Regular activities

Harp of Tara sponsors and supports various activities and events throughout the year.  Offering a rich variety of music, language, and dance.

​Harp of Tara has hosted a year-round weekly slow session since 2001. Friendly, social, a welcoming way for beginning musicians to experience the joys of Irish music and sessions, or for experienced musicians from other traditions to develop the Irish repertoire.

Another opportunity to get out and play some tunes is our regular monthly Siamsa, which has been running since 2000  
With a mandate, among others, to promote Uilleann pipes, Harp of Tara has taken the lead in the promotion of the Uilleann pipes, with workshops with master pipers. 

Weekly Dance Practice We have been getting together to learn and enjoy Irish Social Dance for 9 years
Monthly Céilís - The principal social event for Irish Music and Dance in Kingston has been running since 2001.

Weekly beginner and intermediate language classes are now underway.

Upcoming events:

February Ceili

Saturday, February 9.  7pm - 10pm.  Ecole Cathedrale School - 301 Johnson.  

Corner Johnson and Barrie (Use Barrie St. Entrance)

Adults: $15 ($10 for Harp of Tara members)
Students: $7  
Children under 12 are free
Please note that we will be offering Harp of Tara Associate Memberships for $10 per person for adults. The membership will entitle the adult member to a $5 discount to all five of our ceilis so it will pay for itself very quickly. There will also be some other benefits to membership.

Live Music, Light refreshments will be served at the break, Door Prizes

Irish Set and Ceili dancing is lively and fun to do. We will provide instructions for each dance so no need to worry about having previous experience and you do not need a partner. All ages are welcome!

Look forward to seeing you on the 9th!

St. Patrick's Ceili

Saturday, March 16.  6 - 10PM.  Ecole Cathedrale - 301 Johnson St.

We will have entertainment from 6- 7pm.  Dancing to follow.  Light refreshments and snacks provided.  Live music from Seventh Town

Admission: $15 (Member rate $10)

Students $7

Children Free


Irish Language Weekend

April 5 - 7, 2019.  Kingston Centre - 56 Francis St. 


 A weekend dedicated to the Irish Language.  The Irish Language Weekend is an opportunity for the community to dive into the Celtic language and culture that has a long history.  Newcomers can dabble in Irish phrases and experienced speakers can stretch out their vocabulary in an immersive environment.

Registration includes Irish language instruction, workshops, scheduled meals, banquet, and ceilí.
More information on fees, pricing and “a la carte” options on our website. Cash bar on site (Saturday). Vegetarian meals available.









Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann - Kingston Branch

Weekly Activities

Tuesday Night Slow Session
Currently held at 202 Main Street Barriefield

Tuesday Night Regular Session. 
Sir John's Public House 343 King Street East

Tuesday Night Solo Dance Classes

Registration -  Fall 2018

Thursday Night Set Dance Classes

​Currently held at 202 Main Street Barriefield

Thursday Night Language Classes
​Currently held at 202 Main Street Barriefield