2020 FESTIVAL PROGRAM

[TIMES & ARTISTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE]

MAIN STAGE
THE CHAPEL
THE NORLA DOME
SECRET ROOMS
SPECIAL EVENTS

MAIN STAGE

MELBOURNE CELTIC FESTIVAL BRUNCH 

10:00AM – 12:00PM
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VICTORIA WELSH CHOIR

12:00PM – 1:10PM

MARIA FORDE TRIO

1:30PM – 2:15PM

COMHALTAS MELBOURNE 

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Music and set dancing

SAOIRSE

3:15PM – 4:00PM

MELBOURNE ACADEMY OF IRISH DANCE

4:00PM – 4:30PM

CLAIRE PATTI

4:30PM – 5:15PM

Singer / Harpist

EMMA-KATE TOBIA

5:15PM – 6:00PM

BHAN TRE

6:15PM – 7:00PM

WENDY STAPLETON’S AUSTRALIAN WOMEN’S CHOIR

7:15PM – 8:00PM

CLAYMORE

9:00PM – 10:30PM

THE CHAPEL

TRADITIONAL CELTIC BLESSING SUNG BY MARIA FORDE

9:40AM – 10:00AM

MARIA FORDE

12:00PM – 12:45PM

PLAY IT MARTHA WITH CORA BROWNE

1:00PM – 1:45PM

CLAIRE PATTI

2:00 – 2:45PM

Singer / Harpist

EMMA-KATE TOBIA

3:00PM – 3:45PM

GEOFF JONES

4:00PM – 4:45PM

Scottish Smallpipes

KATHRYN CLEMENTS

5:00PM – 5:45PM

PLATFORM 9 3/4 WITH COLIN EDWARDS

6:00PM – 6:45PM

Singer / Harpist

CATH CONNELLY

7:00PM – 7:45PM

Celtic Harp

PLATFORM 9 3/4

8:00PM – 8:45PM

THE NORLA DOME

IRISH DANCERS

12:00PM – 12:45PM

IRISH TRADITIONAL SINGING WORKSHOP WITH KATHRYN CLEMENTS

1:00PM – 1:45PM
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PRE-SHOW TALK BY LORRAINE LUCAS ON NED KELLY

6:45PM – 7:30PM

BARRY VERSUS KELLY / A MUSICAL DRAMA BY FELIX MEAGHER

7:30PM – 9:00PM
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SECRET ROOMS

WRITING WORKSHOP 1 WITH SHERRI MCIVER

2:00PM – 4:30PM
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FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES / STORYTELLING + FACE PAINTING + INTERACTIVE MUSIC

4:00PM – 6:00PM
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WRITING WORKSHOP 2 WITH SHERRI MCIVER

6:00PM – 8:30PM
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PIPES / BODHRAN & FIDDLE WORKSHOPS / CHALK BOARD OPEN MIC

TIMES TBC

SPECIAL EVENTS

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MELBOURNE CELTIC FESTIVAL BRUNCH 

10:00AM – 12:00PM
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Your MC is the inimitable Russell ‘Robbo Robertson’, with a special guest appearance by Mike Brady, guest speakers, Irish dancers and more…

Kick off the first ever Melbourne Celtic Festival with a scrumptious traditional Celtic Brekky of bacon, eggs, sausages, white and black pudding, mushrooms and potato bread provided by Prestige Foods Australia.

Optional Celtic Blessing in the Chapel, sung by Maria Forde at 9.40AM

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BARRY VERSUS KELLY

7:30PM
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There will be a pre-show talk on the life and times of Ned Kelly by Lorraine Lucas at 6:45PM.

A musical drama by Felix Meagher (with additional music by Lou Hesterman and Cyril Moran).

The intriguing story of Australia’s controversial folk hero, Ned Kelly and the judge who sent him to his ultimate fate.

“One of the best stage shows I have seen.”
– Steve O’Callaghan

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WRITING WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP 1 / 2:00PM – 4:30PM
WORKSHOP 2 / 6:00PM – 8:30PM
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Inspired by the rich tradition of Celtic Poetry, Sherri McIver will help you explore your hidden poet or work on your craft in a friendly, expressive and supportive space.

Sherri has written poetry, song lyrics, prose, TV scripts and commercial copy for over 25 years. She regularly holds Hidden Writer workshops in Melbourne and at her home near Castlemaine.

FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Storyteller, Face Painting, interactive Music and Dance. Places strictly limited. Bookings at the door.

FREE IRISH TRADITIONAL SINGING WORKSHOP with Kathryn Clements: 1:00pm – 1:45 pm Bookings at Door

Pipes, Bodhran, Fiddle Workshops and Chalk Board Open Mic. TBC.

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