Canadian Celtic Arts Association

Calendar of Events



Last updated March 12, 2019
 
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 telephone number or visited webpage listed to confirm any event listed. To have your Celtic-themed event listed, please email info@canadiancelticarts.ca and provide the following information: 
 

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Irish Summer School for children 6 - 12

- If you are interested in any of the dates / locations below, please contact Maureen Mulvey O'Leary moleary2001@rogers.com 

Locations

July 8 - 12, 2019 - St. Edward the Confessor, 75 Churchill Ave, North York                                                           

July 29 -August 2, 2019 - Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas St W, Etobicoke (1 week at this location, please register early)   

August 12 - 16, 2019 - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10, 1083 Pape Avenue, Toronto                                                                    

August 19 - 23, 2019 -  Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, 900 Woodward Avenue, Hamilton                                                         
 
Check back for possible locations in Durham and Kitchener. 
 
Ceili and Set Dancing
Contact Maureen Mulvey-O'Leary for more information moleary2001@rogers.com 
 
Ceili and set dancing for adults every Monday at the Ireland Supporters Club, 4120 Ridgeway Dr Unit 39Mississauga from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
 
Ceili and set dancing every Wednesday at the Emerald Isle Seniors Club, 2452 Danforth Ave. (just west of Main Station) children 5:30 - 7:30  adults 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
 
Sessions
Tuesdays - Whelans Gate (Bloor and Runneymede), Toronto
Wednesdays, - Wayla, 996 Queen Street (east of Carlaw Ave.), Toronto 8 pm
Thursdays - Dora Keogh Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., Toronto 9 pm - 12 am
Saturdays & Sunday afternoons, Dora Keogh Pub, 141 Danforth Ave., Toronto 
Fridays - Royal Canadian Legion, Baldwin Street, Brooklin ON 7:30 pm-10:00 pm
 

March 2019

 
March 11 - 15, 2019
 
GAA March Break Camp, Ultra Sports Centre, 150 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough ON, 9 am - 4 pm daily
Ages 6 - 12. Volunteer opportunities for anyone 14+. 
$150 per child / Daily drop in rate $75 per child Space is limited so register ASAP via email to chieftains@live.ca
 
 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - no dancing at Emerald Isle Seniors Club (March Break)
 
Thursday, March 14, 2019    
 
House Concert with Saskia and Steafan https://www.facebook.com/SteafanandSaskia/
Usual format, $20 donation in advance. don't be disappointed, email  joanmweed@gmail.com.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2019
 
The Wolfe Tones, Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave, East York. Doors: 7 pm Concert: 8 pm 
It's a St. Patrick's Day Eve Concert! Tickets are $45 each (with $4 surcharge if you pay via website).
 
You can pick up tickets as follows:
1. Mail a cheque payable to Friends of Sinn Fein (Canada) Inc. at 131 Bloor Street West, Suite 200, Unit No. 234, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1R8.
 
2. Pay via credit card at our website http://www.fosfc.com by clicking DONATE at the bottom of the page. Fill in the information and you will get a receipt. You must pay an extra $4 per ticket as a surcharge for paying via the site.
 
3. E-transfer the payment to friends@fosfc.com with no surcharge.
 
4. Call 416.402.3729 to arrange for payment and pickup in person.
 
 
Saturday, March 16, 2019
 
St. Patrick's Day Mass, St. Michael's Cathederal, 65 Bond St., Toronto ON, 10 am.   
 
 
St. Patrick's Day Family Ceili, Dundas Museum and Archives, 139 Park St W., Dundas, ON, 1 pm
Music by the Mountain Road Ceili Band with dances called by Maureen Mulvey. Join us for an afternoon of song, dance and tunes.
 
 
The Guelph Celtic Orchestra's Annual St. Patrick's Extravaganza, Royal Canadian Legio, 57 Watson Pkwy S, Guelph ON7 pm.
Performance by the GCO, directed by Fiona McCairley with champion stepdancers. This will be followed by a ceilidh dance for all ages with caller Maureen Mulvey O'Leary. Special guests include The Guelph Pipe Band and singer Grace Laceby. Tickets available online at www.guelphceltic.ca and Janus books, 10 Paisley Street, Guelph (cash only). 
Adults $20 advance/$25 door  Ages 16 and under $12. Kids six and under free
 
 
Sunday, March 17, 2019
 
Celtic Circle - Mysteries of Ireland. Campbell House Museum, 60 Queen St West (at University Ave by Osgoode subway station). Toronto ON 7 pm - 9 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm.
Featuring storyteller Bruce Carmody and fiddler Stephen Fuller. A bewitching evening of fireside storytelling and music from the world of Celtic folklore. Come gather around to hear eerie tales of old Ireland, enjoy traditional fiddle tunes and the atmosphere of a unique historic site.
 
$27 adults,; $22 youth, students and seniors; pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Light snacks, tea and hot cider will be served during the break.
 
Please note: we advise that some of the stories may not be suitable for children under 12 years of age.
 
Details at http://danceweavers.ca/CelticCircle.html or call 416.578.1031
 
 
Tuesday March 19, 2019
 
Set Dancing Class, Corktown Irish Pub, 175 Young St., Hamilton ON
For more information contact Ann Gorman-McKinney 905.549.9867 or email  hamiltonirisharts@gmail.com. Sessions continue every Tuesday
 
 
March 19 - 24, 2019
 
New Works Festival by Whiskey Ginger Collective, RED Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East, Toronto ON
 
3 shows in 3 shots in one night. Bottoms Up.
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/494757894264881/ 
 
PWYC Tuesday + Sunday
Online only: https://wgcnewworksfestival.bpt.me
$15 Arts Worker / $20 General Seats
 
In development performances of three new plays by the Whiskey Ginger Collective members:
 
Scarred Leather by Adrianna Prosser
Costumed staged reading of a supernatural Western.
"You can’t beat Death,
And you sure as hell can’t cheat Death,
But one day you might see plain what Death truly is..."
     -- Old Cowboy Proverb
 
Starring Caroline Concordia, Adrianna Prosser, Phil Rickaby and Jason Martorino
 
Waltzing With Puppets by Chloe Whitehorn
When searching for the man of your dreams, why would you marry the man in your nightmares?
Directed by Victoria Shepherd
Starring Brianna Riche and Matt Jensen
Aurelia Adams (Stage Manager), Liam Stewart (Lighting Designer),  John Stuart Cambpell (Composer/Sound Designer), Alexis Chubb (Set Designer), Brent Shepherd (Master Carpenter)
 
Sweet Mama and the Salty Muffins by Ciaran Myers
A workshop production.
A child goes missing. Another grows up her in shadow. A husband has failed. The 27 club looms large. And the music is hotter than hell.
Directed by Kendra Jones 
Performed by Liz Whitebread, Michelle Jedrzejewski, Renée Strasfeld, Ara Glenn-Johanson. 
 
https://www.whiskeygingercollective.org/ 
 
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
 
Emerald Isle Seniors Centre, 2452 Danforth Ave., Toronto ON
Set dancing. Children 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm /  adults 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
 
 
 
Saturday, March 23, 2018    
 
Ceili, Centre Street, Royal Canadian Legion,Port Rowan ON  2 pm - 5 pm.
Music by Great Lakes Ceili Band. $8 at the door, children 12 and under free. For information contact Sara Van Hamme saravanhamme@gmail.com
 
 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
 
Celtic Studies Speakers Series, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto, Father Madden Hall, Carr Hall, 100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto ON, 6 pm
 
Heritages of Hunger: Ireland's  Great Famine, Then and Now
 
A lecture by Dr. Marguerite Corporaal, Associate Professor in English Literature, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
 
The lecture will cover three significant themes in relation to the famine legacies: spectacles of starvation, class conflict, and emigration, including the significance of the Great Famine in Canada's Irish diaspora.
 
Free admission - all welcome, This lecture is made possible by a grant from The Irish Cultural Society of Toronto.
 
 
Sunday March 31, 2019 
 
Irish Concert and Afternoon Tea, Holy Rosary Church, 354 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto ON,  2:30 pm
An afternoon filled with good food and terrific entertainment from hosts Eithne Heffernan and Hugo Straney.  
Admission: $20. All proceeds go to The St. Vincent de Paul Society in their outreach to the less fortunate of our community. Can't make it? If you would like to make a donation, it would be much appreciated! 
 
June 2019
 
June 23 - 28, 2019
 
Ontario School of Piping and Drumming Conversational Gaelic Immersion, Lakefield College, Lakefield ON, June 23 - June 28, 2019
Lakefield is located 90 km. NE of Toronto. Instruction will be offered at the Intermediate (Kerrie Kennedy, Toronto) and Advanced (Angus MacLeod, Cape Breton) levels. Day student fees ($550 CDN) include lunch, dinner and evening programming. Boarding student fees also include breakfast and accomodation ($1000 CDN). Registration closes June 1. For more information or to register, see http://ospd.ca/conversational-gaelic-immersion-program/
 
 
August 2019 

August 13 - 18, 2019

Feis Seattle, Evergreen State College, Northwest Olympia, WA, August 13 -18, 2019.
Feis Seattle moves to a new date and location for 2019. Confirmed particpants to date include Kathleen MacInnes, Rona Lightfoot, Ewen Henderson and Catriona Parsons. Registration now open. https://www.slighe.org