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Post by Miranda » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:40 am

Master Session: $50 (includes Ceilidh & Potluck from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm)

Seasoned musicians will learn traditional tunes and songs from the Highland repertoire taught by members of the “Gaelic Super Group”: Dàimh. (Pronounce "DIVE") A traditional ceilidh (pronounced "kay-lee") will end the evening with tunes, drink and potluck! Beer available for purchase. No outside alcohol permitted. (The ceilidh is open to the public and is ticketed separately.) For more information please contact Molly Stone mstone@kcppresents.org

Presented by: Catamount Arts
Sponsored by: Fairlee Community Arts, Lake Morey Resort, Vermont Institute of Celtic Arts

Participants must bring their own instruments.

Instructors and students will break out into small groups:

MURDO CAMERON: Mandola/Mandolin/Accordion
ANGUS MACKENZIE: Pipes/whistle
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About Dàimh:

Dàimh – Gaelic Supergroup and un-challenged champions of straight in the eye Highland music are based around West Lochaber and the Isle of Skye.

Formed around the turn of the century and taking the name from the Gaelic word for “kinship” Daimh (pronounced Dive) have taken their contemporary take of Highland and Gaelic music to over 20 countries, setting audiences alight from Moscow to San Francisco.

With a reputation as giants of the Bagpipes and Fiddle, Angus Mackenzie and Gabe McVarish lead the melodic powerhouse with fellow founder member Ross Martin underpinning the groove on the Guitar. The Band are joined by “new guy” Murdo “Yogi” Cameron on Mandola and Accordion to complete the instrumental line up.

Dàimh have always had the renown and notoriety of working with some of the finest Gaelic singers in Scotland and the current line up only serves to cement that distinction with the addition of the Gaelic firmament’s most rapidly rising star, Ellen MacDonald on vocals.

Recent accolades include last year’s award for the “Best Folk Band in Europe” at the prestigious Folkherbst competition in Germany and most recently winner of “Folk Band of the Year” at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards.

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