Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Daniel O'Donnell in Concert - Montreal 21 September 2017

See Daniel O’Donnell, on his return to Canada to support the Back Home Again album tour in September.  The tour will see the record breaking singer blaze a trail to 10 provinces across Canada.

The nearest show to Ottawa is Montreal,  on Thursday 21 September at the beautiful and famous Saint Denis Theatre, on rue St. Denis.


YOU can win two tickets for the Montreal show from Irish Music Ottawa and Strut Entertainment!

The winners will be selected on September 4 by random draw (each entry will have  ticket assigned here at I.M.O. world headquarters). The contest is for 2 tickets only and does not include any travel or accommodations (Retail value for each ticket is about $100). Duplicate entries ignored.

NOTE: please enter the contest only if you genuinely plan to attend the concert in Montreal.

How to enter: Check the Irish Music Ottawa webpage and the Irish Music Ottawa Facebook Group for details on how to enter. May the luck of the Irish be with you!

The Story so Far...

Daniel burst into superstardom in the USA & Canada back in 2002 with his first ever PBS special – The Daniel O’Donnell Show. That began a special relationship between Daniel and PBS and since then, he has recorded a further thirteen specials, with ‘Back Home Again’ being his fourteenth one in 2016. This fantastic selection of songs is presented on this 2 CD / 37-track DVD set recorded and filmed in Ireland, on this new US TV Special.

The Irish singer made record-breaking chart history earlier this year by becoming the first recording artist in the history of the UK Artist Album Chart to have charted at least one new album every year since 1988, an unprecedented and unbroken 30-year span, surpassing everyone from Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Madonna and Irish strongholds U2.  Along with this, Daniel makes regular appearances in the Billboard World Music Chart.

Listen to Daniel’s new album Back Home Again (Soundcloud)

For complete tour dates and ticket information, please visit www.danielodonnell.org/tour-dates/.
(Link for direct ticket purchase https://secure.ticketpro.ca/#achat_DO21IS17)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanielODonnellOfficial/

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Kyle Burghout CD Release Concert - Sat 23 Sept 2017

Hosted by Mill Road Community Space/ Espace Communautaire du chemin Mill

Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Mill Road Community Space - 8 ch Mill, Chelsea QC

Ticket Information:

Monday, 14 August 2017

A Celtic Celebration with Anna Ludlow - 10 Sept 2017

Anna Ludlow Music and Tyson Chen Music are headlining an East Coast Celtic Kitchen Party benefit concert for Faith Ottawa Lutheran Church.

This church has supported Ottawa Cape Breton Session over the years by providing their facilities for many workshops, performances and rehearsals for free. It's time to give back by supporting this event which will pay for renovations that have significantly improved the performance space. Without this venue the learning opportunities that OCBS provides would not be possible. Please come out for a good time and to support a good cause. Doors open at 3:45 for the 4pm concert. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under at http://faithottawa.bpt.me/

Ontario Festival of Small Halls - Ashley MacIsaac - Friday 29 Sept 2017 (Maxville)

What else needs to be said about Ashley MacIsaac? Not much, he's a popular performer! More info here at the Ontario Festival of Small Halls website.

Internationally acclaimed Canadian fiddling sensation, Ashley MacIsaac, constantly pushes the boundaries of traditional Celtic music, incorporating rock, pop, and everything imaginable in between to the delight of audiences of all ages. He has also performed at prestigious events such as the opening ceremonies for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, along with Phillip Glass and The Chieftains. He has made appearances on the Conan O’Brian show, the Today Show, and has been a spotlight at international festivals, theatres and halls all over the world.

Also, many other fantastic performers playing all over the place in these halls. Check out the lineup!

Fwd: Eastern Canada GAA Championships

The local club of the GAA, the Ottawa Gaels, are pleased to be hosting the Eastern Canadian Championships in Ottawa - in celebration of Canada's 150th - on the weekend of September 1-3, 2017 and will be welcoming GAA Clubs from PEI, Halifax, Quebec City and Montreal. The Irish Ambassador to Canada, Jim Kelly, will be hosting our group at his residence on the Friday evening and our Gaelic games will run all day on Saturday the 2nd culminating in a banquet that evening.

Itinerary for the weekend:

Friday, September 1– 7:00-8:30pm

· Reception at Irish Ambassador Jim Kelly's residence

Saturday, September 2 – 9:00 am to 5:00pm

· Games at Twin Elm Rugby Park (4075 Twin Elm Road, North Gower, Ontario K0A 2Z0)

Saturday, September 2 – 6:30pm (cocktails), 7:00pm (dinner) to 1:00 am

· Banquet at St Brigid's Centre for the Arts

Sunday, September 3 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

· Breakfast and viewing of Hurling Championship Final at Heart & Crown (Byward Market)

Please plan to enjoy some, or all, of this event!

More information:

Ottawa Gaels Gaelic Football Club

Phone Kerry M.: (613) 884-1335
web: ottawagaels.ca
email: chairperson@ottawagaels.ca

The Irish Diaspora in Canada: A History 17-27 August 2017

Ireland and Canada have long enjoyed strong and deep bonds of friendship. In this year of celebration for Canada, we are proud to commemorate the important and positive contribution that the Irish in Canada have made to the fabric of Canadian life as we know it today.

Visitors will explore the history and vibrancy of the Irish community in Canada—from the time of early European settlement, through the Irish famine emigration, to the extensive diaspora of the present day.

Follow the Embassy of Ireland on Twitter.

August 17 to 27, 2017

Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm

The International Pavilion, 7 Clarence Street, Ottawa

Original source:

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Celtic Dance and Music Festival - 16 Set 2017 (Toronto)

Save the date for #Toronto's first Celtic dance and music festival on Sept. 16, 2017, at Centre Island!

More info:
https://stpatrickstoronto.com/  and Follow @StPatricksTo on Twitter.

Traditional Fiddle Festival Sutton - 17-20 August 2017

A festival dedicated to the violin repertoire of Quebec as well as national and international styles, takes place in the center of our magnificent village. Sutton is ranked among the 10 best tourist destinations in Quebec.

Yves Bernard of the newspaper “Le Devoir” ranked it among the four principle folklore festivals in Quebec in 2016!

This year:

  • 10 hours of workshop, showcase evening concerts under the tent, morning concerts for early birds, traditional dances, a children’s festival, musical chairs and master classes.
  • A new presentation this year will be our thematic concerts: dance, accordion, plucked strings and festival violins
  • On the 19th and 20th of August, Veteran’s park will come alive with traditional music, local caterers, a craftsmen’s village and local artisan breweries, all waiting to tap feet to the beat with you.
  • Don’t miss the furious sessions of music to end the evenings and the Tradorchestre performing around the village

All info:

Irish Singer Nathan Carter in Kingston at Grand Theatre - 9 Sept 2017

Irish singer Nathan Carter is performing at the Grand Theatre on Saturday, September 9 at 3 pm as part of his debut North American tour.

Nathan Carter performing at The Grand Theatre on Saturday, September 9, 3 PM

For tour dates, tickets, and more information

Irish singer Nathan Carter has catapulted into stardom, charming audiences on guitar, piano, and accordion. At age 26, he boasts three number-one albums, two number-one singles, and two number-one live performance DVDs.

Now he's embarking on his debut North American tour, alongside his Irish band, for a show-stopping mix of songs from standards like "Bridge Over Troubled Water," to his hits "Livin' the Dream" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE36CCMXu20) and "Temple Bar" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njnEMHSidN4)

With 12 concerts throughout Canada and the United States, Nathan is also performing at Kingston's Grand Theatre. Stand aside Johnny Reid and Michael Bublé: make room for Nathan Carter as he woos hearts and fans with his brogue, boyish good looks and boot-tapping, chart-topping shows.

See Nathan Carter at the Grand Theatre in Kingston on Saturday, September 9th at 3 pm. Former Celtic Woman singing sensation Chloë Agnew joins Nathan for this special performance. Tickets at www.kingstongrand.ca or call 613-530-2050.

About Nathan Carter
After growing up in a household filled with both Ireland's Celtic sounds and country western music, Nathan started performing at a young age, picking up the accordion, piano, and guitar, in addition to singing. He gained success in Ireland playing in smaller venues, and had his big break when his cover of Bob Dylan's "Wagon Wheel" went to number one on the Irish charts.

His next two albums also hit the number one spot on the Irish Album Chart, and Nathan signed with Decca Records. His first album with a major label, Beautiful Life, went four times platinum in Ireland, and became the first of his albums to chart on the UK Albums Chart. His latest album, Stayin' Up All Night, also rose to number one in Ireland, and he spent much of 2016 touring the country supporting it.

Fellow popular Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell has praised Nathan, calling him the new generation: "He has taken the Irish music scene by storm. Now it's time we shared him with the rest of the world."