Monday, 30 November 2015
Late entering this piece but tomorrow night (1 Dec at 6:35) the Ottawa European Union Film Festival's entry for ireland screens at the Bytowne Cinema. The film's title is "Brooklyn". Information about the film can be found at the Bytowne website.
If you miss tomorrow's opportunity, the film begins a run outside of the EUFF on December 11.
More information on this 30th Aniversary of the EUFF can be found at the EUFF webpage.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
The monthly ceili (Irish social dance), organised by the local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (translated as "the gathering of the musicians of Ireland"), will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church Hall, 194 Fourth Ave. at Percy St. (in the Glebe). Ceili's are normally held on the 3rd Saturday of each month. (Note: however, the December ceili is Dec 12)
Live music is provided by the Ottawa Ceili Band, Gold medal winners in the last two years at the Oireachtas in Tamworth, Ontario. A whole night of ceili and set dancing, entertainment, with free home-baked snacks (Irish soda bread!) with tea, at 9 PM.
Also, donations of warm items of clothing (such as new hats, scarves, mittens, socks...) for those less fortunate in our community as the weather gets colder will be accepted at the November and December céilís. Cash donations to the charity are also gladly welcome.
No experience necessary for dancing (people will help you). A lot of fun and at a great price! $15 non members, $10 members, $5 registered students, 12 and under free. This is a very family-friendly event.
A cash bar with alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages is available.
We hope to see you all there!!
Further information on CCE: http://www.ottawacomhaltas.com/
The show will feature powerful unaccompanied harmony singing with lots of opportunities to join in on choruses. Ian and the mutineers also pack a small arsenal of instruments ranging from concertinas, and button accordions to banjos, fiddles and mandolins, so there are bound to be a few jigs and hornpipes along the way! Their repertoire includes little known songs of Great Lakes sailors along with the very best of the salt-water chanteys all delivered with excitement and passion.
A special feature of the concert will be projections of Ian's large collection of vintage photographs of Great Lakes schooners, sailors and ports that are arranged to accompany the songs and instrumental selections.
Heave to and drop your anchor - It'll be a good evening!
Date: Friday Dec 4, 2015
Time: 8:00pm (doors open at 7:30pm)
Location: Rosemount Hall, 41 Rosemount Ave (Google maps link)
Tickets: $20, available from www.ottawacontra.ca or at the door.