Saturday, July 21 to Sunday, July 22, 2012; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Belfast, Waterfront, Belfast, Maine
The Maine Celtic Celebration is a family oriented celebration of the rich Celtic heritage, culture and hospitality found along the coast of Maine. Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday, but the event relies on donations. Your contribution will help us fund the celebrations this year.
Saturday, July 21st, 2012
10 till 10.45 AM Press Gang: Kicking tunes to kick us off. These lads from Portland are the business.
11.00 till 11.45 AM Pat Kane: Balladeer of the Southern Tier
12.00 till 12.45PM Stanley and Grimm: New England based Celtic Fiddle, Guitar, and Songs
1.00 to 2.00 Ryan McGiver & Pádraig Rynne: from New York and Ireland, some of the best Concertina and Guitar around.
2.15 till 3.15 PM Michael Black: One of the world famous Black family, and a great singer not to be missed.
3.35 till 4.35 PM Chrissy Crowley: Cape Breton tunes
4.55 till 6.10 PM Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few: Irish music from the Pacific NW
6.30 till 7.45PM Vishten:
8.05 till 9.15PM Sprag Session: Formerly The Colin Grant Band. A last minute addition 2 years ago, and a big hit! They’re back! High Energy Cape Breton Style!
9.20 PM Fireworks
Steam Boat Stage
9.00 till 11.00 AM Celtic Dog Breeds Show and Tell: Bring your pooch and tell all about it.
11.00 till 11.45 PM Chuck Donnelly and Emma Walsh: Fresh Celtic; a new twist on old tunes.
12.00 till 1.00 PM Local Fiddle Extravaganza
1.15 PM Cape Breton Stepping with Bob McCormick: Come and learn this laid back style of Step Dancing
2.15 PM Naia: Harp and Flute from Portland, Maine
3.00 PM Men in Kilts: Need we say more?
4.00 till 4.45 PM TBA
5.00 till 5.45 PM Maximum Blue: Maine Fiddle and Guitar.
9.30 AM Morning Sessions: Sit down, start a tune, and see who joins in! There’s nothing like music for meeting folk.
10.30 AM Irish Whistle and Flute with Hanz Araki
11.30 AM Irish Dancing with Lauren Hollister
12.30 PM Irish American Club Ceili
2.00 PM Fiddle work shop with Nikki Engstrom of Stanley and Grimm
3.30 PM Michael Black: Traditional Sons and how to sine em’.
5.00 PM Afternoon Session:Show what you learned in the workshops. Tunes, tunes, tunes(and maybe a song).
9.30 PM After hours Jam and Concerts
7.00 AM Sign up for the Celtic 5K Road Race – Belfast High School
8.30 AM Celtic 5K Road Race – Belfast High School
1.00 PM Kids Wellington Boot Toss and highland Games: Not so Heavy Games for the wee’uns. – Steam Boat Landing
3.00 PM Tug of War – Steam Boat Landing
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
10 till 10.45 AM Chrissy Crowley
11 till 11.45 AM Michael Black
12 till 1.00 PM VIshten
1.00 PM Cheese Roll (Maximum Blue)
1.30 till 2.30PM Sprag Session: Formerly The Colin Grant Band. A second chance to this great band from Cape Breton.
2.45 till 3.30 PM Ryan McGiver, Pádraig Rynne
3.45 till 4.30 PM Belfast Bay Fiddlers: Rounding out this year Celebrations.
Steam Boat Stage
10.00 till 10.45 AM Stanley and Grimm
11.00 till 11.45 AM Press Gang
12.00 till 12.45 PM Chuck Donnelly and Emma Walsh: Fresh Celtic; a new twist on old tunes.
1.00 till 1.45 PM Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few
2.00 till 2.45 PM Pat Kane
3.00 till 3.45 PM Naia
9.00 AM Morning Sessions: Sit down, start a tune, and see who joins in! There’s nothing like music for meeting folk.
10.30 till 11.30 AM Small Fry Fiddling: Fiddle for kids with Katheryn Claire
12.00 PM Emily Smaha: Scottish Dancing
2.00 PM Bones Workshop: Bring a couple of spare ribs and learn from All Ireland Compeditor, Allison Lakin.
3.00 PM Afternoon Session:Show what you learned in the workshops. Tunes, tunes, tunes(and maybe a song).
8.00 AM Highland Heavy Games: Not for the faint hearted – Steam Boat Landing
12.00 PM Molly Malone Wheelbarrow Race: Solve your relationship issues in 100 yards. – Steam Boat Landing
2.00 PM The isle of Mann Three legged Race – Steam Boat Landing