Come and check out one of these monthly Irish music sessions in Saskatoon. Sit and listen, or bring an instrument and join in. You're in for a good time no matter what!
These sessions are for musicians at all levels, for singers, for dancers, and for the enjoyment of anyone who chooses to come. These are not "open stages" for individual performers but are sessions for playing music as a general group, learning new tunes, and good company. If you're new to the sessions and interested in joining in, there are some tips for getting started here.
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This is an opportunity to come and see what Comhaltas is all about. We are always looking for new members! The Annual General Meeting is held in September or October of each year. Call Hugh Brennan at 975 0551 for more information.
Ceilis are parties featuring live traditional music and Irish social dancing (ceili dancing) which can be learned on the floor. Ceilis are held whenever there is enough interest; usually there are at least two each year: one in autumn and one in spring.
Concerts include performances by local musicians, by out-of-town performers, and periodically the "Echoes of Erin" North American tour of champion musicians and dancers from Ireland.
phone: (306) 934-8902
If you are interested in learning or practicing your Irish in a community of other Saskatoonians, please consider joining the Facebook group "Learning Irish in Saskatoon". It's a closed group, so you'll have to wait until we accept your request, and then you will be welcome to join in on discussions and find out when and where we're meeting next. These meetings will be quite informal, filled with games, conversation practice, books, songs... whatever the participants are interested in! For those interested in a more academic approach, we follow the textbook "Gaeilge gan Stró" ("Irish without Stress"). Meetings are suitable for all levels - from complete beginners to fluent speakers! If you are not on Facebook, or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Meaghan Haughian (firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-281-8847).
If you are interested in Irish but don't have the time to take a class, here are some online resources to get you started (and then be sure to come out to our sessions and ceilis to practice!):