Links

Saskatchewan’s Own Irish Community

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

Blakey School of Irish Dance is a TCRG certified Irish Dance school which offers classes in Regina. Check out their website for more information.

Prairie Gael is an Irish Dance school in Regina – 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.

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 our Facebook page.

This is Regina’s own 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.

Regina’s own Highland Games – Not really Irish, but many of our Scottish cousins will be out in fine form for this fun event!

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)!

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!

The Regina Irish Set Dancers

The Regina Irish Set Dancers group was started and taught by June Carter and Joe Morkan. They arrived from Ireland to Regina in the fall of 2011. A big part of their social life in Ireland revolved around set dancing, so they were pleased to have the Irish Club of Regina introduce them to interested people here and get a group together. We enjoyed learning from them and when they returned home to Ireland in the spring of 2015, we decided to continue meeting and dancing together.

Set dancing is a very easy, sociable way to enjoy good company and a little exercise. The dances or sets all have a name – usually the area they originated from – and a pattern of “figures” within the set. We enjoy learning & dancing some two hand or social dances as well. Our group meets once a week and have performed at Mosaic and other cultural events. If you like dancing and are interested in joining us, you can contact us by email:  lpopoff@sasktel.net or join our Facebook page “Regina Irish Set Dancers” and leave a message.

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 that sells all manner of Irish Dancewear. They also have many interesting articles, guides and photos related to Irish Dancing.

Sue Fay-Healy School of Irish Dance – This is a school of Irish Dance in Ottawa, ON where one of our dancers who was on “scholastic leave” was taking classes!

 

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!