Acadia Trad School Concerts
at The College of the Atlantic,
Gates Community Center.
All tickets general admission.


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Weds, July 3rd. Tickets $20, 7:00PM


Kevin Burke, Cal Scott, Cillian Vallely with Velocipede opening


Living Irish music legends, Kevin Burke, Cal Scott, and Cillian Vallely (of the band Lunasa) will be performing an unforgettable evening of Irish music and songs.
Velocipede will be opening this evening.

Thursday, July 4th. Tickets $5 adults, kids 16 and under free, 6:00-8:00 (fireworks start at 9, walking distance from COA)

Student concert night.


Acadia Trad School students will have the opportunity to perform on a big stage. This evening groups of students who have studied with the masters, will perform short sets. Look for a fun filled evening of great music, a few unpolished sets, but all fun... this is what traditional music is all about!

Friday, July 5th. Tickets $20, 7:00PM

Bruce Molsky, Pat O'Connor & Eoghan O'Sullivan with Katie Trautz opening


Old-time/Irish music master, Bruce Molsky, will be performing this evening. Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius.

Pat O'Connor & Eoghan O'Sullivan will be in west Ireland for this show. Pat and Eoghan bring the true traditions of west Ireland to our stage in Bar Harbor.

Weds, July 17th $20, 7:00PM

Troy MacGillivray Ryan McGiver Velocipede w/ Richard Forest


An evening of traditional music from Cape Breton and Quebec to the American Apalachia, Cape Breton fiddle master and multi award winner, Troy MacGillivray will take to the stage with guitar master, Ryan McGiver, Québécois fiddler and tune smith, Richard Forest, and Maine fiddle/mandoline duo, Velocipede (Julia Plumb and Baron Collins-Hil).


Thursday, July 18th. Tickets $5 adults, kids 16 and under free, 7:00PM

Student concert night.


Acadia Trad School students will have the opportunity to perform on a big stage. This evening groups of students who have studied with the masters, will perform short sets. Look for a fun filled evening of great music, a few unpolished sets, but all fun... this is what traditional music is all about!

Friday, July 19th Tickets $20, 7:00PM

Vishtèn


For the past decade Acadian powerhouse trio Vishtèn have acted as Francophone musical ambassadors throughout the world. The Canadian trio has dazzled audiences with their fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals that fuse Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern sensibility of rock influence.

Hailing from Prince Edward Island’s Evangeline area and from the most remote reaches of Quebec - the windswept Magdalen Islands - twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc join musical forces with Pascal Miousse to form a sophisticated sonic signature combing tight sibling harmonies, layered foot percussion, virtuoso acoustic and electric instrumentation create an expansive sound that would be difficult to reproduce, in sheer complexity, by a quintet. Their trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, harmonium, whistles, piano, bodhrán, jaw harp, moog, electric guitar and percussive dance make for a unique tour de force of traditional and contemporary sounds.

After touring extensively on three continents, the name Vishtèn is now synonymous with Acadian music worldwide. In addition to releasing four albums and performing at thousands of international festivals - from the Vancouver Olympics to to France's Interceltique de Lorient - their music has been showcased on American television (ESPN) and the Japanese film, Finding Anne.