World-class Faculty

The Acadia Trad Festival brings together some of the most renowned performers in the world. But our faculty are more than performers — they are talented, passionate teachers as well. Faculty will also teach afternoon workshops, along with a number of other workshop instructors. Please see our Classes & Workshops page for course descriptions.

 

Our 2018 Faculty will include (more coming soon!):

Dennis Cahill

Dennis Cahill

Guitar

www.denniscahill.com

Maeve Gilchrist

Maeve Gilchrist

Harp

www.maevegilchristmusic.com

April Verch

April Verch

Old-Time Fiddle

www.aprilverch.com

Eamon O'Leary

Eamon O'Leary

Bouzouki

eamonoleary.bandcamp.com

Troy MacGillivray

Troy MacGillivray

Cape Breton Fiddle

www.troymacgillivray.com

Nicole Rabata

Nicole Rabata

Irish Flute & Whistle

www.nicolerabata.com

Winifred Horan

Winifred Horan

Irish Fiddle

www.solasmusic.com

Pascal Gemme

Pascal Gemme

Québecois Fiddle

www.pascalgemme.com

Joe Newberry

Joe Newberry

Banjo

www.joenewberry.me

Jeremiah McLane

Jeremiah McLane

Accordion

www.jeremiahmclane.com

Hanz Araki

Hanz Araki

Flute & Whistle

www.hanzaraki.com

Jonathan Cooper

Jonathan Cooper

Lutherie

www.jcooperviolinmaker.com

Nic Gareiss

Nic Gareiss

Dance

www.nicgareiss.com

Yann Falquet

Yann Falquet

Guitar

www.falquetgemme.com

Mike Compton

Mike Compton

Mandolin

www.mikecompton.net

Malcom Parson

Malcom Parson

Cello

www.facebook.com/MalcolmParson/

Mari Black

Mari Black

Scottish Fiddle

www.mariblack.com

Seán Heely

Seán Heely

Beginner Fiddle

www.seanheely.com

Previous Faculty have included:

Riley Baugus
Kevin Burke
Liz Carroll
Màiri Chaimbeul
Baron Collins-Hill
Kevin Crawford
Michael Doucet
John Doyle
Richard Forest
Kimberley Fraser
David Greely
Chris Gray
Matt Heaton
Ed Howe
Kieran Jordan

Emmanuelle LeBlanc
Pastelle LeBlanc
Nuala Kennedy
Ryan McGiver
Pascal Miousse
Bruce Molsky
Jenna Moynihan
Pat O’Connor
Eamon O’Leary
Eoghan O’Sullivan
Julia Plumb
Cal Scott
Christian (Junior) Stevens
Pete Sutherland
Cillian Vallely

and many more!