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 PRODUCERS

FRIDAY AUGUST 5 | LUNENBURG SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Marilyn Keddy
Guest Speakers: Joel Plaskett, Dave Gunning, Ken Whiteley

RON HYNES TRIBUTE

SATURDAY AUGUST 6 | LUNENBURG SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Marilyn Keddy
Guest Speakers: Fortunate Ones, The Ennis Sisters, Catherine MacLellan, Dave Gunning

WORKSHOPS FOR ALL AGES

 

VOCAL WORKSHOP: PART OF THE CHORUS

FRIDAY AUGUST 5 | ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
10:00 – 11:00
Host: Louis Robitaille
Facilitator: The Ennis Sisters

 

VOCAL WORKSHOP: PART OF THE CHORUS

FRIDAY AUGUST 5 | ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
11:00 – 12:00
Host: Louis Robitaille
Facilitator: The Eastern Belles

 

VOCAL WORKSHOP: GOSPEL

SATURDAY AUGUST 6 | ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Louis Robitaille
Facilitator: Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band

 

DANCE WORKSHOP: OTTAWA VALLEY STEP

FRIDAY AUGUST 5 | ANGLICAN PARISH HALL
10:00 – 11:00
Host: Rebecca Jordan
Facilitator: Kelli Trottier

 

DANCE WORKSHOP: CELTIC STEP

FRIDAY AUGUST 5 | ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
11:00 – 12:00
Host: Rebecca Jordan
Facilitator: Còig

 

DANCE WORKSHOP: QUEBECOIS STEP

SATURDAY AUGUST 6 | ANGLICAN PARISH HALL
10:00 – 11:00
Host: Rebecca Jordan
Facilitator: Music by De Temps Antan

 

DANCE WORKSHOP: LET’S DANCE!

SATURDAY AUGUST 6 | ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
11:00 – 12:00
Host: Rebecca Jordan
Facilitator: All Nations Drummers

 

SUNDAY MORNING GOSPEL SHOWCASE

SUNDAY AUGUST 7 | MAIN STAGE
10:00 – 12:00 | $15 IN ADVANCE
Host: Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band

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.

PERCUSSION

FRIDAY AUGUST 5 | CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Angela Churchill
Facilitators: Cara Robinson, Jordi Comstock

 

YOUTH CHOIR

FRIDAY AUGUST 5 | UNITED CHURCH HALL
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Mary Dillon
Facilitators: The O’Pears, Leslee Barry

 

UKULELE

SATURDAY AUGUST 6 | CENTRAL UNITED CHURCH
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Angela Churchill
Facilitators: Kim Halliday, James Hill

 

VAL MEISTER’S YOUNG FIDDLERS

SATURDAY AUGUST 6 | UNITED CHURCH HALL
10:00 – 12:00
Host: Mary Dillon
Facilitators: Kelli Trottier, Bev Shaw, Eilidh Buchanan, Paul Buchanan

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.