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The Celtic Connection


Established in 1991

It was 25 years ago when The Celtic Connection managing editor and publisher Maura De Freitas along with Catholine Butler launched the newspaper which now serves over 35,000 Celts across Western Canada and the Northwestern United States.

The Vancouver-based monthly publication established in 1991 has a strong focus on music, theater, movies and interviews, current events and Irish, English, Scottish and Welsh community news.

The Celtic Connection is Canada’s only newspaper which unifies all the Celtic people under one banner.

Together the mother-daughter team have worked tirelessly to help forge cultural alliances under the banner of The Celtic Connection newspaper.

Maura is responsible for all aspects of editing and production of the newspaper while Catholine writes and handles all aspects of sales and promotions for the newspaper.

Catholine is a familiar face to many in the Celtic world and widely recognized as one of the leading voices and one of the most influential people in Celtic communities across western North America.

In her monthly columns she has profiled countless individuals and interviewed a wide range of public figures giving voice to various Celtic communities and organizations.

Catholine has received numerous awards recognizing her work and contributions to help promote the highest aspirations of Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and English culture.

She also has extensive experience hosting Irish radio and television shows on community stations in both Ottawa, Ontario and Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta.