Monday, Sept. 17, 7 – 9 pm
HIA Irish Language Session
Irish Club of Hamilton
389 Concession Street, Hamilton, ON L9A 1B7
Beginners will learn the Irish National Anthem, which will be broken down into small sections and through practice and repetition, a few verses perfected over a few sessions. No knowledge of Irish is required. A few reasonably fluent speakers will attend.
Please email Norah Rosen at email@example.com for more information.
Looking to get a headstart? Try out the Duolingo Language App. Slán go fóill!
Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 am – 2 pm
Oakville Feis Irish Culture Day
Toronto Rock Athletic Centre 1132 Invicta Drive, Oakville
Join in the fun at the first annual Oakville Irish Culture Day. Invite the family and bring your friends. Highlights include: Hurling clinic on the outdoor field, Beer Tent (Cameron’s Brewery), Kids activities – Face Painting, Crafts, Irish Wolf Hounds in attendance, DeLorean car on display – raffle for a chance to win a ride! Great food truck options and much more !!!
Saturday, Sept. 22, 10 am
St. Pat’s Football Club annual golf day in memory of Kieran Byrne
Hidden Lake Golf Club
Price is $125.00 per person and includes your golf, meal and cart.
Contact Lorraine Morley (416) 997-9227.
Sunday, Sept. 23, Brunch from 11:30 am – 1 pm / Ceili 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Sudbury Irish Arts celebrates the passing of summer to the autumn equinox
Moose Lodge, 212 Frood Road, Sudbury
Brunch and ceili $22
Brunch only $12
Ceili only $10
Children 5 – 14 $7.
Children under 5 FREE.
Reserve tickets by calling Bridgit (705) 855-3364 or Eileen (705) 522-8012 by September 16.
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