Celtic Rathskallions

Wendy Moore is classically trained and played oboe and English horn with the Kingston Symphony for many years.  Also experienced in folk music, she created and has managed and led the Celtic Rathskallions for over 15 years. Wendy sings, step-dances, plays harp, whistle, oboe, and English horn. She has published two storybooks for children set to music.
Arthur McGregor has played and organized folk music for most of his life and is well known as the founder of the Ottawa Folklore Centre. Arthur sings, plays guitar, autoharp, Appalachian dulcimer, bodhran, clawhammer-style banjo, djembe and mandolin. He has been awarded ‘The Unsung Hero’ Award from the Canadian Folk Music Awards,  The Estelle Klein Award (Folkmusic Ontario) and the Helen Verger Award (Ottawa Folk Festival) for his work in the world of folk music.

Arthur and Wendy tour full time, either as Moore & McGregor (adult audiences) and The Celtic Rathskallions (children) and have been actively sharing their musical talents with audiences on both sides “of the pond” touring nationally and internationally, travelling to Ireland, Europe and throughout the USA.


			

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Develop active listening skills, cultural and historical music experience, patterns of music through pitch, rhythm and melody; ensemble work.


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Performance

Residency Performance English

This interactive performance includes Celtic songs and tunes performed on a wide variety of musical instruments: Celtic harp, tin whistle, bodhran, bagpipes and many more. The show also includes Ontario-style step-dancing, an original Celtic story dramatized and set to music as well as a dash of humour.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
350
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A) $540 + HST
Two performances: same school in one half day: $740 + HST

Follow up a performance (in the same half day) with a 30 minute "Play the Ukulele” workshop
Maximum: 30 students $185 + HST
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Play the Ukulele!

Residency Workshop English

Students will learn the basics of ukulele strumming patterns and some easy songs to sing along. Ukuleles will be provided for the workshop.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One 45 minute session: $295 + HST
Half day: two 45 minute sessions $395 + HST
Full day: three 45 minute sessions $495 + HST
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Song Writing

Residency Workshop English

Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of song writing as they collectively write their own song.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One 45 minute session: $295 + HST
Half day: two 45 minute sessions $395 + HST
Full day: four 45 minute sessions $495 + HST
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Ukulele

Residency English

Extend the ukulele workshops to a full week, ending with a final performance for the whole school.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
4 classes
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
Five full day residency: four 45 minute sessions per day $2475 + HST
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Peformance for Seniors

Residency Performance English Seniors

Celtic Rathskallions (aka Moore and McGregor) performances for adult and seniors' community venues include instrumental music, songs and even some step-dancing. Wendy Moore and Arthur McGregor play a wide variety of instruments including Celtic harp, guitar, oboe, English horn, tin whistle, bodhran, ukulele, mandolin and autoharp.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Dance, Music
Time and Price:
One performance: 1 hour $480 + HST
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Step Dancing

Residency Workshop English Seniors

Participants will learn some basic steps of step-dancing a reel. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to dance a short reel with music accompaniment.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Dance, Music
Time and Price:
45 minutes session $315 + HST
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Sing Along

New Program Residency Performance English Seniors

Invite Wendy and Arthur to come and lead a group sing-along of fun and familiar favourites. Song sheets are provided for those who want to fully participate and others can just come out and tap their toes and enjoy the music.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One performance: 1 hour $480 + HST
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Ukelele playing

New Program Residency Workshop English Seniors

Wendy and Arthur will teach the basics of ukulele playing and some easy songs to sing and strum. Ukuleles will be provided for the workshop.

Participants:
Seniors
Maximum:
20
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
One workshop: 45 minutes $315 + HST
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