Kitchen Rackets is back for Celtic Colours
Friday October 5 through Friday October 12 in St. Peter's
Once again we are delighted to offer our Kitchen Rackets program during Celtic Colours in St. Peter's. In the past five years we've had the good fortune to meet hundreds of travelling musicians here for the incredible Celtic Colours concerts. Many have become regular participants in our late-night jam sessions, and at our day time music workshops. We look forward to seeing our old friends and meeting new ones.
Late night jam sessions at the Bras d'Or Lakes Inn.
Join us any night or all of them, Friday October 5 through Friday October 12, from 10 pm to 1 am at the Bras d'Or Lakes Inn, Grenville St., St. Peter's. Each night a local musical host will kick off the jam, all players, singers and dancers are welcome to join the circle. This is basically an accoustic jam session - electric basses and keyboards allowed. We also have a sound system and mikes for vocalists. Admission is free for participating musicians. $5 at the door; only $3 if you bring your ticket stub for that evening's concert. Restricted to patrons 19 yrs age and older.
Jam Session Hosts
Friday Oct. 5: Darren Carter & Friends
Saturday Oct. 6: Robert Boomer MacDonald and Ross Ferguson
Sunday Oct. 7: MacKayla MacNeil
Monday Oct. 8: Krysta MacKinnon & Jay Luddington
Tuesday Oct. 9: Hank Middleton & Friends
Wednesday Oct. 10: Diasporado Band
Thursday Oct. 11: Bill Quimby
Friday Oct. 12: Leona Burkey
Daytime Music Workshops with some of Cape Breton's finest instructors
Dwayne Côté Fiddle and Guitar Workshops
Advanced Fiddle Classes
Mon/Tues/Wed (Oct 8 - 10): 2 - 3 pm
Multi-award winning renowned fiddler Dwayne Côté offers this class to advanced fiddle players who wish to learn more difficult techniques and sets of Cape Breton Fiddle tunes.
Beginner/Intermediate Fiddle Classes
Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs (Oct 8 - 11): 1 - 2 pm
Further your Celtic fiddle skills. This class is tailored for beginner to intermediate players and will focus on Cape Breton fiddle techniques and tunes.
Celtic Guitar Chording Classes
Mon/Tues/Wed (Oct 8 - 10): 3 - 4 pm
Learn how to accompany Celtic musicians (fiddlers, etc.) on your guitar and utilize chording techniques.
All Dwayne's workshops are $35 per person per class. Register by email email@example.com or phone Lisa at (902) 849-6400
JP Cormier Guitar Workshop
One session only:
Friday, October 12: 2 - 3:30 pm
A 90 minute journey through the musical mind and repertoire of J.P. Cormier. The maestro will discuss, demonstrate and perform from all styles of guitar, including flat picking and fingerstyle, and through the various genres of each style. History of the music and instrument will also be discussed.
$35 per person. Register for JP's workshop by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Greg at (902) 535-3990.
Roger Stone Banjo Workshops
Two morning sessions
Wed/Thurs (Oct 10-11): 10:30 am - noon
On Wednesday, Roger introduces the history of the banjo, and introduces bluegrass techniques made popular by the late Earl Scruggs. The style is based on arpeggiated, or broken down chords, played with picks or fingers. This will be of great interest to beginner banjo players or those now playing finger style guitar. On Thursday, Roger will introduce Clawhammer style and basic frailing and drop thumb techniques. These are great for the person who wants to back up a song while performing. Students in both workshops will pick up a few basic tunes to continue practicing these new techniques at home.
$35 per person per class. Register for Roger's workshop by email email@example.com or phone Greg at (902) 535-3990.
Paul Davis Beginner Tinwhistle Workshops
Two afternoon sessions
Mon Oct 8 & Wed Oct 10: 2 - 3 pm
Paul Davis instructs this workshop that includes an introduction and brief history, basic scales, and music suitable for whistles. Paul will provide a list of relevant resources, website, etc. and will give participants a CD of demo tunes at regular speed and slowed down to an easy pace. Maximum 15 participants, so be sure to book your spot.
$15 per person per class. Register by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Paul at (902) 227-5207
Johannes Sturm Luthier Workshop
One session only
Thurs Oct 11: 2 - 4 pm
Professional luthier Johannes Sturm will tailor this workshop based on participants’ interests, discussing violin making and repair; and maintenance including evaluation and minor adjustments to most stringed instruments. Bring your instrument!
$20 per person. Register by email email@example.com or phone Johannes at (902) 345-2883.
Square Dance Workshop with Roddie's Square Dancing Society
One session only
Monday Oct 8: 1:30 - 4 pm
Participants will be taught the four figfures of Roddie's Square Dance - three jigs and a reel. Join some of the regular dancers to learn this traditional St. Peter's and area set. Dancers at all levels from pure novice are welcome.
$7 per person. Register by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Shirley Landry at (902) 535-2093