Celtic Folk Calgary Events

Events hosted by Celtic Folk Calgary. Celtic Folk supports Celtic and East Coast folk music and traditions. We tap into primarily local talent. Occasionally we will promote other performances around town.

Upcoming Events

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11May 2024

Concert – Cassie and Maggie

Tickets available at the door. Celtic Folk is excited to present the Nova Scotia sisters, Cassie and Maggie, at the Calgary Irish Cultural Society for our 11 May 2024 concert. This dynamic and high-energy duo has been performing across North America and Europe. The Drowsy Maggies will open the evening.

Past Events

13Apr 2024

Concert – A Red, Green Spring

SOLD OUT: Join us for the highly-anticipated, long-awaited debut of Jarred Albright and David Morrissey taking the stage together, exclusively at Celtic Folk, on April 13th. The Red Porch Ramblers and Get Reel will round out the evening for our red, green start to spring at the Irish Cultural Society Calgary, Hickey’s Place.

11Nov 2023

Concert – The King’s Shilling

“He took the shilling, and he’s off to war.” We’ll be at Hickey’s Place for our first concert of this season. Horizon Ridge will be returning to Celtic Folk along with Coastal Craic and Get Reel. We’ll be sure to have a few moving songs of Remembrance amidst the upbeat songs, tunes, and good craic.

3Jun 2023

Concert – Homeward Bound

SOLD OUT: This leg of our travels will take us on a musical journey from Calgary to the East Coast, and beyond. The ever popular Morrissey’s Private Stock will be back for a third go around. Filling out this ship’s entertainment roster are Erin’s Fancy and Get Reel.

22Apr 2023

Concert – This Side of the Road

SOLD OUT: Fresh off of our sold-out relaunch show, we’re excited to have the fantastic fiddlers, Jane and Kyle joining us for their western Canadian tour. After all we’re just off the highway, this side of the road as they pass through. Also joining us is a recently formed local trio, The Drowsie Maggies. Additionally, Get Reel will be back with a brand new set.

1Apr 2023

Concert – Ship of Fools

SOLD OUT – We’re relaunching the ship after three years – on April Fool’s Day and only two weeks after St. Paddy’s Day. We hope you’ll join us to welcome back Hazel Grey to the Celtic Folk stage. Na Seanachie will be taking the stage for the middle set and Get Reel is the opener.

10Apr 2021

Virtual Concert – Music & Mischief

Celtic Folk is excited to co-present this virtual concert. This is a first for us. Hang onto your hats … champion Scottish & multi-style fiddler Mari Black and Nova Scotia/Cape Breton fiddler & piano player extraordinaire Troy MacGillivray are about to team up for an unforgettable, shenanigan-ridden duo musical adventure!

16Nov 2019

Concert – 10:30 in Newfoundland

Tune in on November 16th, at 7 pm in Calgary – 10:30 in Newfoundland. We are bringing back one of the bands that helped us launch the new Celtic Folk concert series back in April of 2018. The evening includes other wonderful musicians as well as (checks notes) some cello. It will be another great show.

5Oct 2019

Concert – From Cork to Calgary

The event is SOLD OUT! You don’t want to miss the launch of our 2019/20 Celtic Folk season. Irish folk singer, Pat Kelleher, is joining us on his Western Canadian tour. For the closing set, we welcome back On Irish Street – who will be joined by Émile Hooper. Check out the full descriptions below.

13Apr 2019

Concert – With Spring Coming On

Spring is always a mixed bag in Calgary so join us for another exciting mashup of talented Celtic musicians. The evening will explore a variety of music from the haunting airs of the Celtic harp, some old Irish favourites, a taste of the Maritimes, and end with a heaping of new takes on Celtic and popular music. Check out the full line-up below.

24Nov 2018

Concert – Folks Near The Bow

Join us for an exciting musical journey of Celtic Folk influences from around the world and across the nation presented by some of the folks near the Bow. Our guests, Bow Folk recently played the Canmore Folk Music Festival and we are excited to have them join us. Check out the full line-up below.

2Jun 2018

Concert – Driving the Celtic Trail

Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the musical journey while we drive along Alberta’s Celtic Trail. The performers for the night will be sharing songs and tunes from Scotland, Ireland, and Canada’s East Coast. This show is an excellent warm-up for the Water Valley Celtic Festival on June 23rd. As a bonus, we’ll get you back to Calgary right afterward.

Older Events

Events from 2002-2018 can be seen in pictorial form through our photo gallery.

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