IRL

Festival

2023 IRL Festival Events information coming soon!

Past Events

  • The Rising Road
    Thu, Mar 17
    Registry Theatre
    Mar 17, 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. EDT
    Registry Theatre , 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada
    A night of great craic, music and dance to celebrate the end being in sight!
  • Mighty Kin
    Thu, Mar 17
    Abe Erb
    Mar 17, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. EDT
    Abe Erb, 15 King St S, Waterloo, ON N2J 1N9, Canada
    Enjoy The Mighty Kin at Abe Erb! Free, first-come, first-serve. Reservations can be made by calling (519) 208-0858
  • Paint the Museum Green
    Thu, Mar 17
    Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
    Mar 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT
    Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts, 36 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3, Canada
    Join IRL Festival and THEMUSEUM for a morning of fun for the whole family! Crafts, dancing, storytelling and maybe even a dinosaur! Adults: $8.99 Children: $10.99 Proof of vaccination and masking will be in effect.
  • RUNA - Celtic Roots
    Wed, Mar 16
    Registry Theatre
    Mar 16, 8:00 p.m. EDT
    Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada
    Philadelphia-based quintet RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material.
  • Talamh an Eisc: Irish music in Canada. An ONLINE St. Patrick's show
    Mar 16, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EDT
    Virtual
    Not quite ready to face hordes of people in a crowded venue (& even if you are)? Come join me for my ONLINE show of songs, tunes & stories about Irish music in Canada: Talamh an Eisc (Land of FIsh). Tickets by Donation (0$ to whatever - $20 suggested). https://bit.ly/landoffish
  • Open Celtic Jam Session
    Tue, Mar 15
    Registry Theatre
    Mar 15, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EDT
    Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada
    Join us for an in-person free Celtic Jam Session! First one since March 2020!
  • The Great Hunger, a Genealogist’s Retrospective
    Mar 14, 7:30 p.m. EDT
    Online
    Join us to learn more about the history of Irish immigration to Canada with Melanie McLennan of Ancestral Tapestry.
  • 40 Shades of Green Social Paint Night
    Mar 13, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Online
    Join us again for a social paint night from the comfort of your own home!
  • Celtic Illuminated Letters Class
    Sun, Mar 13
    Registry Theatre
    Mar 13, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EDT
    Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada
    Join David Rankine in this fun exploration of Illuminated Letter designs.
  • Celtic knots drawing class
    Sun, Mar 13
    Registry Theatre
    Mar 13, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
    Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada
    Get to the real heart of Celtic Knots with David Rankine.
  • Celtic Tin Whistle class with James Stockton
    Mar 13, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT
    From your home!
    Take this class and be ready for the next jam session! A great intro to Celtic music!
  • Irish/Celtic/Traditional Guitar class with Bob MacLean
    Mar 13, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada
    Join Bob for a great in-person class to learn to play Irish/Celtic/Traditional guitar!
  • Ceili Agus Ceol  (Dance and Music)
    Sat, Mar 12
    Kitchener Market
    Mar 12, 8:00 p.m. EST – Mar 13, 10:30 p.m. EDT
    Kitchener Market, 300 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2L3, Canada
    Live music, dancing, what more could you ask for?
  • Bags by Anne V. McGravie: a staged reading
    Mar 12, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
    Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada
    Green Light Arts presents a Lost & Found Production of this insightful play about day to day life in Northern Ireland in the early 1980's.
  • Bodhran class with Les Starkey
    Sat, Mar 12
    Registry Theatre
    Mar 12, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. EST
    Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada
    Get ready to learn some jig and reel rhythms on the bodhran to accompany any jam session!
  • Celtic Song Class with Karen MacLeod
    Sat, Mar 12
    From wherever you find yourself!
    Mar 12, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    From wherever you find yourself!
    Sing like no one can hear you one more time in this Irish song workshop!
  • Celtic Banjo/Mandolin Class with Ed Koenig
    Mar 12, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST
    Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9, Canada
    A great class to join on your journey to being an Irish tenor banjo or mandolin player!
  • Celtic Harp Class with Sharlene Wallace
    Sat, Mar 12
    From your domestic castle
    Mar 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
    From your domestic castle
    The inspirations of County Antrim through the music of the harp player.