Thursday, 27 June 2013

ANÚNA, Ireland’s National Choir - 8 July 2013

In 1987 Dublin composer Michael McGlynn founded ANÚNA, Ireland’s National Choir. Much of the group’s repertoire explores the relationship between traditional choral ideas in combination with the musical heritage of McGlynn’s native land. They have, over the last quarter century, created a unique choral voice for Ireland, receiving wide accolades for the originality of their performances,
recordings and the natural quality of their vocal production. An Ottawa first!
Date: Monday, July 8, 8:00 p.m. / Anúna
Location: St. Joseph’s Parish, 151 avenue Laurier E.
Adults: $20
Student: $10

All passes and tickets can be purchased online at .
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Katharine Robinson School of Highland Dance and Celtic Cross Dance Troupe Pub Night - 27 July 2013

The Katharine Robinson School of Highland Dance and Celtic Cross Dance Troupe are going to SCOTLAND! We have been invited by the Sons of Scotland Pipe band to perform at Balmoral Castle for the Queen!

We are hoping you will come out to our Pub Night and support us on this journey across the pond!

This event is being held at the Montgomery Legion at 330 Kent Street, Saturday, 27 July, 7:30PM

Tickets are $15/person, which includes:

Entertainment by Celtic Cross Dance Troupe, Occasional Pudding, and Beth Bisaillon!
A veritable feast of food provided by the dancers!
A chance to win some awesome door prizes!

There will also be:
A silent auction
50/50 draw
A cash bar
Guaranteed fun all night long!

To purchase a ticket please email Erin McConnell at emcconn2 at gmail dot com.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Irish Session Workshop - Ottawa Folklore Centre - 13 July 2013

Join fiddler Alexis MacIsaac and bodhran player Ken Harper for an afternoon of live music, technique and conversation about playing traditional Irish music in a session setting. All players and ability levels are welcome and make sure to bring along your instrument. Ken and Alexis have over 3 decades of combined experience with traditional Irish and Scottish music. Saturday, July 13, 10am-12pm, $20 OFC Members, $25 non-members. Click here for OFC web link.

(thanks to Maureen Kennedy for the info!)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Dermot Byrne and Floriane Blancke in concert ! - 24 June 2013, Baltimore, Ontario

Monday June 24th 8.15pm at 5278 County Rd 45 Baltimore Ontario K0K 1C0 (near Cobourg) - $20

Please book in advance as space is limited. To confirm a place email info at steafan dot com and you will be given directions.

Dermot has been selected as TG4 Gradam Ceoil Traditional Musician of the Year!

To quote Siobhan Long in the Irish Times “Traditional Musician of the Year, Dermot Byrne is a musician who has long skirted the limelight: revered for his virtuosity on the accordion and melodeon (and the reason, it has been said, for Steve Cooney’s immigration here from Australia in the 1970s), he has enjoyed two decades at the beating heart of Altan. In-between he has found time to collaborate with Parisian harpist Floriane Blancke with Brendan O’Regan, Brid Harper and Steve Cooney, Dezi Donnelly and Jim Murray.

This year’s awards was presented at the Gradam Ceoil Concert in the UL Concert Hall, Limerick on Saturday 30th March.
Irish Times article
Gradam Ceoil Awards

Dermot and Flo’s new album is now available on iTunes, and is also available on disc.

The album was recorded in Brendan O’Regan’s studio in Ballinderreen, and produced by Dermot, Flo & Brendan. As well as accordion, Dermot plays melodeon on one track, and as well as playing harp throughout, Floalso plays piano, and her voice features on a haunting French song. The album is quite varied, with a mixture of mostly Irish and French pieces. It includes some lovely contributions on guitar from Tim Edey, cellist Eimear O’Grady, percussion maestro Tommy Hayes, Mary Shannon on mandolin, swing guitarist Frank Kilkelly, and of course Brendan O’Regan himself on mandolin, guitar, keyboards and bass.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Almonte Celtfest Fundraiser Dance - Almonte Civitan Hall - 8 June 2013

The Almonte Celtfest is having a Fundraiser Dance on Saturday, June 8. There will be dancing, singing and a lot of silent auction items. The main auction item is a Daniel Alfredson's 1000 game stick. Tickets for the dance are only $10. Don't take a chance on not coming to the dance and missing out on bidding on this unique item. The tickets can be picked up Baker Bob or you can buy them at the door.

Brenda Cain-Kealy