Welcome to the Irish Radio Canada Website. We are proud to share our Internet Radio Station. In 2005 we commenced On-Air broadcasting with CHIN 97.9FM producing and presenting The Gaelic Hour as a weekly show. in Sept 2016 we launched this new format. You can now enjoy a selection of music every day and we will be able to expand on the number of hours of interviews, as time goes on. I would like to encourage you to submit your music selection and hopefully I can find what you like in my library. The Archives section of the site will continue to provide access to the Gaelic Hour shows since 2006. Twitter, Facebook page and group will become more relevant in communicating and I hope to increase the use of Instagram as time goes on. If you have some suggestions, please visit the contact page and send on your ideas. The 11 years on air have been fun, but the effort in raising the large sum required to buy the time has become more onerous and the online station offers the opportunity to increase content and reduce costs. You can listen to the station using a variety of tools. The player on this page may be the simplest. The links below provide additional choices of players. Also, you can use your Smart Speaker to ask Alexa or Google for "Irish Radio Canada from TuneIn" I hope you enjoy and continue to listen.
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Every effort is made to be as accurate as possible in crediting artists etc. and should there be any inaccuracies, please contact us so we can correct.
We particularly welcome and invite new , as well as established artists to submit their music for inclusion in the playlists.
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The organization of an Annual Feile Bride was an offshoot of the Conference in 1993. It is a week to ten-day long series of events commencing on the eve of St. Brigid’s Day each year with a candlelight pilgrimage and ritual at St. Brigid’s wells on January 31st. The ritual draws hundreds of people from near and far. The feile continues to grow and attract many national and international groups. Solas Bhride has an abundance of pilgrims and visitors to the Centre on St. Brigid’s Day each year. Usually, the weaving of St. Brigid’s crosses take centre stage that day and it is wonderful to see so many happy faces showcasing St. Brigid’s crosses as they leave the Centre with their self woven crosses. The customs and traditions associated with St. Brigid are highlighted and celebrated in workshops in Solas Bhride, Kildare Library and Kildare Heritage Centre.
The programme for Feile Bride varies each year and usually includes a celtic lecture, a concert, poetry, music, song and dance.
Feile Bride events are now being organised both within and outside Ireland in places such as USA, Canada, Norway, Sweden, UK, Germany and Italy.
Brigid Festival Vancouver: Maura De Freitas
Brigid Festival Vancouver is a volunteer-led event and admission to all events is free. Donations to the Irish Benevolent Society of BC are appreciated. Learn more here.
Despite Brigid’s origins in mythology and religion, this festival is non-religious and everyone is welcome. Registration is required..
Traditionally, Brigid/St. Brigid's Day heralds the coming of Spring. She is patroness of many things, including poetry, learning, healing, protection, blacksmithing, livestock and dairy production. The saint shares her name with a Celtic goddess. Brigid's feast day is February 1, which was originally a pre-Christian festival called Imbolc.
Opening with an official welcome from Cathy Geagan the Consul General of Ireland to Western Canada on Wednesday, February 1, “Tending the Flame of St. Brigid” will feature the Brigidine Sisters of Kildare. This is an online event.
The fire was re-lit at a ceremony in Kildare Market Square in 1993 and the Brigidine Sisters continue to tend the flame in their centre, Solas Bhríde while sharing the values and legacy of St. Brigid.
Thursday’s session will be our first in-person event since 2020 and will be held at the Consulate General of Ireland, Vancouver. We're very proud to present "Irish Women Leaders in Business,” a panel of four dynamic Irish businesswomen who work in industries ranging from hospitality and construction to leading-edge technology, and venture capital funding. This after-work gathering on February 2 offers an opportunity to network, socialize and hear the stories of these remarkable women and to learn about their achievements.
‘Brigid 1500’, a programme of national and international events and initiatives to celebrate and commemorate St. Brigid, the woman, the life and the legacy launched today at St. Brigid’s Cathedral. According to leading Brigidine experts, 2024 marks the 1500th anniversary of the death of St. Brigid and thus, St. Brigid’s Day, 1st February 2024 will be a key date in the programme. The main aim of ‘Brigid 1500’ is to create a meaningful cultural and societal legacy that appeals to a diverse modern audience. ‘Brigid 1500’ is being delivered by Kildare County Council supported by a Steering Committee of leading experts across the fields of arts and culture, academia, industry, spirituality and religion, community, education and more.