As a warm up to St Paddy's day here's an non alcoholic event being held right in my backyard. As I have been saying I moved downtown to the oldest part of Toronto called York. Over the years Irish moved into this area and since they were from the County of Cork the name Corktown was applied to this area around Queen and Parliament where they lived.
The central focus to these Irish Catholics was their church, which was the main church for Catholics before St Michaels. It is called St. Paul's Basicilica and it here on Sunday, March 2nd at 2:30 p.m. there will be a concert to support their Breakfast Club. Tickets are $10 and you can get them by calling Norita at 905-881-5012 and enjoy this fabulous line of talent. Here is the email that Norita sent me to describe the event.
Comholtas Ceoltoiri Eireann..(Formed for the ) i.e...includes tin whistle, pipes, fiddle, accordion.+ + Sean nos singing...old traditional style.......under the leadership of Denis Lyons Opera Ensemble.. performance by...my daughter Sinead and her 2 friends Charlene and Rachel, who are in their final year of the Glen Gould's School of Music Advanced Opera Program..Irish Choral Society of Canada. Canadian Music of Celtic roots.......under the direction of. Karen D'Aoust . Celtic Old and Fusion...The Reid-Tannehey Family. Brian(f)Loretto(m) Rhoena(d) Leon(s)..wonderful musianship. Contemporary piano works written and performed by Nicole Scura. MC..Barbara Taylor, will weave the history of St. Pauls and Providence House. into the concert. This will be our 4th time to bring this concert to the community...and always the proceeds go to the St. Paul's Breakfast Club...All the artists donate their time and they all reside in Toronto and surround. What joy to have such wealth shared. You are in for a treat.
Make sure you join us.