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Thread #122867 Message #2698927
Posted By: Mooh
12-Aug-09 - 06:04 PM
Thread Name: Celtic College 2009 Goderich Canada
Subject: RE: Celtic College 2009 Goderich Canada
Where else could you hear a pickup band with Steafan Hannigan, Brian McNeill, and Tony McManus, but at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival? That the Celtic College also has similar talent is amazing.
For a few years I attended the college to take courses led by Phil Cooper (guitar), Simon Mayor (mandolin), and Ernie King (luthier). Other years I assisted Ernie King or Josh House in the repair course. Later years I've had to miss the college due to my own music business, but still keep up with what's going on if I can.
I've never missed the festival however, having performed every year as a supporting musician, the mercenary musician for hire roll that is so enjoyable.
But, education is what matters, and the college does it well.