Workshop Week

July 29 – August 2, 2019

A special summer session at the College, we hope this Workshop Week offers something for everyone. From dance to music, to language and even instrument making, come for a day, or visit for the week. Classes will include not only new skill development but discussion points on related topics. And make plans to stay for our Lunchtime and Wednesday Night Ceilidhs to see performers take the stage. Don’t miss these master class opportunities to learn from true leaders in their field.

Workshops are $25/day, with instrument-making and research presentation free with Hall of the Clans admission.

Highland Dance Master Class with current world champion Marielle Lespérance (for intermediate/advanced students)

  • 11am-12pm: Workshop
  • 12pm-1pm: Lunchtime Ceilidh featuring Marielle
  • 1pm-2pm: Workshop
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, July 25 (school@gaeliccollege.edu)

Piping Master Class with Kenneth MacKenzie (for intermediate/advanced students)

  • 11am-12pm: Workshop
  • 12pm-1pm: Lunchtime Ceilidh featuring Kenneth
  • 1pm-2pm: Workshop
  • Registration deadline: Thursday, July 25 (school@gaeliccollege.edu)

 

Harp Master Class with Dominique Dodge (for intermediate/advanced students)

  • 11am-12pm: Workshop
  • 12pm-1pm: Lunchtime Ceilidh featuring Dominique
  • 1pm-2pm: Workshop
  • Registration deadline: Friday, July 26 (school@gaeliccollege.edu)

Cape Breton Fiddle Master Class with Howie MacDonald (for intermediate/advanced students)

  • 11am-12pm: Workshop
  • 12pm-1pm: Lunchtime Ceilidh featuring Howie
  • 1pm-2pm: Workshop
  • Registration deadline: Monday, July 29 (school@gaeliccollege.edu)

Howie will perform later at the Wednesday Night Ceilidh taking place on-site from 7:30pm-9pm along with Brenda Stubbert.

 

Gaelic Song Master Class with Mary Jane Lamond (for intermediate/advanced students)

  • 11am-12pm: Workshop
  • 12pm-1pm: Lunchtime Ceilidh break featuring Mary Jane
  • 1pm-2pm: Workshop
  • Registration deadline: Tuesday, July 30 (school@gaeliccollege.edu)

Instrument Making Presentation (violin and guitar) with Cape Breton Instrument Maker, Otis Thomas

  • 2pm-3pm: Workshop (Hall of the Clans)
  • Open to Public - Admission included with the general entrance fee to the Hall of the Clans

Step Dance Master Class with Harvey Beaton (for intermediate/advanced students)

  • 11am-12pm: Workshop
  • 12pm-1pm: Lunchtime Ceilidh featuring Harvey
  • 1pm-2pm: Workshop
  • Registration deadline: Wednesday, July 31 (school@gaeliccollege.edu)

Dr. Glenn Graham Presentation ~ “How peripheral communities harness culture for regional development

  • 2pm-3pm: Workshop (Hall of the Clans)
  • Open to Public - Admission included with the general entrance fee to the Hall of the Clans
  • Glenn will also perform in Lunchtime Ceilidh