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Festical Venues, Schedule & Tickets

See the CelticFest Vancouver 2012 Schedule below

Tom Lee Music City Stage Events

 

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY MARCH 17         Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Saturday March 17
10:00 am

Festival Pick Workshop

Celtic Cello Workshop 'Groove it up'
with Lea Kirstein

This is an experiential workshop for all bowed instrumentalists: bring your instruments and participate. All ages are welcome, but a year of playing experience is recommended. You’ll explore new techniques in ‘the art of groove’ – making your violin, viola, cello or bass dance with groove-accompaniment and percussive, extended techniques as they can be applied to Celtic music. Lea Kirsten is a creative and resourceful string player from Victoria.  She holds a BMus specializing in music education and classical viola performance from UVic.

Presented by Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
City Stage
Lobby Level,
929 Granville St.

Free

Saturday March 17
11:00 am

Festival Pick Workshop

Bagpipe Workshop
with Edward MacIlwaine

Bagpipes 101: An introduction to the Scottish Bagpipe, its workings, its music and some of its fascinating history. The workshop will include an introductionto Scottish classical or art music, known as Piobaireachd.

Ed McIlwaine started his piping career with the White Spot Pipe Band in 1986. Since 2001, he’s been a dedicated student and teacher, particularly of piobaireachd, and is a frequent competition prize-winner in Scotland. He is also a Past President of the British Columbia Pipers' Association.

Presented by Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
City Stage
Lobby Level,
929 Granville St.

Free

Saturday March 17
12:00 pm

Festival Pick Workshop Dance

Percussion in Traditional French-Canadian Music Workshop
with Vazzy

Explore the various forms of percussion traditionally used to accompany French-Canadian fiddle music and songs. In French-Canada, feet are not just used for walking. Discover some of the history behind the instruments, the connections across time and to other cultures and traditions as well as some performance “how to’s” while enjoying snippets of Vazzy’s lively music.

Presented by Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
City Stage
Lobby Level,
929 Granville St.

Free

Saturday March 17
1:00 pm

Festival Pick Workshop

Jaw Harp Workshop
with Deirdre Morgan

Ethnomusicologist Deirdre Morgan explains and demonstrates the pocket-sized Jaw Harp (AKA the Jew’s Harp and Mouth Harp), one of the oldest musical instruments in the world. Played around the globe amongst various cultures, this resonating mouth instrument has a fascinating story.

Presented by Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
City Stage
Lobby Level,
929 Granville St.

Free

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DATE / TIME EVENT VENUE TICKET INFO
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:
SUNDAY MARCH 18

Sunday March 18
12:30 pm

Festival Pick Workshop

Newfoundland Button Accordion Workshop
with Lorne Warr

Join Newfoundland native Lorne Warr for a Sunday afternoon workshop featuring the button accordion played in the traditional Newfoundland style. When the Celts settled on the East Coast they brought more than just their desire to start a new life, they also brought their love of music. This tradition has been passed down from generation to generation. Lorne learned to play the button accordion from his grannie, who played well into her nineties. The button accordion in Newfoundland is akin to the fiddle in Ireland – and no kitchen party would be complete without it.

At this workshop, you’ll learn tips on this unique style of play, hear a few songs accompanied by the accordion and be entertained by Lorne's East Coast charm.

Presented by Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
City Stage
Lobby Level,
929 Granville St.

Free

Sunday March 18
1:30 pm

Festival Pick Workshop

British Isle Fiddling Workshop
with Nellie Quinn

Ever wondered how Canada got its distinctive fiddle style? Join Canadian folk fiddler Nellie Quinn to learn about how the British Isles influenced Canadian fiddling. This is an all-ages workshop for both musicians and those just coming down for a listen (maybe bring a recorder and join in!). This is a great chance to ask any questions or even record some new tunes.

Presented by Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
City Stage
Lobby Level,
929 Granville St.

Free

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Festival Venues

Outdoor Venues
CelticFest

Music Stage
Celtic Village

Granville Street (at Georgia St)

Pacific Centre

Performance Stage
Lunch-Time Concerts
Plaza @ Pacific Centre
(Georgia & Granville)

CelticFest

Kids Tent & Area
Celtic Village

Granville Street
(Smithe to Robson)

The Village

The Plaza
Village on False Creek

Manitoba St. & Athlete’s Way

Official Festival Venues
Edgewater Casino

Stadium Club at Edgewater Casino
750 Pacific Blvd South
(at Plaza of Nations)

Doolin’s Irish Pub

Doolin’s Irish Pub
654 Nelson St.@ Granville St.

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

Ceili’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
670 Smithe St. @ Granville
Home of the Official CelticFest Pre-Parade Breakfast

The Irish Cellar

The (Irish) Cellar
1006 Granville St. @ Nelson St.

Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
City Stage
Lobby Level - 929 Granville St.

Tom Lee Music

Tom Lee Music
Music Hall
3rd floor - 929 Granville St.

Doolin’s Irish Pub

The Vogue Theatre
918 Granville St.

Johnnie Fox's Irish Snug

Johnnie Fox's Irish Snug
1033 Granville St.