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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 2020 line-up includes:

We’re still putting the finishing touches on the line-up. More instructors coming soon!

Hanz Araki, Festival Director & Faculty

Hanz Araki, Festival Director & Faculty

Flute, Whistle, Songs

Jonathan Cooper, Faculty

Jonathan Cooper, Faculty

Fiddle Making

Dan Faiella, Faculty

Dan Faiella, Faculty

Guitar

Pascal Gemme, Faculty

Pascal Gemme, Faculty

Fiddle

Lily Honigberg, Faculty

Lily Honigberg, Faculty

Fiddle

Jeremiah McLane, Faculty

Jeremiah McLane, Faculty

Accordion, Piano

Matt Bell, Faculty

Matt Bell, Faculty

Bodhran

Brenda Castles, Faculty

Brenda Castles, Faculty

Concertina

Anastasia DesRoches, Faculty

Anastasia DesRoches, Faculty

Fiddle

Yann Falquet, Faculty

Yann Falquet, Faculty

Guitar

Maeve Gilchrist, Faculty

Maeve Gilchrist, Faculty

Harp

Kieran Jordan, Faculty

Kieran Jordan, Faculty

Dance

Mari Black, Faculty

Mari Black, Faculty

Fiddle

Brian Conway

Brian Conway

Fiddle

Liz Faiella, Faculty

Liz Faiella, Faculty

Fiddle

Nic Gareiss, Faculty

Nic Gareiss, Faculty

Dance

Natalie Haas, Faculty

Natalie Haas, Faculty

Cello

Seán Heely, Faculty

Seán Heely, Faculty

Fiddle, Songs

Troy MacGillivray, Faculty

Troy MacGillivray, Faculty

Fiddle, Piano

Nicholas Williams, Faculty

Nicholas Williams, Faculty

Flute, Whistle, Songs, Accordion

Previous Faculty have included:

Andrea Beaton
Riley Baugus
Kevin Burke
Dennis Cahill
Liz Carroll
Màiri Chaimbeul
Baron Collins-Hill
Mike Compton
Kevin Crawford
Michael Doucet
Kevin Doyle
John Doyle
Richard Forest
Kimberley Fraser
David Greely
Chris Gray
Shannan Heaton
Winifred Horan
Cathy Jordan
Emmanuelle LeBlanc

 

Pastelle LeBlanc
Nuala Kennedy
Liz Knowles
Ryan McGiver
Pascal Miousse
Bruce Molsky
Jenna Moynihan
Joe Newberry
Pat O’Connor
Eamon O’Leary
Eoghan O’Sullivan
Malcolm Parson
Julia Plumb
Nicole Rabata
Cal Scott
Christian (Junior) Stevens
Pete Sutherland
Cillian Vallely
April Verch

and many more!