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World-class Instruction

The Acadia Trad Festival brings together some of the most renowned performers in the world. But they are more than performers — they are talented, passionate educators as well. Faculty teach morning major classes as well as afternoon workshops. Workshop Instructors only teach in the afternoon. Please see our Classes, Workshops & Sessions page for more information.

 

Our 2019 line-up includes:

More coming soon!

New in 2019!

  • Songs & Accompaniment (Cathy Jordan & Eamon O’Leary)
  • Bodhran (Matthew Bell)
  • Piano (Troy MacGillivray & Andrea Beaton)
  • Beginner Guitar (Dan Faiella)
  • Bass (Malcolm Parson) – in conjunction with Cello program
Hanz Araki, Faculty

Hanz Araki, Faculty

Flute & Whistle

www.hanzaraki.com
Mari Black, Faculty

Mari Black, Faculty

Fiddle

www.mariblack.com
Kevin Doyle, Faculty

Kevin Doyle, Faculty

Dance

kevindoyledance.com
Maeve Gilchrist, Faculty

Maeve Gilchrist, Faculty

Harp

www.maevegilchristmusic.com
Seán Heely, Faculty

Seán Heely, Faculty

Fiddle

www.seanheely.com
Liz Knowles, Faculty

Liz Knowles, Faculty

Fiddle

www.lizknowles.com
Eamon O'Leary, Faculty

Eamon O'Leary, Faculty

Songs & Accompaniment

eamonoleary.bandcamp.com
Nikolai Fox, Workshop Instructor

Nikolai Fox, Workshop Instructor

Fiddle

https://www.nikolaifox.net

Lisa Maloney, Workshop Instructor

Lisa Maloney, Workshop Instructor

Dance

Matt Bell, Faculty

Matt Bell, Faculty

Bodhran

contemporarybodhran.com
Jonathan Cooper, Faculty

Jonathan Cooper, Faculty

Lutherie

www.jcooperviolinmaker.com
Dan Faiella, Faculty

Dan Faiella, Faculty

Guitar

lizanddanmusic.com
Cathy Jordan, Faculty

Cathy Jordan, Faculty

Songs & Accompaniment

www.dervish.ie/biography/cathy-jordan
Jeremiah McLane, Faculty

Jeremiah McLane, Faculty

Accordion

www.jeremiahmclane.com
Malcolm Parson, Faculty

Malcolm Parson, Faculty

Cello & Bass

www.malcolmparson.com/about
Veronique Plasse, Faculty

Veronique Plasse, Faculty

Fiddle

tradnation.com/veronique-plasse/
Marie Hamilton, Workshop Instructor

Marie Hamilton, Workshop Instructor

Harp & Song

www.facebook.com/marie.hamilton.music/

Mitch Reed, Workshop Instructor

Mitch Reed, Workshop Instructor

Fiddle

mitchreedmusiclessons.com
Andrea Beaton, Faculty

Andrea Beaton, Faculty

Fiddle, Piano

andreabeaton.com
Anastasia DesRoches, Faculty

Anastasia DesRoches, Faculty

Fiddle

anastasiadesroches.com
Liz Faiella, Faculty

Liz Faiella, Faculty

Fiddle

lizanddanmusic.com
Shannon Heaton, Faculty

Shannon Heaton, Faculty

Flute & Whistle

shannonheatonmusic.com
Kieran Jordan, Faculty

Kieran Jordan, Faculty

Dance

kieranjordan.com
Troy MacGillivray, Faculty

Troy MacGillivray, Faculty

Fiddle, Piano

www.troymacgillivray.com
Timothy Cummings, Workshop Instructor

Timothy Cummings, Workshop Instructor

Whistle, Pipe Tunes

www.timothycummings.com

Matt Heaton, Workshop Instructor

Matt Heaton, Workshop Instructor

Guitar

mattandshannonheaton.com
Will Roboski, Workshop Instructor

Will Roboski, Workshop Instructor

Dance

Previous Faculty have included:

Riley Baugus
Kevin Burke
Dennis Cahill
Liz Carroll
Màiri Chaimbeul
Baron Collins-Hill
Mike Compton
Kevin Crawford
Michael Doucet
John Doyle
Richard Forest
Yann Falquet
Kimberley Fraser
Nic Gareiss
Pascal Gemme
David Greely
Chris Gray
Winifred Horan
Ed Howe
Emmanuelle LeBlanc
Pastelle LeBlanc
Nuala Kennedy
Ryan McGiver
Pascal Miousse
Bruce Molsky
Jenna Moynihan
Joe Newberry
Pat O’Connor
Eoghan O’Sullivan
Julia Plumb
Nicole Rabata
Cal Scott
Christian (Junior) Stevens
Pete Sutherland
Cillian Vallely
April Verch

and many more!