ALMA HOUSTON TALKS

These workshops are named in tribute to one of our founding members, Alma Houston. Alma’s passion for music and other artistic endeavours led her to work tirelessly providing opportunities for indigenous artists to celebrate their talents. These workshops honour Alma’s vision, and that of all of our founders.

 

THE MEANING OF FOLK

FRIDAY AUGUST 11 | LUNENBURG SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Jeff Davis
Guest Speakers: David Myles, Rev. Robert B. Jones Sr., Vishten

 

WOMEN WHO INSPIRE ME

SATURDAY AUGUST 12 | LUNENBURG SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Jerri Southcott
Guest Speakers: Dar Williams, Suzie Vinnick, Chelsea Amber

WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES

 

VOCAL WORKSHOP: HARMONY

FRIDAY AUGUST 11 | ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
10:00 – 11:00
Host: Pat Watson
Facilitator: Red Moon Road

 

VOCAL WORKSHOP: HARMONY

FRIDAY AUGUST 11 | ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
11:00 – 12:00
Host: Pat Watson
Facilitator: The Once

 

VOCAL WORKSHOP: GOSPEL

SATURDAY AUGUST 12 | ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Pat Watson
Facilitator: Rev. Robert B. Jones Sr. and Red Moon Road

 

DANCE WORKSHOP: SCOTTISH CELTIC

FRIDAY AUGUST 11 | ANGLICAN PARISH HALL
10:00 – 11:30
Host: Rebecca Jordan
Facilitator: Cassie and Maggie

 

DANCE WORKSHOP: IRISH CELTIC

SATURDAY AUGUST 12 | ANGLICAN PARISH HALL
10:00 – 11:30
Host: Rebecca Jordan
Facilitator: Shannon Quinn

 

SUNDAY MORNING GOSPEL SHOWCASE

SUNDAY AUGUST 13 | MAIN STAGE
10:00 – 12:00 | $15 IN ADVANCE
Host: Rev. Robert B. Jones Sr. and Red Moon Road

Join us as we fit as many festival artists as we can on the stage to cover a diversity of traditions. Artists sit in with each other, involve the audience and create an unforgettable experience. Some workshop attendees will also have a chance perform and showcase what they’ve learned. Bring your singing voice; and more importantly please bring a donation of cash or non-perishable food for the local food bank.

SCHOOL OF FOLK YOUTH PROGRAM

YOUTH CHOIR

FRIDAY AUGUST 11 | CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH HALL
10:00 – 11:00
Host: Leslee Barry
Facilitators: Rosie and the Riveters, and Leslee Barry

 

YOUTH CHOIR

FRIDAY AUGUST 11 |  CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH HALL
11:00 – 12:00
Host: Leslee Barry
Facilitators: Chelsea Amber, and Leslee Barry

 

VAL MEISTER’S YOUNG FIDDLERS

SATURDAY AUGUST 12 | CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH HALL
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Eilidh Buchannan
Facilitators: Cassie and Maggie, Eilidh Buchannan, Paul Buchannan

The Val Meister Young Fiddlers workshop is a long-standing tradition of the festival and is named for Lifetime Friend of

the Festival, Val Meister. Val worked at many different tasks during her long years associated with the festival and was a signer of the original articles of incorporation. We continue to honour her each year by presenting this workshop for young fiddlers.

Local music instructors are joined each year by guest professionals and provide instruction for all levels of accomplishment. Even those who don’t play the fiddle can receive instruction on techniques for accompanists. Participants are invited to perform with their instructors at the Lunenburg Heritage Society Bandstand on Friday afternoon of the festival.