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Upcoming Events

25 Jun to 1 Jul

2022
collage of students learning pipes, harp, dance, fiddle

I am absolutely delighted to have been invited back to present at this excellent event again. The standards of playing are very high, and I don’t have to convince anyone that Scottish music is cool!

presented by:
Scottish-American Cultural Society of Ohio
Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH
4 Aug to 7 Aug

2022
overhead view of eight people around a campfire with a small harp

Do you play, sing, or just enjoy Irish, Scottish, or Cape Breton traditional music and camping? Pitch your tent at Deception Pass State Park for a casual weekend of tunes, songs, food, drink, and fun in the woods by the beach.

Your Hosts

Seumas Gagne and Christine Traxler, longtime colaborators in Irish and Scottish music, are looking forward to welcoming friends old and new to this exciting new evolution of Camping Cèilidh! Christine's focus in Irish dance tunes is as deep as Seumas' in Scottish Gaelic songs so you're guaranteed a well rounded musical celebration.

Group Camp Site

We will be booking the group camp site at Deception Pass State Park (hopefully) which can host around 40 people. It is on the eastern shore of Cranberry lake, so a little further removed from the ocean, but also far removed from the rest of the camp sites. Read more about Deception Pass and the group camp site.

A Little Organization

Camping Cèilidh will include a little bit of gentle organization this time to go along with our group camp setting. Times and places will be set aside for specific sessions to be sure that tune players get to play lots of tunes and singers get to sing lots of songs. For sessions that are themed, we will provide a list of tunes or songs that will be included so you can be sure you will be able to participate. Immersive game-play Scottish Gaelic language sessions will also be presented.

There will be a potluck on Thursday evening and another on Sunday in the late morning that you can participate in if you like.

Registration

Along with a group camp site and some organizational work comes a registration process. Once the group site is secured (on November 4th, 2021) we will be creating an EventBrite event to collect registration information and fees. The cost will be calculated to cover our expenses and will kept as low as possible.

Registration is available to those 18 years or older. Kids are welcome to attend with their parents or guardians.

Arrival day will be Thursday, August 4th and departure day will be Sunday, August 7th. If you decide to arrive late or leave early that will not change what it costs us for the group site, so no change to your registration fee will be offered.

Cancelations

Cancelations received by July 20th 2022 will receive a full refund. Cancelations received between July 21st and August 3rd will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be available for cancelations received during the event.

Covid Safety

Camping is one of the safest things you can do in a global pandemic because the great outdoors has great air circulation! Of course, we will be following current CDC guidance for infection prevention.

Proof of vaccination will be required for those eligible to get it. Those who are unable to receive vaccination for medical reasons will be accommodated. Those who choose to not be vaccinated for any non-medical reason will not be permitted to attend.

presented by:
Deception Pass State Park
Oak Harbor, WA

Past Events

10 Jul
3:00pm

2015

I've been invited to add a dash of Gaelic song realness to this spectacular lineup of Scottish musicians. Should be a great time.

presented by:
A private home
Seattle, WA
4 Jul
4:00pm

2015

The awesomest new Scottish Gaelic band in Vancouver has asked me to open their show at this little gem of a bar.

presented by:
Skinny Fat Jack's
Vancouver, BC
17 May
12:00pm

2015

True to its international spirit, Greenwood's The Olive and Grape asks you to help in reaching across the world to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake. Join us for a fundraising buffet dinner featuring two acclaimed traditional musicians, Amalia Rubin sharing the music of Tibet and Nepal, and Seumas Gagne sharing harp music and songs of Gaelic Scotland. Just $15 for entry (including Buffet dinner), with many additional opportunities to contribute including raffles and silent auction. The victims of this disaster need our help; lets show them we're here with Nepal!

presented by:
Olive and Grape
Seattle, WA
9 May
10:00am

2015

Seumas appears with the Vancouver and District Gaelic Choir and other guests for their Spring concert. Tickets: $15 General, $10 Seniors & students. Contact Roberta 604-433-3326 or email bikerider@telus.net to book tickets.

All Saints Anglican Church
Burnaby, BC
21 Apr
3:30pm

2015

Join me for a fun, engaging, immersive session of Scottish Gaelic language learning using the innovative Language Hunters method. Anyone is welcome who wants to be a more fluent speaker than they are. In-person attendance only. I can accommodate about eight people, so please register in advance via this web site or Facebook. Sliding scale fee $1$10.

presented by:
Taigh Sheumais
Seattle, WA
10 Apr
3:30pm

2015

Join me for an evening in the Gaelic blanket fort as I present my first full concert since releasing Baile Ard in 2012. I'll be sharing some of the new material I'm preparing for my next CD, as well as old favourites in this intimate, acoustic setting. Bring slippers, blankets, and battery-powered fairy lights. $10 suggested donation at the door.

Couth Buzzard Books
Seattle, WA
7 Apr
3:30pm

2015

Join me for a fun, engaging, immersive session of Scottish Gaelic language learning using the innovative Language Hunters method. Anyone is welcome who wants to be a more fluent speaker than they are. In-person attendance only. I can accommodate about eight people, so please let me know in advance if you're interested. $10 suggested donation.

presented by:
Taigh Sheumais
Seattle, WA
14 Feb
3:00pm

2015

I'll be performing on fiddle with my group of emerging adult-onset fiddlers for your Valentine's Day pleasure. More details to follow.

presented by:
Juanita Community Club Hall
Kirkland, WA
24 Dec
3:00pm

2014

Accompanying the Shoreline UU Church's choir directed by Fred West. It will be a beautiful, contemplative evening.

Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church
Shoreline, WA
7 Dec
3:00pm

2014

Start off the Holiday Season with Great Music for a Good Cause! Tina Larkin's HarpMobile is in dire need of some major repairs so come out and start the season right with good cheer, good music, and generous donations! With Special Guests: Seumas Gagne, Lil' Sara (of the Night Owls) and more to be announced. Cost: Sliding Scale $5 - $25 at the door but your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

presented by:
Standing Stone Healing Arts
Seattle, WA