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GREENBRIDGE CELTIC FOLK FEST

JOIN NATALIE MACMASTER AND DONNELL LEAHY ALONGSIDE AN IMPRESSIVE LINEUP OF ROOTS, CELTIC, AND FOLK MUSICAL GUESTS, AS YOU TAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH CAPE BRETON AND IRELAND…WITHOUT EVER LEAVING ONTARIO!”

The idea behind Celtic Folk Fest was always to bring some of Canada’s cultural roots into the spotlight, namely of the Cape Breton and Irish variety. This family-friendly festival also caters to children, with a full kids area set up on the property. The festival aims to be an authentic experience, blending cultural experiences from Cape Breton and Ireland, as well as showcasing local fares and attractions to guests of all ages.

There will also be an educational aspect to the festival, with workshops geared towards teaching children and adults alike about fiddling, cultural practices, and other exciting lessons set-up to run throughout the day. The workshops will be run by Natalie and Donnell, as well as other performing acts from Cape Breton, Ireland, and all over Canada.

The festival event is scheduled to run rain OR shine! No pets, no coolers, no structures!

McCloskey Mainstage Schedule

Friday August 25., 2017

Doors 2pm/Performance Start 5pm

Evans And Doherty

  

Kevin Evans and Brian Doherty have been an integral part of the East Coast music scene for thirty-four years. To capture the essence of an Evans and Doherty performance, take a lively blend of traditional, original and contemporary songs, add a liberal sprinkling of stories and humour, then sit back and enjoy these fine entertainers.

Equally at home in a pub-setting, concert hall, festival or convention, Evans and Doherty are first-rate musicians, singers, songwriters, promoters and producers. They also possess the ability to entertain any audience, any place, any time.

Next Generation Leahy

 

Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance.
Doug, as a former member of “Leahy” and Jennifer, having played music throughout her life, both understand the joy and exhilaration only music can provide. It is no wonder then that their children understand innately that music will be a huge part of their lives.

Led by Doug, live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. And the children, so in love with what they are doing, enamour audiences who don’t want the show to end.

Natalie MacMaster’s Cape Breton Jam Band

 

One of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia’s most important exports and a superstar in the Celtic music world (though she’s far too humble to admit it), fiddler and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster has built a sterling, multi-decade career on electrifying playing and must-see live performances. Her extensive discography showcases MacMaster as both soloist and marquee collaborator, notably with husband and fellow fiddler Donnell Leahy. An Order of Canada is among many accolades the Ontario-based mother of six has received in recognition of her peerless artistic status.

Rhonda Vincent

A firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in any genre of music!
Breaking a stereotypical image, Rhonda Vincent takes the stage in designer gowns, stiletto heels, in a take-charge manner, far from the type set that Hollywood has portrayed as the image of acoustic music.

The Voice of Rhonda Vincent is powerful, surrounded by the rhythms of each instrument; featuring the individual styles of the world class musicians that collectively make up The Rage.
Reaching beyond the boundaries of bluegrass music… Rhonda Vincent & The Rage are one of the HOTTEST TICKETS in any genre of music!

Saturday August 26, 2017

Doors 10am/Performance Start 1pm

Evans And Doherty

  

Kevin Evans and Brian Doherty have been an integral part of the East Coast music scene for thirty-four years. To capture the essence of an Evans and Doherty performance, take a lively blend of traditional, original and contemporary songs, add a liberal sprinkling of stories and humour, then sit back and enjoy these fine entertainers.

Equally at home in a pub-setting, concert hall, festival or convention, Evans and Doherty are first-rate musicians, singers, songwriters, promoters and producers. They also possess the ability to entertain any audience, any place, any time.

The Double Cuts

    

Building on over three generations of Leahy musicianship, Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their children, are keeping those traditions alive through music, song, and dance.
Doug, as a former member of “Leahy” and Jennifer, having played music throughout her life, both understand the joy and exhilaration only music can provide. It is no wonder then that their children understand innately that music will be a huge part of their lives.

Led by Doug, live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano, and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. And the children, so in love with what they are doing, enamour audiences who don’t want the show to end.

Dervish

 

From the Great Wall of China to packed auditoriums in the Holy Land and more recently being the first Irish band to perform at the greatest music festival in the world, “Rock in Rio” in front of an estimated audience of two hundred and forty thousand people, Dervish have come a long way in seventeen years.

Formed in 1989 in County Sligo, Ireland by a group of five musicians, Liam Kelly, Shane Mitchell, Martin McGinley, Brian McDonagh and Michael Holmes who came together to record an album of local music which was released as The Boys of Sligo. Inspired by the project they decided to develop this informal gathering (which gathered weekly to play sessions in local pubs) into a working band under the name Dervish which was chosen as it related to any group of spiritual people who become enraptured by music.

Dervish is “an icon of Irish music” and will capture you spiritually with their breathtaking performance!

Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy

 

The entertainment world is filled with extraordinary stories. But few match the beguiling true-life tale of Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Canada’s reigning couple of Celtic music, whose dazzling career achievements underpin an incomparable off-stage life.

Indeed, when two of the planet’s very best fiddle players married in 2002, the proverbial mantelpiece was instantly crammed with JUNO and East Coast Music Awards. Though MacMaster and Leahy followed different trajectories – she a Cape Breton native who could step-dance before she could walk; he the oldest brother of acclaimed family group Leahy – both had assuredly crested the traditional music peak.

Their first recorded collaboration, 2015’s Bob Ezrin-produced album One, which was followed by 2016’s A Celtic Family Christmas (and which cemented the couple’s status as powerhouses on the seasonal circuit) confirmed MacMaster and Leahy were as dynamic working together as they were working apart.

ACCOMMODATION

HOTELS

Best Western Peterborough 84 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough, ON K9J7N9 (705) 742-3454
Comfort Inn Peterborough 1209 Lansdowne St, Peterborough, ON K9J 7M2 705) 740-7000
Elmhirst’s Resort 1045 Settlers Line, Keene, ON K0L 2G0 (705) 295-4591
Holiday Inn Peterborough Waterfront 150 George St, Peterborough, ON K9J 3G5 (705) 743-1144
Lake Edge Cottages 45 Lake Edge Rd, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0 (705) 652-9080
Motel 6 Peterborough 133 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough, ON K9J 7P7 (705) 748-0550
Quality Inn Peterborough 1074 Lansdowne St, Peterborough, ON K9J 1Z9 (705) 748-6801
Super 8 Peterborough 1257 Lansdowne St, Peterborough, ON K9J 7M2 (705) 876-8898
The Village Inn 39 Queen St, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0 (705) 652-1910
Whispering Pines Cottages 763 Bolin Rd, Keene, ON K0L 2G0 (705) 295-6857

CAMPSITES

Beavermead Campground 2011 Ashburnham Dr., Peterborough, ON K9L 1P8 (705) 742-9712
Hiawartha Tent + Trailer Park Keene, ON K0L 2G0 (705) 295-7030
Indian River Family Resort 2140 TransCanada Hwy, Indian River, ON K0L 2B0 (705) 957-2777
Bensfort Bridge Resort 1821 County Rd. 2, Bailieboro, ON K0L 1B0 (705) 939-6515
Shady Acres Camping + Cottages 740 Serpent Mounds Rd., Keene, ON K0L 2G0 (705) 295-6815
Dreamland Resort 885 Rivers Rd., Hastings, ON K0L 1Y0 (705) 696-9888
Birdsall Beach Resort 1176 Birdsall Line, Hastings, ON K0L 1Y0 (705) 696-2116