New Zealand 

For more information and / or to register see

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Spring Market Craft Sale

Mississauga Irish Club

4120 Ridgeway Drive, Unit #39

Mississauga ON

9:30 am - 2:00 pm  

Featuring over 25 vendors offering a variety of quality products and unique crafts. There will be a door prize and raffle.  905.607.8912

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ceili dance hosted by the London Irish Folk Club

The German Canadian Hall

1 Cove Road, London ON

8:00 pm – 12:00 am

Tickets: $15.00 / $12 with a $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

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Set Dancing Class

Corktown Irish Pub

175 Young St., Hamilton ON

For more information contact Ann Gorman-McKinney 

905.549.9867 or email

Thursday, April 19, 2018 Ann Gorman / Kevin and Samantha Kennedy

Shaun & Ed Brewing Company

Dundas, ON

4 - 7 pm

May 2018

Saturday, May 5, 2018 Cànan agus Òran

Scottish Gaelic Song and Language Day

121 St. Joseph St., Toronto ON

(just south of Museum subway station)

9 am - 4 pm 

$40 / $20 non-U of T students / free to U of T students 

and native speakers

(register before April 21 for Early Bird discount or $27 / $15)

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Instructors include Màiri Britton and Nathaniel Harrington

For more information and to register

Sponsored by The Gaelic Society of Toronto and the University of Toronto Celtic Studies Program

Saturday, May 12, 2018 Spring Ceili

Pegasus Studios

361 Glebeholme Blvd., Toronto ON

7 pm -  9 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)  

Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students at the door

To benefit Aurora House 

(a home for victims of human trafficking)     

Dances called by Maureen Mulvey-O’Leary. All are welcome!

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