Young campers sit in for a jam session at the Friday evening opening reception.
Kelli Trottier (fiddle, voice and dance instructor) meet with some of the bursary students at the opening reception.
Workshops were held in 14 classrooms at East Richmond Education Centre during the weekend. On Saturday, the Artisans Show and Sale, open to the general public, took place in the cafeteria.
Keith Mullins leads a percussion workshop – he also taught harmonica and songwriting workshops.
Johannes Sturm sets up his luthier shop at Music Camp to offer some classes, and also to help campers with tuning, minor repairs and assessments.
Scott Macmillan led a few guitar technique workshops and a tune-writing workshop.
Richard Wood from PEI led beginner and advanced workshops for fiddle and keyboards.
The Saturday night All Star Concert was attended by over 300 people this year. The show features the entire Music Camp faculty in various combinations. This year the concert was kicked off with a medley of favourite Cape Breton songs performed by Jaidon Seymour, a St. Peter’s musician and high school student, backed up by Rachel Davis and Darren McMullen. Jaidon has attended camp each year since it started in 2012, when she was 10.
Roger Stone and Carol Martell – St. Peter’s natives – have decades of experience singing and playing together and it showed at the All Star Concert. Roger hosted the show and taught voice and bodhran and guitar workshops; Carol taught some Acadian song workshops.
Kelli Trottier steps out while Allie Bennet and Richard Wood wind out some reels.
Richard and Allie opened the second set for Leah Campbell’s stunning highland dance set. Leah taught step and highland dance workshops at camp this year.
The entire faculty and a few friends are all on stage together for the finale set at the All Star Concert.