Canadian Celtic Arts Association

Events 2018

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 May 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

May 2018

Until May 11, 2018 “The Shift” by Janis 

Kirkland Lynch  Studio Gallery

654 Spring Garden Road. Burlington ON

Gallery hours: Wednesday -  Sunday,  11 am - 5 pm

Shifting in shapes of past to present of Celtic to Native, of animal to human, of myth to story. Never truly settling on the mantle            

Home of Siobhan Lynch creations

289-260-8246. or  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Kevin and Samantha Kennedy

Dora Keoghs

141 Danforth Ave., Toronto

8:30 pm

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!

Saturday, May 12, 2018 St. Pat's  Canadians 50th Anniversary Dinner

Le Treport Banquet Hall

1075 Queensway E. Mississauga  ON

Cocktails at 6 pm; 4 course Dinner at 7 pm

$125.00 includes 4 course dinner, entertainment and premium open bar.

For more information contact: Lorraine 416.997.9227

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Set Dancing Class

Corktown Irish Pub

175 Young St., Hamilton ON

For more information contact Ann Gorman-McKinney 905.549.9867 or email

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Great Irish Famine Roadshow 

Madden Hall, Carr Hall

St. Michael's College, University of Toronto

100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto ON

5 pm - 9 pm 

All welcome, no entry fee

If you would like to share a family memory or story, please contact Dr Jason King (


A selection of these family memories and stories will be made freely available on the Great Famine Voices online archive. 

The Great Famine Voices Roadshow in the USA and Canada will be hosted by the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park, Ireland, and the Irish Heritage Trust, an independent charity. The Roadshow will be held in partnership with Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, the American Irish Historical Society, and the University of Toronto. It is funded by the Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme.

Host: Irish Heritage Trust and Irish National Famine Museum.

May 22 - 23, 2018 Two-day symposium

The Famine Irish & Forced Migration

Archives of Ontario

York University, Keele Campus, Toronto ON

9 am - 4 pm

Admission is free but registration in advance would be appreciated as seating is limited. Visit this link for the schedule of events and other details:

All those who are interested in Irish-Canadian history, and the impact of the Great Famine in Canada in particular, are invited to attend a two-day symposium featuring speakers from both sides of the Atlantic, and from both sides of the border.


Note there is now a TTC subway stop called York University which is close to the Archives of Ontario building.

Parking information at York University Keele campus can be found at this link:


Contact for registration and further information: Professor William Jenkins, York University

May 25 - 27, 2018 Toronto Open Door Ceilis  

Annual Set Dance Weekend

1083 Pape Ave., Toronto ON

Weekend package: $110

see website for individual events and prices

Music and workshops with Kevin and Carol Monaghan from Ireland/England, and dancers from near and far.

Sunday night session at local pub to wrap things up.

Any questions? Email or phone 

416.573.1205 or 905.330.7972

Saturday, May 26, 2018 Cajun & Québecois Fiddle & Song Workshops 

David Greely (Louisianna): Cajun fiddle

Claude Méthé (Québec): Quebecois fiddle

Dana: Quebecois songs and accompaniment

Space will be limited to 15 participants for each workshop and the cost will be $20. Location and exact time coming soon. Email or phone 416.537.8038 to reserve

Sunday, May 27, 2018 Annual Walk to the Stone

St. Gabriel's Church

2157 Centre Street, Montréal, QC

Mass: 10:30 AM   Walk begins at 12:00 (Noon)

Food, Drink and Live Traditional Irish Music at the Church Hall  

Please join us - all are welcome

For more than a century the Ancient Order of Hibernians have hosted the Irish Community of Montréal on the last Sunday in May as they dedicate the Annual Walk to the Stone to those 6,000+ Irish souls buried at the Black Rock. 

Sunday, May 27, 2018 Afternoon tea and concert in aid of St. Vincent DePaul

Holy Rosary Church

St. Clair Ave., Toronto ON 

2:45 pm

Tickets: $20 / seniors $15 

Entertainment by Eithne Heffernan and Hugo Straney. There will be a raffle and bake sale call Cathy O'Connell 416.483.6914 or Jackie Jensen 416.489.3668

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Set Dancing Class

Corktown Irish Pub

175 Young St., Hamilton ON

For more information contact Ann Gorman-McKinney 905.549.9867 or email

June 2018

Saturday, June 2, 2018 Rose of Tralee Selection Ball

King’s Garden Banquet Centre (Islington & The Queensway) Toronto ON

Reception: 6:00 pm (dress is semi-formal)

  Tickets: $90.00 each (all Inclusive) 

Until Friday May 18 tables of 10 are $850

After May 18  tables of 10 are $900 


The Toronto Rose is a great opportunity for young women in Toronto and the surrounding areas to get involved in their community, make long-lasting friendships and

have the opportunity to represent Toronto at The Rose of Tralee International Festival in August in County Kerry, Ireland. 

For more information about the event contact 

Sinead Canavan (Chair) 416.358.4831   or Paddy Canavan,

(President Irish Cultural Society) 416-994-7248 

Saturday, June 9, 2018 Open Mic with Hugo Straney

Galway Arms

838 The Queensway, Etobicoke, ON

8 pm

Admission: $10

Cork Association would like you to come join in the fun, food, music, dance and open mic, withHugo Straney as the Master of Ceremonies.

Funds go to help defray expenses of Cork's annual participation in Toronto's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Contributions of gifts towards raffle prizes are gratefully accepted.

For more info: John Cawley  

June 21 - 24, 2018 Grosse Isle and Québec City Tour

The Sudbury Irish Arts Association are planning a tour to Grosse Isle, the landing site of over 500,000 Irish immigrants.   Visit the historic site and buildings, The Plains of Abraham and Old Quebec City. The bus will come by Toronto for those  interested in joining them. For more information please contact Bridgit Ripley at 705.855.3564 or email 

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