Press Release

There’s a new Trad music school in Maine

BAR HARBOR, Maine — The Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts LLC (Acadia Trad School) provides a new opportunity to learn traditional music styles and techniques on fiddle, pipes, accordion, guitar, banjo, mandolin, whistle, bodhran, dance, voice and more, from world class musicians in an intimate and inspiring coastal Maine setting. Acadia Trad School distinguishes itself from other music camps in that there is a higher emphasis on learning technique and theory and smaller class settings than is found at most summer music camps.

Starting small but ambitious for their first year, Acadia Trad School will host two week-long learning sessions in July of 2013 on the beautiful waterfront campus of The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Classes will be held July 1st thru 5th, and also July 15th thru 19th, 2013.

The focus of classes this year is Irish and Old-Time music for week one, and Cape Breton, Acadian and Québécois music for week two. Faculty include Michael Doucet, Bruce Molsky, Kevin Burke, Cillian Vallely, Troy MacGillivray, Richard Forest, Cal Scott, all members of the band, Vishten, Ryan McGiver, Julia Plumb, and more.

Some housing is available on- campus on a first-come first-served basis. There also will be two meal plans offered by the College’s first-class kitchen Staff- a daily lunch only plan and a full meal plan for the week. For more information, class schedules, pricing, and to register, go to