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Upcoming Events

ICS Events Throughout the Year

Join us for Celtic Nights on the last Friday of each month, beginning at 8 pm, and featuring great live local bands playing Celtic-themed music. Trivia and cash bar make this a great night out.

In cooperation with Irish Concerts Calgary, our centre hosts the best of live Irish and Celtic Music featuring such as the Sharon Shannon Trio, Altan and other world-famous artists.  In addition our Celtic Nights and special events typically showcase local musicians.  We appreciate the support of our ICS members and our audiences, and also the grant support from Alberta Foundation for the Arts

List of Upcoming Events

Celtic Night ft. Glen Webster band

February 28, 2020



Celtic Night featuring Glen Webster band takes place at the ICS centre @ 8PM


February 29, 2020

For more information, please see notice of AGM 

ICS Choir Performance at Nose Hill Library

March 03, 2020

Free - All Welcome

Starts 11am at Nose Hill Library

Enjoy a seasonal performance of Celtic and Canadian music sung by the wonderful ICS choir

Sharon Shannon Band at the Irish Cultural Centre

March 11, 2020


Irish accordion sensation SHARON SHANNON has recorded and toured with Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine ,Steve Earle, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and others. Her 12 albums to date have all been very different and groundbreaking mixing traditional Irish with reggae, country, Native American, bluegrass, rap, dance, African,French Canadian.Her music has been featured in several Hollywood movies and her debut album is the biggest selling record by a traditional artiste in Ireland.

Dervish in Calgary at the Bella Concert Hall

March 14, 2020


As one of the world's most renowned and imaginative interpreters of Irish folk music, Dervish have devoted the last three decades to gently reinventing the traditional songs of their homeland.

Shane Mitchell (accordion), Liam Kelly (flute/whistle), Brian McDonagh (mandola/mandolin), Michael Holmes (bouzouki), singer and bodhran (drum) player Cathy Jordan, and All Ireland Fiddle Champion Tom Morrow form a remarkable and at times electric combination.

Through the years, Dervish have toured the globe and shared stages with the likes of James Brown, Neil Young, and Sting, becoming the first Irish band ever to play Rock in Rio (the world's most massive music festival), all the while steadily making its name as one of the foremost purveyor of Irish folk music.

“Dervish are simply brilliant.” The Guardian

“A serious contender for The Chieftains’ international space.” The Irish Times

“Capable of playing with note-perfect accuracy and perfect control at nearly supersonic levels” (Irish Voice, New York)

GAA Info Session at the ICS

March 15, 2020

All welcome

Hosted by Calgary Chieftains 

Feast Day of St. Patrick at St. Mary`s Cathedral

March 17, 2020


Choir performance from 11:30am

Celebration of the liturgy starts at noon

Followed by a lunch in nearby St Mary`s Parish Hall at 1pm 

If you are attending lunch, we ask you bring a tray of sandwiches, treats, tray bakes or muffins to help towards the luncheon . All food donations should be dropped off at Parish Hall.  

2020 ICS St. Patrick's Day Celebration

March 17, 2020

Pay at door: $5 members, $10 non members

Dont miss the ICS St Patrick's Day celebrations featuring live music, Irish dancing, an ICS choir performance and even some Irish stew!  

Each year, we sell out so please arrive early 

Starts 6pm, ends 11pm 

Cash payment at door

Celtic Night ft. Wheat and Water

April 24, 2020




Celtic Night featuring Wheat and Water takes place at the ICS centre @ 8PM

Richard Wood & Jon Matthews

May 09, 2020


Richard Wood & Jon Matthews

At the Irish Cultural Society 


Richard WOOD

For more than 3 decades, Richard WOOD has impressed audiences with his electric live show all across the world. He has just released his 8th album, UNBROKEN, which was mastered by legendary, multi Grammy Award winning Bob Ludwig from Gateway Studios.

Along with winning countless championships as both a step dancer and as a fiddler, Richard has won many Music PEI awards, 6 Canadian ECMAs, and twice he has earned the Don Messer Memorial Trophy for top Maritime fiddler. UNBROKEN was most recently nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award.

For more detailed information check out his website at


Jon Matthews is a sought-after music producer, recording engineer, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Cape Breton, but has lived on Prince Edward Island for almost 20 years. There, he operates an award-winning recording studio, The Sound Mill, in addition to performing regularly in Canada and the US as a solo artist and sideman.

Jon is Prince Edward Island's reigning "Producer of the Year" award winner for the 6th consecutive year, and recipient of the 2013 "Stompin' Tom Connors" East Coast Music Award in recognition of his long-term contributions to the region's music industry.

Jon has shared his talents with an international TV audience of millions on Live! With Regis and Kelly, entertained cruise ship passengers from all over the globe, and regularly performs over 100 live dates a year, in addition to his busy recording schedule.

Celtic Woman Celebration – The 15th Anniversary Tour

May 19, 2020

Jack Singer Concert Hall

More Information found at 

ICS Choir Pro Arts Performance at Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

June 17, 2020

Free - All Welcome

Starts noon at the Cathedral Church of the Redeemer 

Enjoy a seasonal performance of Celtic and Canadian music sung by the wonderful ICS choir

ICS Choir Performance at Water Valley Celtic Festival

June 20, 2020

Free - All Welcome

Start time TBC at the Water Valley Celtic Festival

Enjoy a seasonal performance of Celtic and Canadian music sung by the wonderful ICS choir

More information can be found at 

2020 ICS Stampede Breakfast

July 04, 2020


Save the date - more information to follow 

Susan O’Neill in Concert

August 06, 2020


Ireland's Susan O'Neill in concert on 6 August 2020 

Tickets are $30

This brilliant young Irish singer-songwriter  performed a knock-out concert here last year and we’re delighted to welcome her back again. Beautiful, bluesy voice and a vibrant stage presence. She can play just about any instrument. Don’t miss her!


“The best moment of the night goes to Susan O'Neill - her voice extending beyond the reaches of the tent, leaving everyone blown away. -The Daily Mail    "A  powerhouse vocalist, a talented musician…." - Pure Magazine


From Co. Clare,  the prodigiously gifted O’Neill’s soulful & husky-voiced performances are truly something to  behold. With a striking attitude, guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop  pedal, Susan delivers a timeless and powerful blend of the old soul witha new edge. Described as a ‘ballsier Adele’ , a Florence and tipped as the traces of Janis Joplin reincarnate. SON has, so early in her career, picked up many fans including U2s Bono.


More info can be found at

ICS Annual Golf Tournament

August 08, 2020


24th Annual Irish Cultural Society Golf Tournament
More Information to follow

Tony McManus And Julia Toaspern Concert

October 31, 2020


From the west of Scotland, Tony McManus has been listed as one of the 50 transcendental guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine, Julia Toaspern is a multi-talented musician from Berlin who combines classical training on violin and voice with a wide interest in genres. Her skills as a guitarist are prodigious and make an exciting fit with Tony's work.. Each of the duo flat-pick and finger-pick at the highest level but always at the service of the tune rather than a display of technique. Julia's violin can effortlessly morph into a fiddle as she weaves from Italian madrigal to Scottish reel. Her songs go to the heart of love and loss, hope and survival, and are inflected with musical input from a wide and eclectic experience of musical life.


"Tony McManus is the best Celtic guitarist in the world" (John Renbourn)


"Tony McManus is the Jeff Beck of the acoustic guitar" (Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars)


"McManus's playing is rave-worthy”  (Premier Guitar).


“This music is beyond beautiful” (Tommy Emmanuel)


“I have no superlatives to do this justice” (Dick Gaughan)

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - Irish History in Alberta Evening (followed by live music)

November 14, 2020



8pm start at the ICS centre

Back by popular demand - The Irish History in Alberta talk will be followed by live band music 

More Information to follow

Keri Lynn Zwicker in Concert

December 04, 2020


Dec. 4  Keri Lynn Zwicker  in Concert


From Celtic to Classical, from Symphony to Ceili, Keri Lynn Zwicker is the chameleon harp chick.  She is a versatile musician who is sought after as a soloist and side musician in both Celtic and Classical realms. She holds an ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory and a Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts from the University of Alberta. Keri tours internationally with David Wilkie’s band Cowboy Celtic, plays second harp with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and leads a trio of musicians in her solo project “HarpRouge”. In December of 2014 Keri Lynn premiered her solo orchestral show in with 13 of her pieces arranged for symphony orchestra by renowned composer and conductor Claude LaPalme.

More info can be found at

The Irish Cultural Society Of Calgary Christmas Dinner and Concert

December 05, 2020

Please see ticket info

Save the Date - More info to follow


Enjoy great food and celebrate Irish culture during the Holidays at The Irish Cultural Society Of Calgary

ICS Members Christmas Childrens Party (registration required)

December 06, 2020

FREE - Members only

Save the date - Sunday 6th December - More info to follow

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