Festival Schedule


All schedule items are subject to change and a final, printed schedule will be available at the festival


Little Sea Stage

12:00 - 12:50


1:10 - 2:00

Liz & Dan Faiella

2:20 - 3:10

Don & Cindy Roy

3:30 - 4:30

The Napper Tandies

4:50 - 5:50

Neil Pearlman &
Alden Robinson


7:30 - 8:00

Liz & Dan Faiella

8:10 - 9:00

Josephine County

9:20 - 10:20

The April Verch Band


12:00 - 1:30

Maine French Fiddle Session

Join Don Roy & Erica Brown for an open session! Maine fiddle tunes and more and all are welcome to play or to listen.

1:50 - 2:50

Singing Session

Maine’s favorite pub singers will be raising their voice in song and you’re welcome to join them with a song of your own or just enjoy the fun!

3:00 - 3:30

Intro to Bódhran

Festival Director Hanz Araki will demonstrate the basics of the Irish drum and get you started on your way to bódhran greatness. No experience or drum necessary. Spectators welcome as well!

5:30 - 7:00

Irish Session

Anchored by Portland legend Tom Rota, this session is great for players and spectators alike. Pull up a seat and join some of the finest trad musicians in Maine!


12:30 - 1:15

Songs of Cornwall

Join Padstowe’s own Chris Brinn for a song workshop around the singing of Cornwall. Singers and spectators welcome.

2:10 - 3:10


Join Bethany Waickman and Dan Faiella for a workshop and demonstration of DADGAD guitar tuning and backing. Bring your guitar if you’d like to play, or just grab a seat and listen in.

3:20 - 4:20

Irish Fiddle

New England fiddlers Liz Faiella and Alden Robinson will teach and demonstrate Irish fiddle tunes, ornamentation, and more for this hour. Bring your fiddle and play along or join in as a spectator.

4:30 - 5:30

Irish Flute

Flute players Nicole Rabata and Hanz Araki will demonstrate and teach Irish flute techniques and tunes from their repertoire. Bring your flute or whistle and learn from the best! Spectators also welcome.

Dance Hall

1:00 - 2:30

Irish Céilí Dance

Join Mary Powers for an Irish social dance! No experience necessary. Live music from
Neil Pearlman & Ellery Klein

4:30 - 5:30

Ottawa Valley Step Dance

Come learn a step or two with the phenomenal April Verch!


12:00 - 1:00

Youth Session

Kids of all ages and abilities are welcome to sit and play a little bit of music under the trees!

1:20 - 2:50

Slow Session

Tunes at every speed! Bring your instrument and play your favorite tune nice and shteady.

3:10 - 4:30

Darlin’ Corey Session

Join Matt Shipman of Darlin’ Corey Studios for an Old Time, Americana, and Celtic Session. All styles and players welcome!