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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!

Metis Fiddler Trio

The Métis Fiddler Trio are a Toronto based group who love to share Métis music and culture.  Born in Winnipeg with proud Métis roots, their goal is to spread awareness about their culture in a fun and exciting way! Traditional jigs and reels have no musical borders, and the Scots, Irish, Quebecois and the Métis all shared their songbooks in many a kitchen party. Chii-Migwetch to the Métis Fiddler Trio for sharing their musical gifts with us at the Beach Celtic Festival 2015.

The Gilchrist-Canavan School of Irish Dance
The Gilchrist-Canavan School of Irish Dance Choreographer Patricia Gilchrist
Nothing is more Celtic than the offerings of the wonderful Irish dancers, and The Gilchrist-Canavan School of Irish Dance has been with us right from the very beginning of this Festival. Steeped in tradition, these young dancers show that heritage and history in dance do matter. Thank you Patricia for showing up year after year to give us our Irish flavour of dance!
The Gilchrist-Canavan School of Irish Dance

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!
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!

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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