Cabot Arts presents - A CELTIC EQUINOX
Online Festival of Celtic Music
March 19th, 20th and 21st
A Celtic Equinox will be available for viewing through our partners at: CommArts.org
A Celtic Equinox has traditionally been an annual, springtime concert event held in the Willey Building
auditorium in Cabot, Vermont. This year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been inspired to reach
beyond our provincial borders and re-conceive the event to include Celtic musicians from New England, Ireland
and Canada. We look forward to presenting this exciting, expanded format.
Admission: $20 grants unlimited access to all performance videos for the duration of the event.
Your admission fee supports participating musicians, Cabot Arts, our partners at Féile na Tána
Do you play an instrument? We have workshops!
Be sure to check out the incredible array of workshops offered by our Festival Performers.
Visit CommArts.org/workshops/ to have a look and sign up.
Cost is $25 per workshop and the Deadline is 10am on Saturday 21st.
Arcanist (YTV - Vermont)
Ava White (YTV - Vermont)
Brian Finnegan (Ireland)
Dermot Byrne (Ireland)
Dominique Dodge (New Hampshire)
Donal Lunny (Ireland)
Edel Fox (Ireland)
Edwina Guckian (Ireland)
Gerry O’Connor (Ireland)
Hilary Weitzner (YTV -Vermont)
Laoise Kelly (Ireland)
Louise Mulcahy (Ireland)
Joanne Garton (Vermont)
John McIntyre (Ireland)
Kevin Burke (Ireland)
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Ireland)
Mary Bergin (Ireland)
Owen Kennedy (YTV - Maine)
Robbie Harris (Ireland)
Steáfán & Saskia (Ontario, CA)
Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (Ireland)
The Zeichner Trio (Vermont)
Woodson & Finley (Maine)
Zoë Conway (Ireland)
"YTV" - youth musicians courtesy of Young Tradition Vermont
Thank You to our Sponsors!
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Performers brought to you by Cabot Arts
Woodson & Finley
From Portland, Maine. Will Woodson (flute, uilleann pipes) and Caitlin Finley (fiddle) play sparky and driving traditional Irish music that’s grounded in the textures and rhythms of the rich Irish-American soundscape of the 1920s and 30s. https://woodsonfinley.com
The Zeichner Trio
Yasi, Oliver, and Louli Zeichner are three siblings who have grown up in the hills of central Vermont. They play traditional Irish and Old-Time/Appalachian music – with Louli on 4 and 5-string banjos and Celtic harp, Oliver on the penny whistle and the uilleann pipes, and Yasi with fiddle and sean nós dance. Each a strong and well-developed singer, their voices blend in both harmony and unison as only families can.
Owen Kennedy is a fifteen-year-old fiddler from Maine whose love of traditional music and enthusiasm for performing has charmed audiences from Cape Breton to San Diego to the Shetland Islands and all over New England. Kennedy has been playing the violin for eleven years, and performs solo as well as with the VT-based Young Tradition Touring Group; the Pineland Fiddlers; and the Maine Folque Co-op; he is a student of Seán Heely and Ellen Gawler. www.fiddlerokennedy.com
Ava White is currently a junior at South Burlington High School. She’s been playing the harp for almost 7 years, and has had the privilege to be taught by both Dominique Dodge and Maeve Gilchrist. She’s attended the Somerset Folk Harp Festival in New Jersey, Acadia Trad School, and won the Open Harp Competition at the New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival in 2019.
Joanne started listening to bagpipes regularly at age 6 when she began highland dance classes at her local studio in Ottawa, Ontario. The fascination with, and connection to, Scottish and Irish music grew through fiddle music, traditional song, Cape Breton step dancing, and ultimately, dance band gigs for Scottish, English, and contra dance events. www.joannegarton.com
Dominique Dodge is a harper and singer from New Hampshire’s White Mountains who maintains strong ties to Cape Breton. Her new album, “Cànan nan Teud” (The Language of the Strings) features Gaelic songs from Cape Breton and explores the relationship between Puirt-à-Beul (mouth music) and traditional dance tunes. A Fulbright Scholar and 2012 graduate of the University of Limerick with an MA in Irish Music Performance, Dominique also holds a BA Honours in Scottish Music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.
The swirling bagpipes of Matthew Brouard, the melodic flute of François-Xavier Dueymes, and the harmonizing guitar of Everest Witman fuse together to create a rich landscape of sounds inspired by old masters and new inventors. Arcanist combines musical mysteries to entice the listener on an auditory journey unlike any other.
Inspired by the high-energy Celtic music of Cape Breton Island, Footworks is a dynamic, Vermont-based family band that brings audiences the powerful rhythm and beautiful melodies of Celtic music. Footworks' traditional Celtic songs, rollicking fiddle, lovely Irish whistle, and strong guitar rhythm make for a delightful and unforgettable musical experience.
Steáfán & Saskia
Based in Ontario, Stefan Hannigan and Saskia Tomkins have performed together for over 20 years. Both are Comhaltas All England champions of Irish music and have worked with The Chieftains, Uriah Heep, Loreena Mckennit, Bjork, Depeche Mode and Afro-Celt Sound System.
Hilary Weitzner is a fiddler from Brattleboro, Vermont with roots in Irish, Québécois, and Scottish traditions as well as Old time, contemporary and bluegrass styles. She fell in love with the traditions and the music when she started playing at age 8.