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03/09/2010: "Irish Music Camp"

ig_SJCT_Antóin_MacGabhann-001 (41k image)Tickets are still available for the Irish Music Camp Concert in Friday Harbor on Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m

On Friday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m., the camp celebrates the end of its ninth annual session by bringing the teachers to the Theatre to share their talents, both solo and in improvised ensembles.

Once again, the San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier stage is fortunate to host a performance by the teaching staff of the esteemed Friday Harbor Irish Music Camp.

Founded by acclaimed Irish fiddler Randal Bays of Whidbey Island, and Friday Harbor’s own Irish music enthusiast and musician Dan Paulson, the camp is renowned for its caliber of teaching musicians, as well as its master-class style format and intimate class sizes. For the first time, the camp will be located at Roche Harbor.

Bays says 2010’s staff is “probably one of the most exciting groups of musicians we’ve ever brought to the Island.” Those instructors include: Irish fiddler Antóin MacGabhann (shown in photo ) ; flautist Sean Moloney; Ireland’s young star accordion player Johnny Og Connolly; Florence Fahy on the concertina; fingerstyle guitarist Tony McManus; and tinwhistle instructor Andrea Cooper. Bays will also be on hand to teach fiddling.

The evening’s Business Partner is Whidbey Island Bank. All tickets are $26 each, with $5 student RUSH one hour before the show, if there are still seats available. The Box Office is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. or tickets may be purchased on-line at

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