2019 Free Traditional Music & Dance Presentations & Workshops!

Provided with generous help from the Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music & Dance!

We are proud to offer a variety of workshops during the 24th Annual Saline Celtic Festival!
Learn step & contra dancing, try your hand at Bodhran drumming or with a tin whistle.

Raise your voice while learning traditional Celtic folk songs, and participate in a Ceili dance.

All workshops are family-friendly and free with Festival admission. 


Friday Evening, July 12

6:00 pm

BEGINNING TIN WHISTLE, with DIMA Instructor John Driscoll

(Bring your own whistle in the key of D or buy one on site for $5)
TRADITIONAL SINGING, Katie Else, Detroit Irish Music Association
BODHRAN DRUM, Tristan Pruss, DIMA (Bring your own small drum or use our “pizza box” drum ).
INTERMEDIATE FIDDLE, Steve Lesko, Chelsea House/Crossbow,  (Must bring your own fiddle & play - at least a little.)
STEP DANCE, (Edinburgh Stage), Marcel Lim, Motor City Irish Dance Co.
CONTRA DANCE, called by Martha Vander Kolk, Music by Michael Bean & Nora Dobos (Brecon Dance Stage)


7:00 pm

CEILI DEMONSTRATION, Maureen Doyle and the HSC Irish Dancers


7:15 pm

SCOTTISH BALLADS & FIDDLING, The Kimball Family & Friends


7:30 pm

PARTICIPATORY CEILI DANCE (Brecon Stage), dance called by Damsha Uisce Ban Mor, music by Michael & Nora
OPEN MUSIC SESSION (Edinburgh Stage), led by the Detroit Irish Music Association


Saturday, July 13

1:00 to 4:00 pm (Approximate times)

The Detroit Irish Music Association (DIMA) will be hosting a

Try An Instrument "Petting Zoo" in the Workshop Area

1:00 pm

Fiddle Workshop taught by Erik Sanderson

 2:00 pm
Flute/Tin Whistle Workshop with DIMA Instructor John Driscoll

(bring your own whistle/flute or buy a whistle for $5)


3:00 pm

Bring your own instrument and learn to play a new tune!!

Dulcimer presentation/workshop taught by Pat Tait sometime between 1-4 pm in Workshop Area

  Participatory Ceili led by Damhsa Uisce Ban Mor (music by Myron Grant and Brad Battey) on Brecon Stage


6:00 pm

(following Highland Dance Competition on Edinburgh Stage)
Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Adult Irish Dance Class performance, led by Jen Paruk


7:30 pm
Celtic Jam will lead a Session on the Edinburgh Stage!


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