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Artists

2020 Tutors & Performers:

Catherine McEVOY (IRE)
Irish flute, whistle
Winner of the TG 4 Musician of the Year 2019, Catherine McEVOY stands out as one of the finest exponents of the North Connacht tradition of flute playing.
Rob ZIELINSKI (AUS)
Irish fiddle
Winner of Ireland’s Michael Coleman Traditional Fiddle Player of the Year Award, he’s one of Australia’s leading players and makers.
Chris NORMAN
flutes, small pipes
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia into a music loving family, Chris’ influential work as performer, composer, recording artist, teacher and flute maker has earned him worldwide recognition.
Shane LESTIDEAU (AUS)
baroque violin, fiddle
Director of the Evergreen Ensemble, Shane has worked with baroque ensembles on some of the most prestigious stages in France, fiddled her way around Ireland and Scotland, and performed and recorded with dozens of top musicians all over Europe.
Tim CUMMINGS (USA)
smallpipes, whistle
Tim is a Vermont-based composer and multi-instrumentalist (chiefly a piper) who enjoys an uncommonly diverse repertoire.  His music spans from contemporary and sacred music to the traditional melodies of the British Isles, Appalachia, Cape Breton, Brittany, and beyond.
Andy RIGBY (AUS)
harp
Well known across Australia, Andy is one of the leading designers, makers, players and teachers of the harp. His performance interests include most folk traditions involving the harp
Shelley PHILLIPS (USA)
singing, harp
An extraordinarily versatile musician, Shelley founded the Santa Cruz Community Music School, where for many years, she ran Celtic music camps for children and teens, maintains a private studio, and presents concerts and workshops with visiting musicians of the highest caliber.
amazing sessions

walking tour of historic Queenscliff

  • Irish fiddle – (all bowed strings welcome including viola, cello, etc)
  • Flute – simple system and modern flutes; Irish, Scottish, Quebecois & Cape Breton tunes
  • Baroque & renaissance flute – a daily session exploring repertoire & style for art and poular music of the 16th – 18th centuries
  • Whistle – in D
  • Scottish small pipes – tunes of the British Isles, Appalachia, Cape Breton, Brittany, and beyond
  • Harp – Celtic tunes and techniques and ensemble playing
  • Songs & ballads – from the Celtic and North American traditions
  • Saturday Singers Workshop: We invite singers from the Bellarine and beyond to join us for a day-long exploration of songs and ballads from the Celtic and North American traditions on Saturday 29 February. Lunch and the evening concert are included. On the registration form select ‘Saturday Singers Workshop’.
  • Celtic Ensemble
  • Baroque Ensemble
  • Sessions
  • Seaside walks
  • Local craft beer & wine tastings – (BYO-pot-luck)