Reels on Wheels 2017 

“Back by popular demand for yet another year!”

Presented  by

Comhaltas Winnipeg Inc.

 When      Thursday, June 8 @ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

 What       Enjoy three concerts in one evening! Irish music & song at three venues in River Heights*

  Who       Curragh – – Borley & Stearns – – Double the Trouble

 How       Enjoy a 30 minute concert. Drive or bike to the next location – or join a car-pool at your first stop.

Don’t miss out on an evening of great entertainment!

* Locations to be listed on tickets *

Only 90 tickets available! Tickets are $20

Phone or text

Rae @ 204-918-9429  or  Lynn @ 204-995-1084


2017 Irish Winter Céilí

When: Sunday, March 5 – TIME: 1:30-4:30 pm

LOCATION: St Paul’s Anglican Church, Point Road & North Drive

PROGRAM: Music by the Flatland Céilí Band

Dance Demonstration:  the Comhaltas Set Dancers

Songs: Traicy Robertson

Participatory Céilí dancing: taught & called by Jeremy Hull

Light refreshments Served

 Admission COST: $10 (general) $5 (Comhaltas members) Children under 12 free


 Please see the review of above from the front page of the “Winnipeg Free Press – Sou’wester  written by: DANIELLE DA SILVA – SOU’WESTER   posted on   03/06/2017




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Friday  September 23 though Sunday  the 25th

Gala Concert:  Saturday Evening September 24, 8 pm to 11 pm held at “The West End Cultural Center” 586 Ellice Ave

The “ECHOES OF ERIN” tour group for 2016 consists of …
Carla Hanafin (Dancer) Tralee
Tim Doyle (Pipes) Dublin
Paul Clesham (Concertina) Claremorris, Co. Mayo
Fiona Nic Conmara (Fiddle) Dublin
Jana McCarthy Kent (Flute) Tramore, Waterford
Uinseann Ó Murchú (Box) Gorey Wexford
Séamus Ó Flatharta (Harp, Bodhrán, Dancer & Singer) Galway
Seamus Tierney (Flute) Cavan
Grainne Nic Ghiobúin (Harp) Limerick
Sarah O’Gorman (Fiddle) Waterford
Annette Hannigan (Banjo) England
Vincent Jordan (Manager) England
Fernando Marcos (Dancer) Argentina
Eimear Arkins (Fiddle, Singer & Dancer) Ennis, Co. Clare
Joe Arkins (MC & Singer) Ennis, Co. Clare
John Lee (Sound) Dublin

About Irish Fest

This year we have the Echoes of Erin tour group from Ireland to perform in concert at the West End Cultural Centre on Saturday evening, September 24.  The weekend also includes performances by local Irish music and dance groups on Friday evening, September 23, at Shannon’s Irish Pub, followed by a rousing traditional Irish music session. Throughout the day on Saturday, there are workshops and demonstrations held at Kelvin High School, led by local artists and members of Echoes of Erin.  Sunday is the day for dance workshops by the McConnell School of Dance and to kick up your heels at a free Céilí Dance at the Irish Club on Erin Street.   Please visit our Irish Fest website ( for additional information.

Ticket Info: A Festival Pass is $55 and gains entry to all Irish Fest events and unlimited workshops. And, if you join or renew your Comhaltas membership at Irish Fest, we’ll give you a $20 refund per pass.

Festival Kick-Off – Shannon’s Pub -175 Carlton Friday, Sept. 23, 7:30 pm, $10 at the door

Workshops – Saturday Sept. 24, 9:30am – 4:00pm, – Kelvin High School 155 Kingsway , $10 each at the door

Echoes of Erin Concert – West End Cultural Center – 586 Elice Avenue Saturday, Sept. 24, $25 at the door

Dance Workshops –Sunday Sept.25 12:00noon – 3:15 – Irish Club- 654 Erin Street, $10 at the door

Celli Dance – Sunday, Sept. 25, 3:30pm – 5:00pm, Irish Club- 654 Erin Street, FREE!

Festival passes are available at: ,McNally Robinson Booksellers, Festival Kick-Off and workshops

Concert tickets are available at the above and at the West End Cultural Centre.

Keep in touch as more information becomes available at


Reels on Wheels 2016 

“Back by popular demand for yet another year!”

Presented  by

Comhaltas Winnipeg Inc.

 When  —- Thursday, June 2    at  7:00-9:00pm

 What —- Enjoy three concerts in one evening!
Irish music, song, and storytelling at three venues in River Heights* featuring artists …

  Who —- –  Kate Ferris – – Humors of Whiskey — The Barefoot Celi Band –

 How — Enjoy a 30 minute concert then walk, cycle, or drive to your next concert. Concerts start promptly at 7, 8 and 9 pm. And end the evening with a light refreshment provided by Comhaltas and your last host.

Don’t miss out on an evening of great entertainment!

*Locations to be listed on tickets

Only 90 tickets available! Tickets are $15 each and are available  by contacting:

Al at 204-230-7911 , Rae at 204-774-4423  or  Traicy at 204-451-5365




Please Join with us to hear:

Gerry O’Connor, renowned fiddle player, for a lecture and concert at the Irish Association of Manitoba, 654 Erin Street, Winnipeg.

Saturday, February 27, 7:30pm

Currently touring with the Irish Rovers, Gerry O’Connor grew up in Dundalk, County Lough, Ireland, in a family of musicians, dancers and singers. Gerry has played and recorded with such highly-regarded groups as La Lugh (Eithne Ni Uallachain, Sony Music) and Skylark (Len Graham, Gary O’Briain & Mairtin O’Connor), recording four CDs on the Claddagh label. Gerry has toured and recorded with members of legendary groups such as Planxty, Bothy Band, De Dannan, Boys of the Lough and Chieftains.

Tickets $10 – Irish Association of Manitoba and Comhaltas members $15 – non-members

Comhaltas members – contact IAM members – contact

To view this poster or to print out Gerry O’connor poster.




Comhaltas Winnipeg invites you to ….

The 2016  Valentine’s Day the  Irish Ceili

Hold the date! Sunday, Feb. 14 from 2:30-5:00 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church hall on Point Road & North Drive. The ceili will feature music by the Flatland Ceili Band, ceili dancing for everyone called by Jeremy Hull, and dance performances by the McConnell Irish Dancers and the Comhaltas Set Dancers. We will end with an open music session. Tickets at the door – $5 for Comhaltas members and students, $10 for others, children under 12 are free.   Please let Jeremy know if you are interested in helping out as a volunteer or if you have an idea for the the event (anyone know any Irish Valentines Day songs or dances?). Contact: 204-477-5981 or

Sunday, Feb 14, 2:30 – 5:00 pm at St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, Point Road & North Drive, Map Link

Winnipeg Ceili dancing for everyone called by Jeremy Hull With live music by The Flatland Ceili Band Performances by: The McConnell Irish Dancers The Comhaltas Set Dancers followed by…. a Traditional Irish Music session

Tickets at the Door: $5 (Comhaltas Members) / $10 (non-members) / $5 students Children 12 or under Free



2015 Irishfest 

With Craobh Rua


Friday, September 18

Festival Kickoff

7:30 pm at Shannon’s Irish Pub, 175 Carlton St, Winnipeg Tickets $10 at the door* Come on down and help us kick off this year’s Irish Fest (bring your musical instrument or just drop in and listen).

Saturday, September 19


9:30 am to 3:30 pm at Kelvin High School, 155 Kingsway Avenue, Winnipeg $10 per workshop*

Workshop schedule TBA. Workshops will be taught by our gala concert performers or by local artists.

Gala Concert with Craobh Rua

8:00 pm (doors open 7:15pm) at The West End Cultural Centre, 586 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door* An exciting evening of music and song featuring Craobh Rua from Ireland.

Sunday, September 20

Ceili Dance

Time  2:00pm  till 4:30pm l at the Irish Club, 654 Erin Street, Winnipeg Free admission. Refreshments available for purchase.

Watch this site for news and check out The Irishfest Site at


Back by Popular Demand !!!   “Reels on Wheels”

 brought to you by

Comhaltas Winnipeg Inc.

When: Thursday, June 11th

Starting At: 7:00-9:00pm

  Enjoy an evening of Irish music, song, and storytelling, over 3 venues in River Heights* featuring the entertainment of …

 Curraugh –

– 2   Distant Shores with Maureen Taggart –

– 3   Lynn & Peter McClure with Mary Louise Chown –

Enjoy a 30 minute concert then walk, cycle, or drive to your next venue (1.5km or less). Locations listed on tickets.

Enjoy a light refreshment after your final concert.

Only 90 tickets available! Tickets are $15 each and are available by contacting

Al at, 204-488-7911


Rae at, 204-774-4423



 Comhaltas Winnipeg

invites you to An Irish Culture Night

On Thursday, April 16 / 2015 , from 7-10 PM,

Comhaltas Winnipeg is hosting an evening of Irish Culture at the Irish Club at 654 Erin Street. It will feature music, songs, poetry and storytelling by the best Irish performers that Winnipeg has to offer.  An open music session will end the evening.

  Admission is $10 for members of Comhaltas or the Irish Association, and $15 for non-members. All ages are welcome; free admission for children under 12.   Doors will open at 6:30.

Comhaltas memberships will be available at the door – $30 for a single membership or $45 for a family. Questions?

For More information Contact Dennis



Sam’s Place  an “Irish Music Session” for 2016

 Next Session ~ Friday, December 23th and the next is Friday, January 27th, 2017

The last Friday of the month

Starting about 7:00 PM until about 10:00pm at 159 Henderson Hwy Bring your appetites and your instruments! The Sticky Buns are good and the coffee is excellent So come down bring your friends, play or just listen to the music. All are welcome


5 Responses to EVENTS

  1. Mihol says:

    Are there open sessions in any of the Pubs in Winnipeg?

  2. Kelly says:

    The Comhaltas website says tickets for Echoes of Erin are available at McNally Robinson, but I’ve been checking back with them and they say they have heard nothing from the event organizers?!

  3. Siobhan says:

    When is this year’s Irish Fest?

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