Work Shop Tent (Site 20)

April 27, 2019

No outside alcoholic beverages of any kind are allowed into the festival. Alcoholic
beverages are available for sale at multiple locations throughout the festival grounds.

Thanks to all Celtic musicians near and far who have expressed interest and supported our festival along the way. We are working hard to keep our Celtic performance stages fresh, diverse, and ever-changing. So, if we haven’t contacted you to perform on our stages this year, rest assured that you may still be in the running for future opportunities.

Time Workshop Provider(s)
10:00 Elke Baker Fiddle Workshop – Learn about Scottish Fiddling and Cape Breton style from one of this country’s most eminent practitioners of the art, National Champion Elke Baker
11:00 Kilmaine Saints – Songwriting – Brendan Power, Jon Heller, Rich Lipski, Tommy Leanza, Liz Mallin, and Bill Brown. This workshop will focus on our song writing process, inspiration, responsibilities of the partners, funny anecdotes as well as an open question forum. As a band that has released five albums, we have learned a lot about the creative process and the collaboration needed to create music together.
12:00 Rare Spirits – Prohibition and the Irish Experience- Journey with us on a musical tour and learn about one of the wildest periods in American History: Prohibition! Join Rare Spirits as we explore the Irish American experience during these tempestuous times through song, starting with the early Temperance movement and up through the calls for repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment! Sláinte!
1:00 Celtic Machinations – Bodhran – Holly Breivik and Jim Lawrence– Bring your bodhran and learn how to play or add another technique to your repertoire!
2:00 Gaelic Mishap – Fiddle Workshop – A Four Part Jig with Ornamentation – Working through the “Lark in the Morning” jig while incorporating common Celtic ornamentation. Led by trad solo act and violinist of Gaelic Mishap – Gary Eurice
3:00 Robin Bullock – Guitar workshop – A master of Celtic guitar accompaniment and finger style playing, Robin Bullock will teach altered tunings to make traditional Celtic music sound authentic on guitar
4:00  Ben Williams’ Reunion – Celtic Jam Session
The tradition continues with CSSM Founding member, Ben Williams, and his group known as Tradition Celtic Band and Friends – ALL ARE WELCOME – bring your instrument and join the jam!

Cannon Fire on the Hill!
Multi-Century Battle with Cannon Fire on the hill behind this Tent – presented by our Living History groups

5:00 ***Please join the open Jam Session on Glen Stage***
6:00 – 9:00 EVENING CEILIDH – THE AFTER PARTY IN DANCE PAVILION – led by the Gaelic Mishap!!!
6pm — 6:45pm – Ceilidh kickoff — approx. 15+ min slots: champion competitors of the day
6:45 — Gaelic Mishap — music, dancing, and socializing
(1) Each set begins on the hour and is scheduled for 45 min to allow 15 minute stage turnover time.
(2) Workshop Tent provides an unplugged venue for these special guest performers to provide workshops, demonstrations, and informative talks in an intimate setting – (Admission is FREE with Festival Pass)

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