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.


			

Curriculum Links

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


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Residency
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Senior
Seniors
Language
English
French
French Immersion

Seniors Performance: Multi Instrument Kaleidoscope

Residency Performance English Seniors

Join the Celtic Rathskallions and watch and listen to a wide variety of 30 musical instruments being performed on and discussed. An informative and fascinating experience featuring instruments from around the world.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In Person and Online:
One performance: 1 hour $545 + HST
Request a Booking

School Performance

New Program Residency Performance English

This fun, lively, and 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:
In Person:
Maximum: 350 students
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A) $545 + HST
Two performances: same school in one half day
$745 + HST

Follow up a performance (in the same half day) with a
30 minute Play the Ukulele workshop:
Maximum: 30 students $190 + HST

Online:
Maximum: 500 students
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A) $545 + HST
Request a Booking

School Performance: Sing Along

Residency Performance English

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

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In Person:
Maximum: 350 students
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A) $545 + HST
Two performances: same school in one half day
$745 + HST

Follow up a performance (in the same half day) with a
30 minute Play the Ukulele workshop:
maximum: 30 students $190 + HST

Online:
Maximum: 500 students
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A) $545 + HST
Request a Booking

School Performance: Multi Instrument Kaleidoscope

Residency Performance English

Join the Celtic Rathskallions and watch and listen to a wide variety of musical instruments (up to 30) being performed on and discussed. An informative and fascinating experience featuring instruments from around the world. Maximum 100 participants

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In Person:
Maximum: 350 students
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A) $545 + HST
Two performances: same school in one half day
$745 + HST

Follow up a performance (in the same half day) with a
30 minute Play the Ukulele workshop:
maximum: 30 students $190 + HST

Online:
Maximum: 500 students
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q & A) $545 + HST
Request a Booking

School Workshop: 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 workshops.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person only:

One 45 minute session: $300 + HST
Half day: two 45 minute sessions $400 + HST
Full day: four 45 minute sessions $500 + HST
Request a Booking

School Workshop-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:
In person and online:

One 45 minute session: $300 + HST
Half day: two 45 minute sessions $400 + HST
Full day: four 45 minute sessions $500 + HST
Request a Booking

School Residency-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:
In person only:

Five full days: four 45 minute sessions per day
$2,500 + HST
Request a Booking

Senior Performance

New Program Residency Performance English Seniors

Celtic Rathskallions’ 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
Maximum:
20
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person and Online:
One performance: 1 hour $545 + HST
Request a Booking

Senior Performance: 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:
In person and Online:
One performance: 1 hour $545 + HST
Request a Booking

Seniors Workshop: Ukulele 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:
In person only:
One workshop: 45 minutes $320 +HST
Request a Booking