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Festical Venues, Schedule & Tickets

See the CelticFest Vancouver 2012 Schedule below

Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant Events

 

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY MARCH 15

Thursday March 15
9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Music

Ivonne Hernandez

This talented musician has five Grand North American Fiddle Championships among other honors to her credit. In demand at concerts and festivals around the world, her music incorporates both traditional influences and 21st Century multiculturalism to create a fresh, dynamic sound of her own.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY MARCH 16

Friday March 16
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music

Pat Chessell

Pat Chessell has gained a loyal fan base due to his exceptional acoustic guitar playing, warm, passionate vocals and his engaging stage presence. His voice has been described as a mix between Johnny Cash and Bing Crosby. Pat has been gifted with the ability to win over any audience by providing them with an eclectic mix of Irish and Canadian folk music, making them feel like they’re sitting in a tiny pub on the coast of Donegal sipping on a beer.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 years +

Friday March 16
5:00 pm

Music Dance

Sionnaine Irish Dancers
and Scott Young, Piper

The joy of the dance meets the wail of the pipe in this special performance that brings together some of our finest dancers with a piper that electrifies the stage with his playing.   

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 years +

Friday March 16
6:00 pm

Music

BC Regiment, Irish Pipes & Drums

The BC Regiment, Irish Pipes and Drums is comprised of 28 proud civilian volunteers, and is one of only five serving Irish regimental pipe bands in the world. These enthusiastic and talented musicians’ soul-stirring sound will make your toes tap and your heart swell!

They appear under the direction of Pipe Major, Alistair Pattison, and by the kind permission of Lt. Col H.S. Sajjan, CD, AdeC.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 years +

Friday March 16
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by Dr. No at 10:00 pm

Music

Skellig

Skellig is an extended family band playing original Celtic Rock with influences ranging from Irish folk to Led Zeppelin, U2 and beyond. This Vancouver Island-based musical clan sings and plays from the heart, connecting with people young and old and, most of all, having fun.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

Admission $12
19 Years +

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY MARCH 17         Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Saturday March 17
10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Music

The WhiskeyDicks

Whether this cheeky 5-piece band is playing blazing fiddle tunes, stomping out Celtic classics or original tunes, they are raging crowd-pleasers. The WhiskeyDicks have filled dance floors and beer glasses at some of Canada’s most prestigious venues.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

Saturday March 17
1:00 pm

Music

Scott Young, Piper

Scott has been piping since the age of seven. He’s performed with the Penticton Pipe Band and played competitively around the world. Now he performs solo and with bands, the wail of the pipes rocking the house at various local establishments. Now, Scott’s pipes are calling you!

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

Saturday March 17
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Music

Nellie Quinn

Canadian folk fiddler Nellie Quinn is quickly gaining attention as an outstanding musician and captivating performer. She is a versatile interpreter of Canadian traditional music: Cape Breton, Québécois, Métis and Old Time music, nurturing an individual style that draws from all these traditions whilst creating something exciting and different.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

Admission $20 (from 3:00 pm onwards)
19 Years +

Saturday March 17
5:00 pm

Music Dance

Sionnaine Irish Dancers

The Sionnaine (pronounced “Shannon”) Irish Dance Academy has been a part of the proud tradition of Irish dance for a decade. They promote the appreciation of Irish culture and dance through the performance of both traditional and modern Irish step dancing, hardshoe and softshoe, as well as ceili (group) dancing and choreographies. 

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

Admission $20 (from 3:00 pm onwards)
19 Years +

Saturday March 17
5:30 pm

Music

BC Regiment, Irish Pipes & Drums

The BC Regiment, Irish Pipes and Drums is comprised of 28 proud civilian volunteers, and is one of only five serving Irish regimental pipe bands in the world. These enthusiastic and talented musicians’ soul-stirring sound will make your toes tap and your heart swell!

They appear under the direction of Pipe Major, Alistair Pattison, and by the kind permission of Lt. Col H.S. Sajjan, CD, AdeC.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

Admission $20 (from 3:00 pm onwards)
19 Years +

Saturday March 17
6:00 pm

Music

Scott Young, Piper

Scott has been piping since the age of seven. He’s performed with the Penticton Pipe Band and played competitively around the world. Now he performs solo and with bands, the wail of the pipes rocking the house at various local establishments. Now, Scott’s pipes are calling you!

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

Admission $20 (from 3:00 pm onwards)
19 Years +

Saturday March 17
7:00 pm

Music Dance

Sionnaine Irish Dancers

The Sionnaine (pronounced “Shannon”) Irish Dance Academy has been a part of the proud tradition of Irish dance for a decade. They promote the appreciation of Irish culture and dance through the performance of both traditional and modern Irish step dancing, hardshoe and softshoe, as well as ceili (group) dancing and choreographies. 

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

Admission $20 (from 3:00 pm onwards)
19 Years +

Saturday March 17
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Followed by Dr. No: 10:00 pm – 2:00 am

Music

Tim Hewitt

A mainstay of the Vancouver music scene, Tim Hewitt has been performing with some of Canada’s best known bands for the past 20 years. His acoustic solo act is lively and entertaining, covering everything from current hits to Celtic tunes to the classic songs we all love.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

Admission $20 (from 3:00 pm onwards)
19 Years +

Saturday March 17
7:30 pm

Music

BC Regiment, Irish Pipes & Drums

The BC Regiment, Irish Pipes and Drums is comprised of 28 proud civilian volunteers, and is one of only five serving Irish regimental pipe bands in the world. These enthusiastic and talented musicians’ soul-stirring sound will make your toes tap and your heart swell!

They appear under the direction of Pipe Major, Alistair Pattison, and by the kind permission of Lt. Col H.S. Sajjan, CD, AdeC.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

Admission $20 (from 3:00 pm onwards)
19 Years +

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY MARCH 18

Sunday March 18
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Food & Beverage Music

Pre-Parade Breakfast

Ceili’s Irish Pub is home of the Official CelticFest Parade Breakfast. A hearty Irish breakfast will be served along with your favourite libations from 10:00 – 11:30 am. Space fills quickly so reserve your place at the table now!

Space fills quickly so reserve your place at the table now!

Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

Breakfast $15
For Reservations, call 604.697.0990 ext 21 or email hayley@ceilis.com
19 Years +

Sunday March 18
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Music

Murphy’s Lagh

High energy Irish and Maritime favourites are on tap with guitar and fiddle duo Damian Brennan and Moritz Behm. This is music you can listen, sip and dance to!

Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

Sunday March 18
1:00 pm

Music

Scott Young, Piper

Scott has been piping since the age of seven. He’s performed with the Penticton Pipe Band and played competitively around the world. Now he performs solo and with bands, the wail of the pipes rocking the house at various local establishments. Now, Scott’s pipes are calling you!

Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

Sunday March 18
3:00 pm & 6:00 pm

Music Dance

Sionnaine Irish Dancers

The Sionnaine (pronounced “Shannon”) Irish Dance Academy has been a part of the proud tradition of Irish dance for a decade. They promote the appreciation of Irish culture and dance through the performance of both traditional and modern Irish step dancing, hardshoe and softshoe, as well as ceili (group) dancing and choreographies. 

Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

Sunday March 18
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music

Pat Chessell

Pat Chessell has gained a loyal fan base due to his exceptional acoustic guitar playing, warm, passionate vocals and his engaging stage presence. His voice has been described as a mix between Johnny Cash and Bing Crosby. Pat has been gifted with the ability to win over any audience by providing them with an eclectic mix of Irish and Canadian folk music, making them feel like they’re sitting in a tiny pub on the coast of Donegal sipping on a beer.

Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

Sunday March 18
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music

B.C. Regiment, Irish Pipes & Drums

The BC Regiment, Irish Pipes and Drums is comprised of 28 proud civilian volunteers, and is one of only five serving Irish regimental pipe bands in the world. These enthusiastic and talented musicians’ soul-stirring sound will make your toes tap and your heart swell!

They appear under the direction of Pipe Major, Alistair Pattison, and by the kind permission of Lt. Col H.S. Sajjan, CD, AdeC.

Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville St.

19 Years +

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Festival Venues

Outdoor Venues
CelticFest

Music Stage
Celtic Village

Granville Street (at Georgia St)

Pacific Centre

Performance Stage
Lunch-Time Concerts
Plaza @ Pacific Centre
(Georgia & Granville)

CelticFest

Kids Tent & Area
Celtic Village

Granville Street
(Smithe to Robson)

The Village

The Plaza
Village on False Creek

Manitoba St. & Athlete’s Way

Official Festival Venues
Edgewater Casino

Stadium Club at Edgewater Casino
750 Pacific Blvd South
(at Plaza of Nations)

Doolin’s Irish Pub

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St.@ Granville St.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville
Home of the Official CelticFest Pre-Parade Breakfast

The Irish Cellar

The (Irish) Cellar
1006 Granville St. @ Nelson St.

Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
City Stage
Lobby Level - 929 Granville St.

Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
Music Hall
3rd floor - 929 Granville St.

Doolin’s Irish Pub

The Vogue Theatre
918 Granville St.

Johnnie Fox's Irish Snug

Johnnie Fox's Irish Snug
1033 Granville St.