Bangor Celtic Crossroads

Our mission. To promote, support, and connect a variety of Celtic Arts and Traditions, while highlighting Bangor’s position as a hub of Celtic Heritage.

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Upcoming Events

Mrs. Sheehy Skeffington

Transatlantic Subversive? Irish Nationalist and Feminist Hanna Sheehy Skeffington’s American Lecture Tours: 1916-1923 Virtual lecture by Professor Elizabeth McKillen, University of Maine In 1916, a rebellion against British rule broke out in Ireland. Suffragist Hanna Sheehy Skeffington did not initially participate in the rebellion because she believed that gaining the vote for women took precedence […]

Pascal Gemme playing fiddle

If you are enthusiastic or curious about the music of La Belle Province then this workshop is for you. You’ll have the possibility of learning some tunes from the Quebecois repertoire which includes Brandys (3/4), Galops, Cotillions, Jigs, Marches and «straight» reels with even or odd number of parts. Please bring a small recording device […]

Close up photo of Neil Pearlman

Join Neil as he breaks down different approaches to accompany a traditional Scottish melody on the piano. We’ll go through the process of building a basic chord structure and developing it into something more involved, then we’ll go through some different ways to play them, ranging from traditional to contemporary. Neil Pearlman Multi-instrumentalist, stepdancer and […]

Katie McNally with fiddle

Scottish music, dance, and Gaelic language have been safeguarded and nurtured in Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia for centuries. In this workshop, Katie will teach a classic tune from the Cape Breton fiddle repertoire by breaking it down, addressing bowing, ornamentation, and feel as we dig into the tune. Recordings and sheet music will […]

Yann Falquet playing guitar

Yann’s class will be centered on the different accompaniment approaches for Quebecois fiddle tunes, talk about chord theory, include some common chord progressions, moving bass notes, inversions & substitutions and more. Yann can teach elements of DADGAD, but most will be geared to all guitar tunings. Yann Falquet Yann Falquet is a very active and […]

Nicholas Williams playing accordion

All levels. Brush up your French with Quebecois call and answer songs. Nicholas Williams Nicholas Williams has developed a reputation as a versatile and sought-after musician in the traditional music scenes of Québec and New England. His rhythmic yet nuanced style of flute playing draws from Irish and Scottish traditions, as well as from his studies […]

Genticorum jam image

Over the past 18 years the trad Quebec group Genticorum has become a fixture on the international world, trad, folk and Celtic music circuit. The band’s six albums met with critical acclaim in Canada, the United States and Europe, assuring the band a brilliant future. Known for its energy and its stage presence, Genticorum has […]

News

Announcing the 2020 Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival—From Your Home

September 17th, 2020

When the Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival committee began planning the 2020 festival, we had no idea that our plans would be upended by a pandemic—borders closed, gatherings discouraged, people fearful of gathering. But here we are. So, we regrouped. We are bringing you a virtual festival. Know that, as soon as it is safe, BCCF […]

All Spring Concerts Cancelled

March 18th, 2020

All of our Spring concerts have been cancelled. We will reschedule at a later date.

Máire Ní Chathasaigh and Chris Newman, March 27

February 17th, 2020

Due to CDC guidance against gatherings of 50 or more people, this show has been canceled. All ticket holders have been refunded. Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center St, Brewer, 7PM “This celebrated duo took the place by storm. Stately Carolan tunes, jazzy Django-ish numbers, dazzling Doc Watson style flat picking fliers, driving Irish dance tunes […]

Robert Burns Night/Supper with music by the Napper Tandies, Feb 1

January 10th, 2020

Join us for a fun night of celebration of Scotland’s bard Robert (Robbie) Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796). Featuring Pipe major Scott Heney with musical entertainment by the Napper Tandies. The Burns night program includes: Piping in the Guests, Chairperson’s Welcome, The Selkirk Grace, Piping in the Haggis, Address to the Haggis, […]

Fall Concert Series: Mac Mac Morin and Wendy MacIsaac, November 15

November 6th, 2019

Wendy MacIsaac is a fiddler/piano player/stepdancer from Creignish, Cape Breton, Canada. Since the early 1990’s, she has toured the world in support of her solo recordings as well as a member of Beolach, and with Mary Jane Lamond. Pianist Mac Morin has recorded and toured with Beolach, Natalie MacMaster, Buddy MacMaster, Ian MacDougall, YoYo Ma, […]

Fall Concert Series starts with Gillian Boucher and Bob McNeill on Sunday!

October 23rd, 2019

Cathy Segee and I just returned from Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia where we witnessed some outstanding performers. We are very excited to bring two of them– Gillian Boucher and Bob McNeill— to you coming up this coming Sunday, October 27 at 6 pm in Brewer at the Next Generation Theater 39 Center […]

Gaelic Athletic Games – Schedule Change

September 25th, 2019

Note: The Gaelic Athletic Games demonstration scheduled for Sunday on Union Street has been changed to Bangor Public Library grounds on Saturday from 12-2.

Irish Fiddler Gerry O’Connor heads the 2019 Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival

September 19th, 2019

The festival kicks off Friday night with a concert at the Bangor Arts Exchange (189 Exchange St) ballroom at 7 pm with Gerry O’Connor and Kevin McElroy. Gerry O’Connor and Kevin McElroy in Concert Celebrated Irish fiddler Gerry OConnor (Skylark, Lá Lugh) will be joined by Freeport, ME-based guitarist and singer, Kevin McElroy. Gerry grew […]

Announcing the 2019 Bangor Celtic Crossroads Festival September 27-29

August 12th, 2019

Featuring the great Gerry O’Connor, one of the great fiddle players of his generation. From County Lough, Ireland, Gerry is a fourth generation fiddler who has toured with Planxty, the Bothy Band, DeDannan, Boys of the Lough, the Chieftains, and the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Gerry’s own recordings include music of the Orial region of South […]

Cape Breton’s Kitchen Party with Andrea Beaton and Troy MacGillivray and Sabra MacGillivray

June 17th, 2019

Hi, Friends, This is our last show for the season, so I hope you will turn out and support these wonderful artists from the Maritimes. Andrea Beaton comes from a long line of Beaton and MacMaster musicians, which explains why her music is her own and deeply rooted in the Cape Breton tradition. Like her […]

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Maine Arts Commission
Bangor Public Library
National Folk Organization – Member
Machias Savings Bank