Links

Saskatchewan’s Own Irish Community

Blakey School of Irish Dance under the direction of Luanne Schlosser TCRG. Offering both competitive and non competitive dance classes in Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Kelowna.

The Bushwakker Brew Pub is one of Regina’s Best brewpubs and has a great menu as well! They host many Irish themed events throughout the year! Awesome food too!

Claddagh Branch, Saskatoon – This is the closest CCÉ branch to us here in Regina and many of our members are also members of Comhaltas! Check out their website! It’s awesome!

Mid-Winter Celtic Festival The Irish Club help to sponsor this event in 2003 and we really enjoyed it! It is run through the City of Regina Pipe Band.

Prairie Gael School of Irish Dance – under the direction of Bernadette Gavin, David Popoff, Emily Armer, and Caitlin Preston. They offer both TCRG and non-competitive classes for youth, as well as classes for adults.

The Regina Gaels GAA is Saskatchewan’s first Gaelic Athletic Association. We’re proud to have them here in Regina!

Regina Irish Set Dancers – Set dancing is a very easy, sociable way to enjoy good company and a little exercise.   If you like dancing and are interested in joining us, you can contact us by email: lpopoff@sasktel.net or like us on FaceBook.

Saskatchewan Highland Gathering – Not really Irish, but many of our Scottish cousins will be out in fine form for this fun event; highland games!

Shannon’s Pub and Grill – The Irish culture’s known for its warmth, character and hospitality, and Shannon’s delivers on all fronts. Drop in for the genuine Irish pub experience — and a bit of ‘craic’ (Gaelic for fun)

 

All Things Irish

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann – CCÉ is a national organization dedicated to perserving and promoting Irish Culture all over the world. Very nice website!

The Irish in Canada – A site describing the Irish in Canada and how they have immigrated to this country over the years.

Canada’s Irish Festival – A yearly Irish Festival held in Miramichi, NB each year.

A Bit of Home – This commercial site features import items from Ireland!

 

Music

Brother Steve’s Tin Whistle Page – This is a great site that details the way to play the whistle and get the correct ornamentation. Highly Recommended!

Conservatory of Performing Arts, University of Regina – offering instruction for children, teens, and adults in music, dance, drama, and visual arts.

Henrik Norbeck’s Tune Index – This is great resource if you’re interested in learning some tunes. This site contains hundreds of tunes in the ABC format. Try a search for “ABC” and “Tunes” to learn more!

The Session – This is site where musicians can go and learn tunes from others and submit some tunes of their own. This online community is a great place to learn about Irish Traditional Music!

 

Dance Links

Antonio Pacelli Irish Dancewear – This site belongs to a company out of Ireland that sells all manner of Irish Dancewear. They also have many interesting articles, guides and photos related to Irish Dancing.

Camelia Rose wigs– Competitive Irish dance wouldn’t be complete without the wig! Worn by World Champions, Camelia Rose is a household name and choice for Irish dancers.

Ceilidh Surprise– This local Regina company carries Scottish and Irish dance equipment and supplies as well as Highland clothing, Celtic Jewelry, Harris Tweed, good luck charms, toys, and even delicious Celtic treats! Did we mention we rent kilts?!

The Kilt Lady– This Saskatoon owner has a little shop run out of her home. She carries all kinds our Celtic goods and tons of Irish dance gear.

Irish Language / Gaeilge

Daltaí na Gaeilge – Students of Irish – This Website is for those interested in learning the Irish language, or simply learning more about Irish. They offer information on lessons, materials, and even a few games.

 

Other Cultural Links

Regina Multicultural Council – This is the council that organizes Mosaic, Regina’s annual Multicultural Festival! We just had our rebirth, after being absent from the festival for nine years!

 

Add a link?

If you know of a link that would be of interest to us, please send us an email at information.icr@gmail.com. We’ll try to add it to our link list if it fits our mandate!