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 NOTE: WORKSHOP ADDED 

Sunday, July 16 at 10:30 am – Flute and whistle workshop with Hanz Araki.

Location either on the grass behind the Boathouse or under the Gazebo if needed due to rain.

 

Friday, July 14

Main Stage on the Common

6:00 pm     The Napper Tandies
Lift your glasses to toe-tapping pub-style tunes

7:00 pm     Colin Farrell, Johnny B. Connolly, & Cary Novotny
Members of Irish supergroups Lunasa and Solas!


Saturday, July 15

Main Stage on the Common

11:15 am   Fódhla
Varied disciplines coalescing in Irish music and exquisitely performed on flute, fiddle, and guitar

12:30 pm   Lindsay Straw
Singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player with a passion for the traditional music of the British Isles

1:45 pm   Liz & Dan Faiella
Siblings Liz and Dan exemplify the next generation of traditional musicians of New England

3:00 pm   Darlin’ Corey
An incredible duo performance of traditional and original songs and tunes from Maine, Canada, Southern Appalachia, and Ireland

4:30 pm   The Press Gang
Uniting the talents of four outstanding traditional musicians into an energetic, creative, musical partnership

6:05 pm   Colin Farrell, Johnny B. Connolly, & Cary Novotny
Members of Irish supergroups Lunasa and Solas!

7:45 pm   Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac
Award-winning legends of traditional music from Nova Scotia!

9:20 pm   FIREWORKS!


Steamboat Stage
Sponsored by the Acupuncture Clinic of Rhonda Feiman and Robbins Lumber Co.

9.30 am   Dog Parade
Parade around the grounds led by a kilted piper

10:00 am   Celtic Breeds Dog Show
Owners show and tell about their breeds

12:00 pm   Maine Fiddlers’ Showcase
A demonstration of the proud tradition of Maine fiddling with Alden Robinson, Elly Marshall, Liz Faiella, and Erica Brown

1:15 pm   Eireplay
Celtic tunes and songs by Cornwall’s favorite son Chris Brinn (piano accordion, vocals) with local friends Nick Appolonio (cittern, fiddle, vocals) and Chris Grey (uilleann pipes, whistles)

2:15 pm   Lindsay Straw
Singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player with a passion for the traditional music of the British Isles

3:15 pm   Liz & Dan Faiella
Siblings Liz and Dan exemplify the next generation of traditional musicians of New England

4:15 pm   Fódhla
Varied disciplines coalescing in Irish music and exquisitely performed on flute, fiddle, and guitar

5:15 pm   Yesterday’s Men
Mostly Irish songs and ballads with Matt Smith on banjo and vocals and Chris Brinn on piano accordion and vocals

6:15 pm   Competition Kilts
Who wears it best? A family friendly competition for all wearing plaid


Boat House Workshops
Sponsored by Celtic Heritage Productions

9:30 am   Breakfast Session – All invited to start the day

11:15 am   Bodhrán (Irish drum) with Hanz Araki

12:30 pm   Accompaniment: Guitar/Bouzouki with Matt Shipman

1:45 pm   Irish Fiddle with Colin Farrell

9:30 pm  Mighty Session
Traditional Irish Session hosted by Christian Stevens of The Press Gang!


Other Events

8:30 am   The Kilted Canter 5K Road Race/Walk
Where the pleats meet the streets. Located at the Belfast Area High School. Register in advance or at 7:30 am before the race. Organized by the Belfast Rotary Club.

9:30 am  The Dog Parade and Show
Sponsored by Little River Vet, Blake Vet and Viking Lumber
Meet at the Steamboat Stage with your dog and parade around the Celebration site led by a kilted piper. Parade followed by Celtic Breeds Dog Show.

12:00 – 4:00 pm The Children’s Area
Sponsored by Seebreeze Family Eye Care
Various children’s activities including arts and crafts, relay races, and the Not So Heavy Games like the Wellington Boot Toss

9:20 pm   FIREWORKS! Sponsored by the City of Belfast


Sunday, July 16

Main Stage on the Common

10:30 am   Eireplay
Celtic tunes and songs by Cornwall’s favorite son Chris Brinn (piano accordion, vocals) with local friends Nick Appolonio (cittern, fiddle, vocals) and Chris Grey (uilleann pipes, whistles)

11:30 am   Liz & Dan Faiella
Siblings Liz and Dan exemplify the next generation of traditional musicians of New England

12:30 pm   Lindsay Straw
Singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player with a passion for the traditional music of the British Isles

1:30 pm   New World Cheese Roll Championships
Sponsored by the State of Maine Cheese Company
Run, stumble, and tumble down the hill on the Common

2:45 pm   Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac
Award-winning legends of traditional music from Nova Scotia!

4:00 pm   The Press Gang
Uniting the talents of four outstanding traditional musicians into an energetic, creative, musical partnership


Steamboat Stage
Sponsored by Dutch Chevrolet

10:45 am  Gaelic Language and Song Workshop with Mary Jane Lamond

12:00 pm  Harp Circle hosted by Danielle Paus
A gathering of some of the finest harpists in the region)

1:15 pm    Buttons and Bellows: Johnny B. Connolly and Jr. Stevens
Accordion and concertina duets from two of the best!

2:15 pm  Elly Marshall, Miles Isacke, and Hanz Araki
Jigs, reels, and more from this fiddle, banjo, and flute trio

3:15 pm  Darlin’ Corey
An incredible duo performance of traditional and original songs and tunes from Maine, Canada, Southern Appalachia, and Ireland

4:15 pm  Fódhla
Varied disciplines coalescing in Irish music and exquisitely performed on flute, fiddle, and guitar


Boat House Workshops
Sponsored by Penobscot Shores Retirement Community

9:30 am   Open Session (What better way to start your Sunday morning?)

11:15 am  Cape Breton Fiddle with Wendy MacIsaac

12:30 pm  Cape Breton Dance with Shelby and Allanna

1:45 pm  Mandolin with Baron Collins-Hill

4:15 pm   Closing Session (Last chance to share tunes!)


Other Events

10:00 am   The 13th annual Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans will be celebrated at The First Church in Belfast, 104 Church St., at the 10:00 a.m. service. The service includes: the “calling of the clans” where anyone of Celtic descent can stand and shout out their family name; the “blessing of the bairns,” a special message and blessing for the children; and the “fields of the forest,” a remembrance of those who have died in the past year. The service will also feature Scottish or Irish music, sung and played on traditional instruments.

All Day        The Highland Heavy Games
Traditional Scottish games including the Caber Toss, Open Stone Put, Heavy Weight Throw, and Weight Over the Bar. Amateurs welcome. Registration begins at 8:00 am and games start at 9:00 am.

12:00 – 4:00 pm The Children’s Area
Sponsored by Out on a Whimsey
Various children’s activities including arts and crafts, relay races, and the Not So Heavy Games like the Wellington Boot Toss