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Carolan Festival Worcester, VT

Our festival is a gathering of people who play, listen, sing, or dance to
the music of Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), Irish harper and composer.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS June 16-18, 2017 

 

 

Friday June 16th & Sunday June 18th, 2017 info.

on our Home Page (click)

(click for 2017 Chart version of Schedule)

   Saturday, June 17, 2017

9:30 AM  Festival Opens

MEALS (Back Road BBQ - see Food Truck Menu - Vegetarian option available) -

onsite all day; cash or credit cards

 

Noon- 1:00 PM Lunch Break

6:00-7:00 PM   Supper Break

Water (free)

MAIN TENT:    

10:00-11:00 AM  

Open Session- with John Mallery & Bob Paul

11:00 AM-Noon

Introduction to English Country Dancing- with Sharon Schenkel & Paul Osenbaugh to live music played by musicians attending the Festival (click for List of Tunes & dances) (same as in 2016). (More modern English Country Dances are done to Carolan tunes, than to those by any other composer, other than Anonymous!) Experienced dancers available and happy to help beginners!

 

~~~LUNCH ~~~

 

1:00-1:30 PM  Concert: Young Tradition Vermont "Fiddleheads" & Harp students with Dominique Dodge

 

1:30-2:30 PM  Tune Workshop (all instruments): Andrea Mori- "Mervyn Pratt" and "John Drury, Second Air". Andrea will provide copies of the music in both music notation and ABC's, transposed to a friendly key for traditional instruments).

 

HOUSE:

11:00 AM-Noon "Carolan Standards" S-L-O-W Session (easier tunes, S-L-O-W tempo) led by Andrea Mori: Sheebeg & Sheemore, Fanny Power, Blind Mary, Col. John Irwin (59), Captain O'Kane, Eleanor Plunkett  (click for "Standards" sheet music)

 

~~~LUNCH ~~~

 

1:00-2:00 PM  Session: John's Favorites- with John Mallery

 

2:00-3:00 PM  Song Workshop: with Gord Fisch - Learn to sing two songs set to Carolan tunes:  Bridget Cruise 3rd Air and Ode to Whiskey. All instruments and voices welcome.

  

BARNYARD TENT:

11:00-Noon "Carolan Standards" (easier tunes, slower tempo): Sheebeg & Sheemore, Fanny Power, Blind Mary, Col. John Irwin (59), Captain O'Kane, Eleanor Plunkett  (click for "Standards" sheet music)  & "Carolan Favorites" Session (moderately difficult): Carolan's Draught, Carolan's Concerto, Geo. Brabazon 2nd Air, Bridget Cruise 3rd Air, Lord Inchiquin, Morgan Magan, Mrs. Maxwell 1st Air  (click for "Favorites" sheet music)- with Bob Paul

 

~~~LUNCH ~~~

1:00-1:30 PM  Carol Compton and Norwich Band rehearsal

1:30-3:00 PM   English Country Dancing (on the lawn): Sharon Schenkel & Paul Osenbaugh will teach English Country Dances (more modern English Country Dances are done to Carolan tunes than to those by any other composer, other than Anonymous!)- to live music led by Carol Compton, with Martha McDaniel, Laura Coppock, Scott Berry, Dave Beaufait and Festival musicians sitting in.

 

HARPERS'  HAVEN (ongoing)- Leaders/Facilitator: Mary Paul

 

ANYWHERE (ongoing)- impromptu ensembles and partners gather!

 

MAIN TENT (3:00-6:00 PM for all activities):

3:30-4:30 PM   Dance Performances & Demonstrations with Festival Musicians- Style of your choice, or be creative! Request a tune, or dance to whatever is being played. (Irish Ceili Dance "The Rakes of Mallow", English Country Dance demonstration, Waltzing, Improv.) "On the Border" Morris dance team

 

4:30-5:30 PM   "Open Stage" Concert-  Spontaneous ensembles welcome. Sign up in advance, or during the day. Limit of 1 tune or medley of tunes **5 minutes total** per performer.

 

Featured Performers Concert:

5:30-6:00 PM  Benedict Koehler (uilleann pipes) & Hilari Farrington (harp), Dominique Dodge (harp)

 

6:00-7:00 PM   Open Session during Supper– all welcome to play and listen.

MAIN TENT

7:00-8:30 PM   Evening Dance- English Country Dancing to live music played by musicians attending the Festival- Callers Sharon Schenkel & Paul Osenbaugh

English Country Dance/Carolan Festival Flyer 2017

List of Tunes for Sat. afternoon & evening English Country Dances (same as 2016) 

 

BARNYARD TENT:

 

7:00-8:30 PM  "Leader's Choice" Carolan Tune Session (invited leaders from our special guests)

 

Dusk   Bonfire


ANYTIME  Swimming in the river