Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8:30 – 11:00 p.m.
Kevin and Samantha Kennedy will be back to Dora Keogh’s 141 Danforth Ave. (east of Broadview)
Saturday, Oct. 13
Annual Cork Association Dinner
St. Bonaventure Church hall
1300 Leslie St, North York
Music: Hugo Straney
Fab prizes, cash bar
Call John Cawley: (647)285-0866
Saturday, Oct. 13
Hamilton Irish Arts celebrate their 10th Anniversary by hosting the Canada East Region Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann AGM and Canada EastMusic Hall of Fame honouring Des Quinn and Family
Homewood Suites Hotel by Hilton – 40 Bay St. S., Hamilton L8P 0B3.
To reserve a room mention Hamilton Irish Arts Weekend – deadline Sept. 13 for the reserved rate.
The celebration will start on Friday night with a Welcome Session starting at 9pm in the hotel bar. Hotel staff are excited to welcome musicians and guests and are extending the bar hours until midnight. If you’re arriving early we’d like to recommend the Friday night Kitchen Party and a meal at the pub where we hold our weekly session: The Corktown Pub 175 Young St.
There are many restaurants within a short walk or drive of the hotel and a pdf is available of that list soon. On Saturday there will be music and dance workshops.
Set Dance – 10 am to noon – Hamilton East room – Facilitator Maureen Mulvey-O’Leary
Sean nos Dance – 1 – 3 pm – Hamilton East room – Facilitator Marilyn Abraham
Fiddle – 10 am to noon – Corktown Room – Facilitator Saskia Tomkins
Flute/tin whistle – 10 am to noon – Beasley Room – Facilitator Steafan Hannigan
AGM is scheduled from 1-4 pm
Banquet : Canada East Music Hall of Fame Saturday evening, honouring The Quinns will also be at the hotel starting at 5:30 pm – dinner at 6 pm, award presentation, followed by entertainment by The Quinn Family, and a ceilí dance to finish off what we plan to be a great two days of music, dance, friendship and craic! Cost is $50 for banquet/dance.
One other thing that has been inquired about is the possibility of a day trip to Niagara Falls on Sunday. This is not something the HIA executive will be arranging; however, if you are interested in something like this I can most certainly make some recommendations/tips on things to see and do etc. Please send me an email directly if interested ccehamiltonrunai@ gmail.com
Contact Ann Gorman-McKinney, CCÉ-Hamilton Irish Arts, Runaí-Secretary and CCÉ Canada East PRO 905-549-9867