Upcoming Shenanigans

11th Annual Carolan Festival: June 16-18, 2017 

Mallery Farm, Worcester, Vermont

A Gathering for people who play, listen, sing, or dance to the music of Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738), Irish harper and composer

Please view Sharon Schenkel’s marvelous 2016 Carolan Festival photo album (don’t need to have a Facebook account, just click “not now” to view)

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Carolan Festival. We have made a few changes to simplify things for ourselves, the organizers. Similar Schedule of Events as usual, with workshops, dancing, sessions, and Open Stage Concert, but new this year:

Admission will be by Suggested Donation: $10/person, $20/family of four (pay what you can) &

Coffee,  Lunch & Supper will be available from local (Cabot, VT) Back Road BBQ food truck (cash or credit card).

The block of rooms held at The Comfort Inn (will be released on May 26th), just mention Carolan Festival for a 10% discount. **There are still rooms available.** They are providing the conference room free of charge for jamming. The Staff enjoy our Festival guests immensely!

See Lodging page of website for this and other options.

Please check our website for more details, including the printable chart version Schedule of Events for Saturday!

Friday, June 16 Welcome Gathering  ~6:30 – 9 pm, Potluck snacks/finger food (Open House)

& Sunday, June 18th  10 am – ?  Clean-up, Potluck Brunch & Session in the Barn

From our Flyer:

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 

10 AM – 9 PM

MALLERY FARM, 108 NORTON RD

WORCESTER, VERMONT

Rain or Shine

~SESSIONS~

~MUSIC & SONG WORKSHOPS~

~PARTICIPATORY ENGLISH COUNTRY & IRISH CEILI DANCING~

~MORRIS DANCING~ WALTZING

AFTERNOON PERFORMANCES & CONCERT

including YOUNG TRADITION VERMONT FIDDLEHEADS

& HARP STUDENTS with DOMINIQUE DODGE

SUGGESTED DONATION

$10/person, $20/family of four (pay what you can: cash or check)

LUNCH & SUPPER available from Back Road BBQ 

PLEASE LEAVE YOUR DOG AT HOME 

More info:  carolanfestvt.com or 802-229-9468

 

Byrne and Kelly–The Echoes Tour–Burlington, Vermont

 

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Irish History and Heritage tour with Dr. Gearóid ÓhAllmhuráin

Our friend, the noted scholar and musician, Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin, will be offering a 10-day tour of Ireland next August. Honestly, we can think of no better person to accompany you to Ireland, and we expect that this tour will fill up quickly. See Celtic Crossings for more information.