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SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 12TH
SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH 

7:00pm - 10:00pm //  Welcome Ceili and Session

Where: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD

What: Everyone will be arriving Friday and we're excited to start the weekend with a ceili and a few tunes! . Workshop registrants can pick up their packets at the session between 8-10pm.

Refreshments offered for sale. 

Ceili called by Megan Downes and Catherine Marafino-Brice

Ceili Band:  

Session Led by: Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan, Patrick Ourceau, John Skelton, Rose Flanagan, Sean Earnest, Donna Long
 

$20  (Included in the full weekend package)

SATURDAY APRIL 13TH

9:30 am - 3:30 pm Music and Dance Workshops 

Where: ACCE, 1300 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

9:00 am // Registration for Music and Dance Workshops

9:30 am // Orientation and Warm Up for Music and Dance Workshops

10:00 am -3:30 pm// Music and Dance Workshops  

(Lunch break 12-1:30) A fantastic selection of gourmet sandwich lunch boxes plus beverage are available to purchase ahead with your registration. Hand made by Yes Chef!

 

What: A fun and intensive small group class (described on the Workshops page) with some incredible teachers and world class performers, in many different instruments, as well as song and dance. This is a great opportunity to meet other musicians and learn from the masters! Saturday classes are designed to be an intensive immersion experience and are thus held simultaneously, and participants will spend four hours with one instructor of Irish music, however half days may be offered upon request. There will be an intermediate session during the lunch break. Classes available for beginners though advanced levels. Visit the Workshops for full list of classes and class descriptions.)

See Register page for fees, and to sign up. Advanced registration strongly encouraged.

 

12-1:20 Lunch Break Session. Free to workshop participants. Session leaders: Mikey McComiskey and Brigid Carney

3:45-5:30pm/ Intermediate Session 
Where: ACCE, 1300 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

What: An Intermediate level session. Free to workshop participants

Session leader: Peter Brice

8pm // Irish Music Masters Concert at The Creative Alliance 


Where: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, MD


What: A highlight of the Baltimore Irish Trad Fest, this all-star concert features some of the world's greatest performers of traditional Irish music, song and dance. This rarely equaled array of internationally known talents from around the U.S. and Ireland.

Tickets: $35 for single tickets.  Included in the weekend pass

11:00am-1:00pm // Brunch Session

Enjoy a fabulous brunch followed by some tunes.  Arrive early. Brunch available for purchase. Free and open to all - come play, dance or listen. Led by: Josh Dukes, Mikey McComiskey, Brigid Carney, Megan Mette,, Lexie Boatright, Caitlin Hearn

Free and open to the public

@ NEPENTHE BREWING CO - 3626 Falls Rd
 

1:15-5pm // SEMINARS & REPERTOIRE CLASSES ON THE AVENUE

$20 per class, $50 for all three slots (Included in the Full Weekend Package) 

 

1:15-2:15pm (Choose one)

  • Workshop: Intro to Irish Music on the Tin Whistle with Tess Hartis @ BLUEBIRD PUB 3600 Hickory Ave

  • Instructor Panel: From Clare to Boston with Patrick Ourceau and Joey Abarta @ BLUEBIRD GREEN ROOM 3600 Hickory Ave

  • Tune Teach w/ John Walsh and Catriona Fee @ American Legion Post 2 3606 Hickory Ave

2:30-3:30pm (Choose one)

  • Workshop: Youth Fiddle Class with Tess Hartis @ BLUEBIRD PUB 3600 Hickory Ave

  • Instructor Panel: Irish Traditional Music in and around London with John Skelton, Kathleen and Pauline Conneely @ BLUEBIRD GREEN ROOM 3600 Hickory Ave

  • Health and Wellness for musicians and dancers with Sean McComiskey PT, DPT @American Legion Post 2 - 3606 Hickory Ave

3:45-4:45pm (Choose one)

  • Song Repertoire Class with David McKindley-Ward and Eileen Estes @ BLUEBIRD PUB 3600 Hickory Ave

  • Instructor Panel: The New York Sligo Style with Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, Brendan Dolan and Rose Flanagan @ BLUEBIRD GREEN ROOM 3600 Hickory Ave

  • Slow Session w/ Peter Brice @ American Legion Post 2 3606 Hickory Ave 

Our dinner recommendation: Before the Farewell Session, the American Legion Post next door will be offering iconic Baltimore pit beef from 1pm until about 7!  Grab a bite before the tunes start.
 

5:30pm -  // Farewell Sessions
Session @ BLUEBIRD GREEN ROOM 3600 Hickory Ave

Singing Session @ BLUEBIRD PUB 3600 Hickory Ave

Put what you've learned to work and play some tunes at the Bluebird Green Room or sing some songs in the Bluebird Pub with staff and guest musicians.  Free and open to all - come play, dance or listen.  Led by: Joey Abarta, John Skelton, Sean McComiskey, David McKindley-Ward, Rose Flanagan, Joanna Clare, Anna Colliton

Free and open to the public

Programming subject to change.

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