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Càirdeas 2019

22 July 2019 - 26 July 2019
All day
TBA location

Full registration fee is $575 and a $200 deposit will hold your spot. The balance is due by June 1st. Deposits are fully refundable until May 1st, and cancellations after July 1st will forfeit 50% of your initial payment. If you know you will be attending, early registration would be appreciated because this helps with our cash-flow as we deal with visa issues, travel arrangements, etc.

Some scholarships may be available. Please send a statement of need and we will award scholarships as funding allows.

Accommodations: Students may stay at a local AirBnB or hotel and commute to the school each day. Limited camping is also available. Please let us know ASAP if you’re interested in camping.
Meals: On session nights, delicious evening meals are communal and prepared by a professional caterer. Please plan to arrange your own breakfast and lunch.

Checks should be made out to Càirdeas Inc. and mailed to:

Chuck Henry
158 Stonecrest Heights
Waynesville, NC, 28786-4853


Fin Moore – Fin needs no introduction to most of us. He took over from his father as main instructor several years ago and his teaching style has allowed many students to dramatically improve their playing.

Angus Nicolson- Angus Nicolson comes from the Isle of Skye, in the North West of Scotland and started learning the chanter at the age of 10, some 23 years ago. He plays with a variety of acts including The Angus Nicolson Trio, Seudan, The Margaret Stewart Trio and other performance and recording commissions. Angus is a regular sight on the ceilidh band scene, as well as TV and radio, and has two critically acclaimed albums released with The Angus Nicolson Trio, “Lasses That Baffle Us” and “Sealladh Ard” with plans for more recording in the future.

Tim Cummings ­– Vermont’s own Tim Cummings completes the trio of instructors.

You can read the full bio for each of our instructors on our web page at www.cairdeas.org on the “About” page. Please type in this address or use this link to access the new web site. If you simply google a general “bellows school” term then you will most likely be taken to the old web site and miss out on all the current information.

Lessons and workshops in the whistle, dance and song are often available, and there’s usually a pipe maker or two on hand for any instrument repair. Evening activities are in the planning stages, and will include communal meals, slow and fast group sessions, and perhaps an instructors’ concert. More details to follow in the next newsletter.


For questions on registration, please email Chuck Henry at: char03@ix.netcom.com
For all other questions, please email: cairdeasvt@gmail.com

Come join us in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont for an unforgettable week!

Happy Piping!
The Crew at Càirdeas