About Us


The York Simcoe Irish Performing Arts Association was formally established in 2001. Our purpose is to organize and run an annual Irish Cultural Festival, which features dance, music, art and baking competitions. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for members of the Irish community to celebrate the richness of their culture, share this culture with the community at large and to provide support for all participants.

We work in partnership with Yvonne Kelly Dance Adademy. Their studio is located in Newmarket. In addition, we would like to recognize the past support of the Trillium Foundation, the Region of York and the Town of Newmarket.

We are pleased to be involved in organizing our 19th annual feis at the Newmarket Soccer Club, on September 18, 2022. Please download our syllabus or register online, and come and join us!