Upper Potomac Music Weekends
Celtic Fiddle & Feet   Nov 16-18, 2007

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Program Evening Events

Mealtime Open Mikes offer the opportunity for students to share what they play with others in the program.  No need to be a virtuoso, just have something fun or interesting to share.  It's a great way to meet other folks, introduce something for a session, or to promote your own recording.
Friday Night Ceili  ~ 8PM
After dinner on Friday night, we clear the dining hall for a ceili dance featuring students and instructors as band, teachers and dancers in this energetic activity.   The evening dance will combine some elements of all traditions, Scottish country dance, French Canadian dances, Irish ceili dances as well as some waltzes, polkas, schottishes and pieces for folks to show off their step dance moves to.

Sessions offer folks the chance just to play tunes with eachother.  We will start a formal instructor-led slow session at 9:30 PM in the Potomac room downstairs in the hotel.  A more advanced session will take place in the Tap room, which tends to grow in size as the dancers get tired and need a little something to wet their whistle from the bar.  Local musicians often join in these popular sessions, which tend to draw a repertoire from a variety of traditions, just like the weekend.

Saturday Night Concert… 8PM at the Harpers Ferry Middle School
Our weekend showcase concert features all of our staff members, solo, in duos and as a larger ensemble in this formal concert setting, just a mile from our festival site.  Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for children or students.  Concert admission is included in your weekend tuition.   Afterwards folks tend to come back to the Tap Room for more sessions until the wee hours.

Last year's Irish Weekend Staff do an encore at the Saturday night concert at the Harpers Ferry Middle School.

L to R: Paul Oorts, Pat Egan, Paddy League, Patrick Ourceau, Paddy O'Brian, Karen Ashbrook and Betsy O'Malley.

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