Friday, 31 May 2013

Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada - A festival for the whole family, English and Irish! 28-20 June 2013

Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada is a weekend filled with traditional Irish music, singing, dance, story telling, and friendship. It is a celebration of the Irish language (Gaelic) and the traditional culture of that language.

The Oireachtas takes place Friday, 28 June, to Sunday, 30 June, at Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir. The Gaeltacht is located near the settlements of Tamworth and Erinsville in the rolling hills along the Salmon River, just north of Lake Ontario. The Days Inn in Kingston is the venue for accommodation, business meetings, club na féile, banquet, and awards presentations. Kingston is a 30 minute drive from the Gaeltacht.

Visit the event website for more information!


The Ottawa Fiddle Ensemble Spring/Summer Concert - 2 June

The Ottawa Fiddle Ensemble
Spring / Summer Concert

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 – 7:30 pm

The Ottawa Fiddle Ensemble will perform a selection of favourite sing- a-long songs and their signature, toe-tapping, repertoire of Ottawa Valley, Celtic, and East Coast tunes. Come and sing along with the OFE in concert at:

St. Mary the Virgin Church
2750 Navan Road (just off Innes Rd.)

No tickets necessary. Donations to church projects welcome.

The Ottawa Fiddle Ensemble is a dynamic group of 20 musicians who perform Canadian, Scottish, and Irish tunes. Started in 1993, the OFE performs throughout the Ottawa region for community and civic events.

(submitted by: Graham Crate)

Monday, 20 May 2013

Atlantic Voices spring concert "Rocky Isle In the Ocean: Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador" - 26 May 2013

Atlantic Voices return to the choir’s roots for their spring concert, Rocky Isle In the Ocean: Songs of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Take a musical tour around the coastline of the province and celebrate the history and culture of “The Rock”. Music Director Scott Richardson and Accompanist Theresa Clarke lead the choir in compositions by leading composers, such as Stephen Hatfield, as well as fresh works from some exciting new composers on the Canadian choral scene, such as Newfoundland‘s Kathleen Allan and Labrador's Hannie Fitzgerald.

Please join us Sunday, May 26 at Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street. The concert starts at 3:00, but come at 2:15 to enjoy pre-show entertainment by the choir’s own resident Newfoundland house band, the Fumblin’ Fingers, and stay after the concert for a reception and our silent auction.

Tickets: $15 in advance/$18 at the door, free for children 12 and under.

Please visit or contact Hannie at (613)722-9240 for more information or to order tickets.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

No session this Sunday at Paddy's Pub

Due to the long weekend, there will be no session held at Paddy's Pub on Bank St. south. You could probably still bring an instrument, but don't expect anything to be organised!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Daniel O'Connell's Pub Session Regulars at Westfest 2013 again!

Once again The Daniel O'Connell's Pub Session Regulars have been invited to play in front of All Saints/First United during Westfest.

It will be Saturday June 8 from 3:30 until 4:30 in the courtyard in front of the church on Richmond road (just west of Churchill).
via McV

North America's Premier Irish Gaelic Festival: Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada - 28-30 June 2013

Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada is the only festival outside of Ireland featuring the performing arts of the Gaeltacht, and conducted through the medium of the Irish Language.

Dates: Friday 28 – Sunday 30 June 2013
Location: The North American Gaeltacht, Tamworth/Erinsville Ontario

Featuring Performances and Competitions in:
Instrumental Music

Special Guests/Gaeltacht Personalities:
Máirín Uí Chéide
Máirín Nic Dhonnchadha
Loretta Ní Churraighín
Mícheál Newell
Meaití Jó Shéamuis
Lábhras Sonaí Choilm Learaí
Ray Mac Manais
John P. Kelly

The Irish Language brings families together. Our Language. Our Future.




Is é Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada an t-aon fhéile amháin taobh amuigh d'Éirinn a thaispeánann taibh-ealaíona na Gaeltachta, trí meán na Gaeilge.

Dátaí: Dé hAoine 28 – Dé Domhnaigh 30 Meitheamh 2013
Láthair: Gaeltacht Thuaisceart an Oileáin Úir, Tamworth/Erinsville Ontairió


Le Taibhithe i:
Ceol Uirlise

Aíonna Speisialta / Pearsantachtaí Gaeltachta:
Máirín Uí Chéide
Máirín Nic Dhonnchadha
Loretta Ní Churraighín
Mícheál Newell
Meaití Jó Shéamuis
Lábhras Sonaí Choilm Learaí
Ray Mac Manais
John P. Kelly

Teannann an Ghaeilge teaghlaigh le chéile. Ár dTeanga. Ár dTodhchaí.

Fundraiser and Concert - 25 May 2013, Maxville, ON

A reminder of an Awesome Fiddle show coming up on May 25th! See below for details. (Sorry if you have already received this notice, but feel free to pass it on)

Details for Fundraiser and Concert on Saturday May 25, 2013:
Fundraiser in memory of Malcolm Dewar "Music for Malcolm"
Saturday May 25, 2013
Metcalfe Centre,
Maxville, ON
This will be an afternoon full of live entertainment from amazing performers from the Ottawa Valley to Glengarry Fiddle, Song and Step Dancing.

All proceeds will go to Alzheimer's Foundation "You and Me for Memories"
A lunch will be served and the bar will be open.


Evening Concert
Troy MacGillivray graciously cancelled all of his events last year to attend my Father's service. So our family wanted to thank him by organizing a concert.

Troy MacGillivray accompanied by Betty Lou and Andrea Beaton, Terri Lynn Mahusky and Step Dancers Becky Reid and Dawn Dewar.

Saturday May 25, 2013
Metcalfe Centre
Maxville ON
Advance Tickets: $20
$25 at the door
Please contact: Dawn Dewar
(613) 859-7869
dawn dot kathleen at yahoo dot com