Acadia Festival of Traditional Music and Dance

The Acadia Festival of Traditional Music & Dance is a weeklong summer celebration of Acadian, Cape Breton, Irish, Québécois, Scottish and other Celtic-influenced traditions that contribute to the vibrant culture and authentic character of Downeast Maine.
Founded in 2013 and newly reimagined in 2023, the Festival gathers world-class performers, students and community members together at the beautiful oceanfront campus of College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor for awe-inspiring nightly concerts and dances, as well as daily classes and workshops. The flagship intensive program offers unparalleled instruction in Fiddle, Dance, Piano, Guitar, Flute, Community Song and much more. 

Scotch and Sawdust

Scotch & Sawdust is Heather McAslan (UK – mandolin), Josiah Duhlstine (US – cello), and Claudia Edwards (US – fiddle). Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Scotch & Sawdust is diving headfirst into the musical roots of their Arizonan and Floridian cellist and fiddler, with McAslan on mandolin driving the group’s progressive Bluegrass and Americana sound. They draw influence from the Dillards, Pete Seeger, Béla Fleck, and contemporary Bluegrassers, while honing their own voice with fresh arrangements.

Brighton Ceilidh Collective – creators of Rant ceilidhs

‘Very possibly the most awesomely fun thing…ever’ – @FringeGuru, May 2015

Young Fossil – Old time quartet