Sharing Our Choral Art


The Ottawa Celtic Choir is proud to welcome Near North Voices, a University-Community Choir from North Bay and affiliated with Nippissing University, to Ottawa for a concert of Celtic and folk music that is not to be missed!

The particulars:
When: April 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Where: St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 154 Somerset Street, Ottawa, ON
How much: $20 for adults, $10 for students, $5 discount for ticket holders to movies taking place on Sunday, April 3rd at the Irish Film Festival at Arts Court.

Doors open at 7. Tickets are available at the door, on eventbrite or by contacting 613-552-3964 to reserve tickets.

Near North Voices was established in 2007 as an advanced choir on the Nipissing University Campus. Membership is open to students, faculty and staff at Nipissing University and Canadore College, as well as to members of the North Bay community. High school students are welcome, and Near North Voices offers Student Choral Scholarships for qualified students. Find out more at

This Weekend!

The last of the choir’s concerts for 2015 is this Sunday, December 13th at 7:30 pm.  The choir is delighted to be taking part in St. Luke’s recital series again this year, with a concert of Celtic Christmas and winter songs to get you in the mood for the season.

Doors open at 7 pm, concerts begins at 7:30 pm.  Entry is by donation.

St. Luke’s is at 760 Somerset, St. West, Ottawa, ON K1R 6P9, just to the west of the Chinese Arch in Chinatown. More information about the St. Luke’s recital series and information about parking near the church can be found here:

See you there!

OCC Concert Dec 13



The first of our concerts of the Christmas season is happening tonight!  I’m taking the choir back to my hometown for a concert of Celtic and Christmas music.

It’s all happening tonight at 7:30 pm, at Metcalfe United Church, 2677 8th Line Road in the Village of Metcalfe, Ontario.


Entry by donation at the door.

We hope to see you there!!


Concert Poster

Looking for Singers!

The Ottawa Celtic Choir is looking for singers!
If you have an interest in Celtic music, and in singing, come out to our first rehearsal of the season!
When: September 8, 2015 at 7:15 pm
Where: St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, Somerset and Elgin, in the Chapel

Ability to read music or speak one of the Celtic language is not necessary to join the choir.
For more information, please contact us by email: ellen (at) laughingbrook (dot) ca

A Celtic Christmas

Our upcoming concert for the 2014 Christmas season is almost upon us!  Come join us at the Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive, on December 7th at 7:30 pm for an evening of Celtic songs celebrating Christmas and Winter traditions.  There will be some old favourites, but there will be a lot of new musical discoveries to make as well!

Entry is by donation at the door.

We hope to see you there!

A Celtic Christmas


The 2014-2015 Season is starting!

The 2014-2015 season is almost upon us, and it’s shaping up to be a good one!  The choir is going from strength to strength this year, as we are now affiliated with the Music Department at Carleton University!  We are also going to be making a CD this year, our first!  As a result, I’ve been hard at work finding some really good new songs and polishing up some our favourite songs from past seasons.

We are always happy to welcome new members to the choir.  If you’re interested in joining, or in coming to check out a rehearsal, our first rehearsal of the year will be Tuesday September 9th, from 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm, at St. John the Evangelist Church on Somerset and Elgin.  

See you in September!


Celtic Choral Music Resources

Following on from my last post, I thought I would post a list of the great resources I have come across for Celtic Choral music.

In Ireland:

Seolta Music

Anuna – still a bit too challenging for my choir, but definitely some interesting music here.

In Scotland:

Taigh na Teud


In Wales:

Cerdd Ystwyth Music


In Brittany:

Breizh Partitions

In the Isle of Man:

The Manx Heritage Foundation

In Cornwall:

There isn’t much out there that’s in Kernewek (Cornish Gaelic), but this web site is a great resource for songs – An-Daras

In Galicia:

My resource for Galician songs appears to now be subscriber only, unfortunately.

In Canada:

Cypress Choral Music – tell Larry I sent you!