May 20, 2021

SIAMSA Irish Traditional Music Weekend brought to you by Comhaltas Red Island Branch Friday June 11th and Saturday June 12th. Click this post for more info ….

Posted by: Old Triangle Charlottetown

A year on from Comhaltas’ newest branch on Prince Edward Island, CCÉ Red Island are determined to not let a bumpy year get in the way of a weekend filled with music, craic & good company!

Siamsa (pronounced sheem-sa) means ‘jolly festivities & entertainment’ in the Irish Gaelic language, and appropriately sets the mood for the weekend!

Siamsa Traditional Irish Music Weekend is getting underway on the 11th& 12thJune, so mark those calendars!

A range of talent to include artists Orla McCague, Karine Gallant, Ian Macinnes, Andrée Mackula Thériault, Erin Dempsey, Cian Ó Móráin & Mary MacGillivray ensure this will be a memorable weekend not to be missed!

To start the weekend’s events, join all our tutors for a wonderful Friday evening of music & song at the Traditional Irish Music Concert, from 8pm.

Then on Saturday, join County Monaghan native Órla McCague online for a tune & technique workshop from 10am – 12pm (suitable for all instruments & abilities) followed by fiddle & accompaniment with Karine Gallant & Ian Macinnes from 2 – 4pm.

And finally, enjoy the sweet music of hosts Andrée & Erin for a traditional Irish music session on Saturday evening from 8pm. Participants & listeners welcome.

All events at the Old Triangle (902-892-5200)

More info available from the Comhaltas website at

Pre-register for workshops by email to