FOLKLORAMA 20202021

2050 Chevrier Blvd. Winnipeg

August 1-7, 2021

Folklorama Update

As you have heard by now, after much consultation and consideration, this years Folklorama Festival has been cancelled. This decision was made not only by the Board of the Irish Association but we also received official notification from Folklorama on April 24, 2020. We all know this is the right decision in order to keep our Folklorama family safe and in good health.

We would like to thank all our extraordinary volunteers who dedicate so much time, ingenuity and energy to make the Irish Pavilion one of the top cultural experiences. Without those special folks who organize, build sets, showcase their Irish talents, plot and plan behind the scenes, attend meetings, chef up meals for 100’s, this is your year to take a breather and let your minds wander to making next years Pavilion “top notch”.

To the Volunteers who attend nightly during Folklorama week, “What would we do without you?” Thank you so much for your tireless dedication night after night with hopefully a bit of craic and food thrown in for good times! We hope to see you all back in the fold next year.

Folklorama 2021 will be held next year and for our Irish Pavilion it will be held August 1st-7th. Our venue site will remain the same and has been booked for 2021.

All our Best, Stay Safe, Social Distance, Wash Your Hands & Be Healthy

Bonnie Smeaton and Joe Savage,

Folklorama Coordinators

Folklorama 2021 "Cead Mile Failte"


An Idea was Born over 40 years ago

Folkorama  is the largest and longest-running multicultural Festival of its kind in the world.  Folklorama began in  1970 and the Irish Association boasts to have been involved within 3 years of its conception.  The Irish Pavilion is one of the longest running pavilions at Folklorama, 48 years. You just can't beat the hospitality of the Irish Pavilion . We showcase the McDonnell School of Dance, Traditional Music and brilliant talent directly from Ireland.  Our cultural centre enlightens all to life in Ireland,  past and present. Your senses will be perked to the aroma of homemade Irish stew, soda bread, colcannon and much more to tempt your taste buds. Sure, it will be fun and you can't leave the Pavilion without raising a Pint of Guinness and tapping your feet to the amazing music and dance.  See you all in August for some Great Craic!  

This year listen to the lively music of the “Celtic Way”, Winnipeg’s oldest Irish pub band , catch a glimpse of the champion Irish dancers from McDonnell School of Irish Dance and enjoy the world class male dancers from Dublin, Ireland.

Pavillion Coordinator

Joseph Savage has been our pavilions coordinator for the last five years as well as president of the Irish Club.

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Irish Pavillion

August 1 to 7th, 2021

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Co-Coordinator

Bonnie Smeation has been our kitchen coordinator at the Irish Pavilion for the past 5 years & 2nd year as co- coordinator.  

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Adult Ambassador

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Adult Ambassador

Amanda Berezowski - part of the Irish dance group that performs at our pavilion.

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Adult Ambassador

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Junior Ambassador

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Junior Ambassador

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2021 Folklorama Committee

Area Coordinators

Finance - Megan Allen

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Kitchen - Ken Hoglund

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Bar - Tara Martin

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VIP Tours - Joanne Small

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Bus Tours - Lindsey Allen Piotrowski

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Health & Safety & Guest services - Gerald Martin & Ryan Street

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Volunteers - Kieran Savage

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Admissions - Lisa Berezowski

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Cultural - Sharon Allen

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Stage Show Committee

      Megan Allen - chairperson

      Sharon Allen - costumes

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           Dance

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Featured Artists

McDonnell School of Irish Dance

The McDonnell School of Irish Dance performs throughout the year at concerts and festivals in Canada and the United States. They strive to promote Irish Culture through the beauty of dance. They perform traditional Irish step dancing, ceili, and modern Irish choreography. They also compete across North America and have won numerous medals and trophies for their solo and group performances. The dancers are brought together by a love for this form of Irish cultural expression and the enjoyment they get from sharing it with others. Classes are available for all ages and are taught by Maire McDonnell Prokopowich TCRG.

Our in house Trad. Musicians