Celtic Fest to offer free youth programs Friday
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WHO: Community Radio KVMR 89.5 FM
WHAT: 17th annual KVMR Celtic Festival — Youth Arts Program
WHEN: Friday, 4-7 p.m. — FREE Youth Arts Program
4 p.m. — Merloch the Magician — First Time Attendees
4 p.m. — Ethan Lewis and Colin Cotter
5 p.m. — Merloch the Magician - Previous Attendees.
5 p.m. — Mànran
6 p.m. — Desmond School of Dance
6 p.m. — David Brewer
WHERE Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley
TICKETS: Free, register online at http://kvmrcelticfestival.org/youth-arts-program2013.html#register
On Friday, before the gates open to the Celtic Festival, KVMR will once again offer a free Youth Arts Program from 4 to 7 p.m. for those age 10 to 18.
Five workshops are scheduled to give youth an opportunity to spend time with world-class artists spanning the genres of music, magic and dance.
All youth who attend the program will get a $5 one-day pass for the festival day of their choice.
Scottish musicians Mànran, known for their combination of Gaelic and English songs, will demonstrate their approach to both traditional and original music in an interactive workshop. They’ll also talk about the revival of Gaelic language in Scottish music and culture. The six-member band combines driving highland and uilleann pipes, accordion, fiddle, flute, drums and bass.
Molly’s Revenge Piper Dave Brewer will unravel the mysteries of how the great highland bagpipes work, how they’ve been used historically through war and peace and how they are used today. Brewer has studied at the Ceolas Music School with some of the best pipers in the world.
Back by popular demand, Merloch the Magician Silvermaine will teach two classes of the Art of Magic, one for beginners and one for previous attendees. This workshop will teach young people two professional quality, fully scripted card magic routines.
Ethan Lewis and Colin Cotter, instructors from Alasdair Fraser’s California fiddle camps, will have young people to bring an instrument and learn a tune and add ornamentation and groove to the music. Lewis and Cotter’s band, A Thousand Years at Sea, has released three CDs and performed across the U.S.
The Desmond School of Irish Dancing will teach Irish Step Dancing. Kathleen Desmond has taught dance for more than 25 years and has trained several Irish dancing champions who have competed in national and world competitions.
On Sunday, a rehearsed performance will take place during the Youth Showcase on the main stage.
Check out KVMR’s website for the full schedule and registration form: http://www.kvmr.org/.
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