For a full view of the 2021 IRL Festival Events head to our Calendar!

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Past Events

  • The Irish Hallowe'en Celebration:  Samhain
    Sat., Oct. 30
    Kitchener Market (outside)
    Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Kitchener Market (outside), 300 King St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 2L3, Canada
    A night of live music, dance and storytelling in an Irish Hallowe'en/Samhain tradition!
  • Virtual St. Patrick's Day Party!
    Wed., Mar. 17
    Your living room!
    Mar. 17, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT
    Your living room!
    Join us for a day of free music and entertainment online to accompany your own St. Patrick's Day party at home! (Free event)
  •  Shenanigans, an evening of Celtic comedy
    Tue., Mar. 16
    Your living room
    Mar. 16, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EDT
    Your living room
    Need a good laugh? Fiona O'Brien and John Mostyn will bring the *rí rá agus ruaille buaille right into your home! (*translation: uproar, good fun or commotion in a celebratory time)
  • 40 Shades of Green Paint Night
    Sun., Mar. 14
    From the comfort of your own home!
    Mar. 14, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    From the comfort of your own home!
    A night of painting with talented instructor Sonia Nadeau! Create your own beautiful version of an Irish landscape!
  • Celtic Music School - Harp Class with Sharlene Wallace
    Sun., Mar. 14
    In the comfort of your home
    Mar. 14, 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
    In the comfort of your home
    The Birds Rejoice from the Poet's Voice - the harp tune that Robert Burn's reclaimed.
  • Celtic Music School - Intro to Tin Whistle with James Stockton
    Mar. 14, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
    Your place
    Join in on sessions and wow your friends with your new Tin Whistle skills!
  • Celtic Music School - Intro to Bodhran with Les Starkey
    Mar. 14, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT
    Your home!
  • Celtic Spirituality:  Trees. The breath of life
    Mar. 14, 9:00 a.m. EDT
    Outside anywhere!
    Enjoy connecting with nature in this self-guided exploration of Celtic Spirituality in your own backyard. (Free event)
  •  Virtual Ceili!!
    Sat., Mar. 13
    Ceili in your home!
    Mar. 13, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EST
    Ceili in your home!
    As we can't be dancing together in person we're bringing it to you free at home! (Free event)
  • Straight Outta Dublin Live Cooking Demo!
    Sat., Mar. 13
    Mar. 13, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EST
    Join Chef Brian McCourt for a live cooking demo and learn how to make a real Irish Seafood Chowder and Irish Soda Bread!
  • Celtic Music School - Irish Song Workshop with Karen MacLeod
    Sat., Mar. 13
    Wherever the acoustics are best!
    Mar. 13, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST
    Wherever the acoustics are best!
    Sing like no one can hear you in this Irish song workshop!
  • Celtic Music School - Arranging Traditional Songs for Singer/Guitarists with Bob MacLean
    Mar. 13, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
    From the comfort of your own home
  • Celtic Music School - Mandolin and Irish Banjo with Ed Koenig
    Mar. 13, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
    Your home!
    Grab your banjo or mandolin and let's learn some Irish tunes!
  •  Celtic Music School - Fiddle Class with Karen Reed
    Mar. 13, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST
    Your own living room
    Pick up that fiddle and join the Celtic fiddle class online with Karen Reed!
    Sat., Mar. 13
    Wherever you'd like to go!
    Mar. 13, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Wherever you'd like to go!
    Get dressed up and go for a wee run around with your bubble or go solo! No time limit, no route, no hassle. Choose what local charity your entrance fee will towards and help support those in need in our community.
  • Lost & Found Theatre presents:  Private O’Flaherty, V.C. by George Bernard Shaw
    Mar. 12, 7:00 p.m. EST – Mar. 17, 11:40 p.m. EDT
    The comfort of your own abode
    A staged reading of the brilliant one-act play by G.B. Shaw by the talented Lost & Found Theatre. (Free event)
  • Irish Gaelic Simple Phrases Class
    Thu., Mar. 11
    Wherever you find yourself
    Mar. 11, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. EST
    Wherever you find yourself
    Learn some basic phrases for the next time you visit! This might come in handy - Cá bhfuil an leithreas? (Where's the toilet?) (Free event)
  • Film:  The Irish Pub
    Wed., Mar. 10
    Your home pub!
    Mar. 10, 7:00 p.m. EST – Mar. 17, 11:40 p.m. EDT
    Your home pub!
    Grab a pint and pretend you're at the pub with this delightful documentary! Watch the film at your leisure until March 17th!


Can't make it to this year's IRL Festival? No problem! We hold events all year long! To  check out what we have lined up for this year head to our Year Round Events page!