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Littlefield Celtic Center

1124 Cleveland Ave., Mt. Vernon, WA

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1-(360)-416-4934

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Fred Morrison Concert

Irish/Celtic

Join us for a night of incredible piping with the world famous Fred Morrison! This event has historically sold out very quickly. We recommend purchasing tickets early! Fred Morrison returns to the Littlefield Celtic Center on Saturday, September 30th at 7:00pm for another spectacular performance! One of the world’s most skilled and celebrated pipers, Morrison’s mastery of the great Highland bagpipes, reelpipes, Uillean pipes, and low whistle is evident through his technical virtuoso and captivating stage presence. A living legend in the Celtic music world, Morrison’s music is firmly rooted in the tradition of the Hebridean islands of Scotland while also boldly exploring the technical and creative boundaries of Celtic music. He has developed a distinct and renowned signature sound in the piping community, and has won nearly all of the international prizes in the piping world. His exceptional talents and expressive style are immediately evident in his adventurous music.  His performances feature mostly his own original compositions, and whether a haunting slow air or an incredibly difficult reel or jig played with breakneck speed and skilled precision, Fred’s mastery of his instruments is completely apparent Celtic Arts Foundation members are offered a $5 discount per ticket from the regular purchase price of $30.  Not a member?  You can fix that easily enough on the membership page of our website (and help support all the things we do!). Please contact us at events@Celticarts.org or call 360-416-4934 to receive the promotional discount code. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30PM. Members of the Celtic Arts Foundation enjoy discounted lodging at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn. For instructions on taking advantage of this discount, please contact the Celtic Arts Foundation at (360)416-4934 or events@celticarts.org. Information about cancellations, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page.

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• Sat 9/30/17 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Scottish Music Session

Irish/Celtic

Join the Celtic Arts Foundation for our monthly Scottish music session! This event is free and open to the public. Musicians and audience members alike are welcome. Please visit celticarts.org for more information on instruments, music, and session guidelines.

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• Sun 10/1/17 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Gaelic Language & Song Workshop

Class/Workshop

Join us on Saturday, October 14th for our Gaelic Language and Song Workshop! After the fantastic success of our first Gaelic Language and Song Workshop in April, we are pleased to announce that we will now have bi-annual Gaelic workshops at the Littlefield Celtic Center! Instructors Stacey Giermann and Rich Hill from Seattle-based Slighe nan Gaidheal have a great workshop planned to help beginners speak–and sing!–in Gaelic before the end of the day. This is a wonderful continuation for those who attended in April, complete with new content and vocabulary as well as refreshers, but is also completely suitable for first-time visitors with no previous experience with Gaelic. The workshop is designed as a beginning course for newcomers to the language; all levels of language learners are welcome, however. Participants will start the day with a quick introduction to what Scottish Gaelic is and a bit of the language’s history. Background information will help students wrap their minds (and tongues) around words that look like a jumble of letters, focusing on pronunciation and basic vocabulary. Students will begin talking with basic, beginning conversational games. After a lunch break, studetns will then learn about various types of Gaelic songs, including Puirt, waulking, laments, and more, as well as their purpose and significance in Celtic culture. Song sheets and pronunciation guides will be provided for students to sing along. Instructors will demonstrate each song and then teach it line-by-line. Recording devices are encouraged to assist students in later practice. This is sure to be another fascinating and fun workshop for those who want to learn more about Celtic culture and the Gaelic language! Stacey Giermann is a Gaelic language coach and speech teacher, and Rich Hill has 25 years of experience teaching Gaelic. Both have studied with some of the best Gaelic teachers and singers in the industry. CAF members may recognize Stacey and Rich from some of the events they have sung at, including the Traditional Scottish Breakfast. Students have the option of purchasing a boxed lunch option provided at the Littlefield Celtic Center for convenience. Lunches include a generously sized deli sandwich, chips, cookie, and bottled water. Please email events@celticarts.org or call 360-416-4934 at least 10 days before the event if you would like to take advantage of this option but have specific dietary restrictions in order for us to investigate alternatives and make special arrangements if possible. The Littlefield Celtic Center is within walking distance from several dining options in downtown Mount Vernon. Workshop participants are able to take advantage of discounted lodging at the Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn. For more information on how to take advantage of this discount, please contact the Celtic Arts Foundation at 360-416-4934 or events@celticarts.org. Information about cancellations, refunds, and exchanges can be found on our Ticket Policy page.

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• Sat 10/14/17 at 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Irish Music Session

Irish/Celtic

Join the Celtic Arts Foundation for our monthly Irish music session! This event is free and open to the public. Musicians and audience members alike are welcome. Please visit celticarts.org for more information on instruments, music, and session guidelines.

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• Sun 10/15/17 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tannahill Weavers Concert

Irish/Celtic

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years.

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• Sat 10/21/17 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Legend of King Arthur

Talks/Lectures

This lecture will trace the myths, legends and historical fragments relating to this most famous British warrior-hero, made famous in medieval romance literature as the ruler of Camelot, but whom many believe was a real historical figure who fought the Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

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• Thu 10/26/17 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Scottish Country Dancing Session

Country/Folk

SCD classes are general, multi-level sessions with some step practice and teaching of dances. We’d like to focus on beginners and inexperienced dancers for the first 45 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of general social dancing for everyone, and we’ll end with 45 minute of focus for more experienced dancers. You do not need a partner, you do not need special clothing (loose and comfortable is the best). Participants are encouraged to wear soft-soled shoes.

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• Sat 10/28/17 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald Guitar & Fiddle Workshop

Irish/Celtic, Class/Workshop

Held at the beautiful and acoustically superb Littlefield Celtic Center in downtown Mount Vernon, students will enjoy both the high-level instruction and intimate, small class sizes the workshops have to offer. Space is limited, so we encourage students to sign up early. Note: Ryan and Eric will also be performing in concert.

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• Sat 11/11/17 at 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Ryan McKasson & Eric McDonald Concert

Irish/Celtic

Ryan McKasson and Eric McDonald's live performances are full of organic banter and good humor to go along with the music. They create an environment of their own design, drawing in listeners without pretense. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Note: Ryan and Eric will also be offering a workshop for guitar and fiddle.

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• Sat 11/11/17 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM