OCTOBER 9-13, 2017

We welcome you to the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, located in Judique, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, home of famous fiddler, Buddy MacMaster.

Each October we welcome students from all over the world to the Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp, a week-long camp offered at the Celtic Music Centre during the week of the Celtic Colours International Festival. The camp allows students the chance to study with 2 Cape Breton fiddlers each day, for a total of 10 different instructors over five days, each instructor having their own unique style of Cape Breton fiddle playing.

Classes are aimed at intermediate and advanced players who wish to further their skills and learn the Cape Breton style of playing from some of Cape Breton’s most respected fiddlers. Students will have a chance to hear many great fiddlers during the week who are on location at the Celtic Music Centre and throughout the island during the Celtic Colours Festival. Optional Dance Ceilidhs and special events, also open to the public, conclude each day of classes.

Daily Schedule:

09:00: Meet & Continental Breakfast (included for registered students)
09:30: Class
10:30: Break
10:45: Class
11:30: Lunch / Optional Jam
12:40: Class
13:40: Break
13:50: Class
15:00: Ceilidh & Dance or other special event
(optional & also open to the public)

2017 instructors will be announced by summer 2017.

2016 Instructors were: Shelly Campbell & Dara Smith-MacDonald, Kinnon Beaton & Kenneth MacKenzie, Andrea Beaton & Wendy MacIsaac, Liz Doherty (Ireland) & Troy MacGillivray, Kimberley Fraser & Kendra MacGillivray


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MASTERS CONCERT: Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

7:30pm at the Celtic Music Centre (Doors & Bar open at 6:45pm. All ages)
RESERVED SEATING. LIMITED TICKETS FOR SALE.

Kickoff concert of the Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp featuring 10 fiddlers and guests on stage together. A concert NOT TO BE MISSED that always sells out quickly! Performers will be announced by summer 2017.


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A week of learning and playing at The Celtic Music Centre in Buddy's home village.

"The Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp is unique to Cape Breton Island in that it features the styles of ten different teachers, both from the younger and older generation of fiddlers. The atmosphere is one of natural Cape Breton hospitality, in a focused environment that allows you to absorb the music and the meaning. I highly recommend this camp for those wanting to learn the Cape Breton fiddling style."
~ Natalie MacMaster
 


REGISTER FOR THE 2017 CAMP
All prices in Canadian dollars.

»
Register Online for the FULL WEEK
» Register Online for Monday, Oct.9
» Register Online for Tuesday, Oct.10
» Register Online for Wednesday, Oct.11
» Register Online for Thursday, Oct.12
» Register Online for Friday, Oct.13

Full week: $500 CAD
Per Day:    $150 CAD

Continental breakfast included.


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Travel info & accommodations
Please contact us if you need help finding
accommodation or transportation in the area
or have any questions. Any inquires may be
forwarded to Allan Dewar, Music Director at:

allan(at)celticmusiccentre.com
 

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Full Week Scholarship Opportunity
If you are a resident of Inverness County, NS, you may be eligible for a full-week scholarship to the Buddy MacMaster Fiddle Camp, provided by the Municipality of the County of Inverness. Contact us for details.

 

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