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We have the opportunity to offer some great mini workshops throught the day and they will be free for all to attend and watch or participate.

Don't play an instrument or dance? No problem! You're more than welcome to sit in and just enjoy the session with your workshop ticket. Playing is optional!

We'll post more information as we get organized!


12:00 pm - Fiddle & Cello Workshop with Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira
Calling all string instrument players!  Other instrumentalists interested in Celtic music are also most welcome.

Participants will dive into a fun tune, learning the melody, and harmony and accompaniment ideas.  Ornamentation and bowing tips will be provided.

By the end of the workshop, the group will enjoy playing this together in an exciting ensemble arrangement.

1:30 pm - Learn a simple song in Scots Gaelic with Fraser Gandy! Fraser will have a simple Gaelic song, with lyrics and pronounciation guide, and you can raise your voices together! If there’s enough interest, singers with a ticket to the ceilidh can perform the song that evening!

2:45 pm - Learning Your First Scottish Country Dance - The Regina Scottish Country Dancers will introduce to this fun and social form of dance! No experience needed.

3:30 pm - Uilleann Bagpipes 101 - Join host Iain MacDonald for tunes, chat and Q&A about the uilleann (ill-un) bagpipes. The iconic Irish bagpipe (Leo Rowesome, Willie Clancy, Planxty, The Chieftains, Bothy Band) might not have the history you expect! He’ll talk about how they are made, how they work and about the traditions and history associated with them.