2021 Virtual Workshop Series

Ever wanted to sit down and pick the brain of a Celtic artist?  To listen to the tales, tips, and tunes that might not come up normally, and ask questions?  If so, these workshops are for you!

These Zoom workshops, spread across the four days leading up to the 2021 Goderich Celtic Roots "Virtual" Festival, are designed to give attendees the opportunity to listen and talk to some of the most accomplished Celtic artists around.  In each 90 minute workshop*, instructors will spend the first approximately 50 minutes sharing music and information about their areas of expertise, and in the last approximately 40 minutes will open the floor for a Q&A and discussion with workshop participants.  *David Rankine's workshop will be a more hands-on, step-by-step instructional format.

Come for one, or two, or all, and learn about the ins and outs of upholding, interpreting, and sharing Celtic traditions!  Scroll down for more information on each individual workshop. 

Purchase tickets at our store, and fill out a registration form here. Members of the same household may watch on the same video link.  Please note that each workshop is individually ticketed, as all proceeds will go directly to workshop instructors.  A private Zoom link will be emailed the day before each workshop.

Workshop schedule: 

Monday, August 2 

Drawing with DAVID RANKINE: Dave's Diabolically Easy Knotwork Method
2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

A Conversation with EILEEN McGANN: Songwriting in the Celtic-Canadian Tradition
7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT

Tuesday, August 3 

A Conversation with STEVE BYRNE: Keeping the Fire Burning
2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

A Conversation with LIZ CARROLL: Anything Goes!
7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT

Wednesday, August 4 

A Conversation with MICHAEL ROONEY: Irish Harps, Orchestras, and Arranging. Oh My!
2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Thursday, August 5

A Conversation with BRIAN McNEILL: Scottish History in Song
2:00 - 3:30pm EDT

Questions?  Contact us at college@celticfestival.ca for more information.