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Beach Celtic Festive 2016


Bold Step Dancers

Bold Step Dancers Choreographer Meghan Bold
Among the artists lined up to entertain are the Bold Step Dancers, one of the finest Scottish Dance troupes in the city and a not to be missed experience.Bold by name and bold by nature, Meghan Bold has never been shy about taking a big step and every year, we are so pleased to have her talented troupe of Highland Dancers who also present an amazing presentation of what is known as Step Dancing originally taken from the Ottawa Valley settlers. Bold Step Dance Studios is located in the heart of the Beach and accepts students of all ages.
Bold Step Dancers are part of the Beach Celtic Festival and helps to celebrate with us every year.


Old Man Flannagan's Ghost

While several generations Canadian, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost (OMFG) has members with ancestry from both Scotland and Ireland (doesn't everyone?). Tracing back to Enneskillen, Ireland, and with a father who created a cassette tape of Irish music and who played with a group called the Molloy Show Band, the Lamb brothers (Stephen and Bryan) definitely had some Celtic influence growing up. Percussionist and Bodhran player Scot Allan has ties back to Kirkcaldy, Scotland and is primarily associated with Clan Ranald of the MacDonald Clan (i.e., Clan Donald), but also with Clan MacFarlane, Clan MacKay, and Clan Grant. Brooke Richardson, an accomplished violinist and fiddle player is sure to delight audiences, which she started doing at the age of nine. Her Great Grandparents hailed from both Belfast, Ireland and Aberdeen, Scotland. Matti Palonen is Finnish...but can play Celtic music like no other!


Piper Rory Sinclair and Caledon County

Piper Rory Sinclair and Caledon County
Caledon County is an unlikely trio of accomplished musicians playing together with the united love for traditional Scottish music. They are a high-energy group, dedicated to crafting their music around ancient melodies merged with modern twists. Caledon County consists of Rory Sinclair: Bagpipes (highland and small pipes) Stephanie Miletic: Fiddle Gaye Zimmerman-Huycke: Acoustic Guitar. This is their second year performing at the Beach Celtic Festival and we are thrilled to have them back with us! A thousand welcomes!
Gary Richardson

Gary Richardson
A newly settled resident in the Beach relocating from Texas, Gary brings a whole new style of jigs and reels style piano music to the Celtic. The Richardsons were first documented coming from England in the Norman Conquest of 1066, and the name ‘Ricard’ means powerful and brave, and that Gary is for joining us at the Beach Celtic Festival for some fun times!

Alex Fisher
Alex Fisher
The Kingston, Ontario native started out by hitting the Kingston area with
his tunes and has now been garnering attention with the release of his
first CD ‘For Us’.The first documented Fisher arrived in Canada in 1817
from Ireland, and their name was derived from ‘fisherman’, which could
be why our guy Alex loves the water and the Beach. A talented
singer/songwriter, Alex will be entertaining you with both current
traditional and an offering of his own self-penned tunes.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 80 Midland Pipes and Drums
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 80 Midland Pipes and Drums
For more than 45 years the Midland Pipes and Drums band have played a very active and important role in the Town of Midland and surrounding communities. The band has represented Midland on many occasions throughout the years including such events as the Orange Bowl Parade in Florida, the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland, and the Hawaii Bowl Parade, to name a few. Today the band is comprised of approximately 20 members. Led by Drum Major Jim Malcolm, the band continues to demonstrate its commitment to the community by doing what it has done for many years - performing at Legion functions, participating in local parades, and attending numerous community gatherings and special events where all in attendance can enjoy the extraordinary and unique distinctive sound of the Midland Pipes and Drums Band. It is with great pleasure that we present the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 80 Midland Pipes and Drums with the 2014 Award of Merit.
Don Graham

Don Graham

Don Graham is Sandy's brother and although he is an established country recording artist and singer/songwriter in his own right. Done never misses the chance to come out and share his love of his heritage and the songs that he loves to sing in celebration of his family roots. Don will be performing some of his own tunes, some classics and some Celtic favourites!
The Butler-Fearon-O’Connor School of Irish Dance is one of the top Irish dance schools in the world.  Founded in 2003 as a result of a merge between the world-famous Butler-Fearon School of Canada and California, and the O’Connor-Kennedy School in California, it has quickly become the premier school in the western US and in eastern Canada, as well as internationally.

Boardwalk Place

Many thanks for the continued support of Boardwalk Place
for the Annual Beach Celtic Festival

Free Admission, Free Music, Free Fun!

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All Things Celtic Inc. is a registered not for profit that produces The Beach Celtic Festival. Founded in 2003 by entertainment professional and first generation Scottish Canadian, Sandy Graham, the annual Festival is a tribute to her late mother, Jemima Blackie Sutherland, who was a highland dancer from Edinburgh, Scotland. Our mandate is to keep alive the heritage of the Scottish, Irish and Welsh people who came to Canada while inviting all cultures to celebrate with us every year at a free event.
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