Welcome to the Ceili! Nova Scotia is known for it's beautiful traditional music. With many of our ancestors having come over from Scotland and Ireland, many youth feel a connection to their heritage and their community through music. With so many hip, modern celtic bands out there, traditional music is really becoming 'cooler' than ever! The Ceili Bands are led by celtic fiddler/vocalist Shannon Quinn (the school's owner). We focus on traditional Irish repertoire.
2018 was an extremely exciting year for our young musicians, as we took a trip to County Clare, Ireland! The band took part in classes and workshops at the Willie Clancy Summer School. With the continuing popularity of the band, we have decided to divide into two groups to make sure that students can all progress at their correct level. We are also adding a beginner Ceili Band geared towards 6-11 year olds (however if you're outside these age ranges that is okay too).
Advanced (competition style) Ceili Band MONDAYS 730-9
Intermediate Ceili Band MONDAYS 430-6, 6-730
Beginner Ceili Band - fiddles only (basics/beginner repertoire - 1 yr playing min.) WEDNESDAYS 6-7
The band also recorded a full length album May 2017 at the New Scotland Yard studio in Dartmouth - this album entitled 'An Chéad' (The first, in Irish Gaelic).
Now Registering for September 2019!