INSTRUCTORS

2024 Instructors to be announced soon!

Come back and see who will be joining us in Lakefield this year!

Denise Flack

Denise Flack

Denise Flack Singer LEAHY is an award-winning Canadian Celtic music group known for their unique blend of traditional and contemporary music genres. The band is comprised of siblings from the 11 member Leahy family. Denise is number 3 in the line-up and is the lead...

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Frank Leahy

Frank Leahy

Fiddle, Drums LEAHY is an award-winning Canadian Celtic music group known for their unique blend of traditional and contemporary music genres. The band is comprised of siblings from the 11 member Leahy family. Frank is number 7 in the line-up and is the drummer for...

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Maria Leahy

Maria Leahy

Guitar, Banjo, Step-dancing LEAHY is an award-winning Canadian Celtic music group known for their unique blend of traditional and contemporary music genres. The band is comprised of siblings from the 11 member Leahy family. Maria is number 6 in the line-up and plays...

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Jacqueline Doyle

Jacqueline Doyle

As the oldest daughter of Agnes (Leahy) and Mark Enright, Jacqueline has been immersed in music from a very young age. Fun fact...she was the first 'child' to travel with Leahy in their earlier days of touring. Fast forward to today....Jacqueline is all grown up and...

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Chanda Gibson Leahy

Chanda Gibson Leahy

Known as one of Canada’s premier step dance champions, Chanda Leahy (née Gibson) is in a class of her own. She comes from Cobden Ontario and has been stepdancing since the age of 4. Throughout the years, she has won many awards on the contest circuit and is sought...

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Xavier Leahy

Xavier Leahy

Xavier Leahy is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who plays accordion, fiddle, acoustic and electric guitar. As the oldest son of Leahy drummer - Frank, and his wife Chanda (Chanda's School of Dance), he has been immersed in music his entire life. Xavier has...

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Emily Flack

Emily Flack

Emily Flack is a Canadian singer, step-dancer, musician, composer and songwriter.  She is from Dorchester, Ontario. After completing her Master’s Degree in Traditional Irish Song at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, she stayed in Ireland to teach at the...

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Siobheann Donohue

Siobheann Donohue

Bass Guitar, Fiddle, Step-dancing LEAHY is an award-winning Canadian Celtic music group known for their unique blend of traditional and contemporary music genres. The band is comprised of siblings from the 11 member Leahy family. Siobheann is number 4 in the line-up...

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Erin Leahy

Erin Leahy

Piano, Fiddle LEAHY is an award-winning Canadian Celtic music group known for their unique blend of traditional and contemporary music genres. The band is comprised of siblings from the 11 member Leahy family. Erin is number 10 in the line-up and is the primary piano...

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Past Instuctors

Haley Richardson and Quinn Bachand

Haley Richardson and Quinn Bachand

Make sure you have a really comfortable chair and strong internet connection on Wednesday July 15 because Haley Richardson and Quinn Bachand will be doing an online Performance Workshop at our Virtual Camp! Together, Quinn and Haley released a duo CD project, When the...

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Liz Carroll

Liz Carroll

(Leahy Music Camp 2010) Fiddle Liz Carroll is an Irish fiddler, composer, and recording artist. She is the first Irish-American musician to be nominated for a Grammy, and the first American-born composer honored with the Cumadóir TG4, Ireland’s most significant...

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Shane Cook

Shane Cook

Shane Cook is returning to Camp again this summer and we couldn’t be happier!! He is a Canadian and international fiddle champion who captivates audiences with technically thrilling and adventurous performances. Noted by The Canadian Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame as one of...

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Louis Schryer

Louis Schryer

We couldn’t be more excited to tell you that Louis Schryer will be with us at Music Camp this year! Louis was born and raised in Sault St. Marie, Ontario and has been playing the fiddle since the age of eight.  As one of the Schryer’s – renowned throughout Canada and...

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John Doyle

John Doyle

We are extremely excited to be welcoming John Doyle to Music Camp this year!!  Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it’s a fair bet that John had something to do with them. Liz Carroll; Eileen Ivers; Karan Casey; Solas; Michael...

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Don Sills

Don Sills

Don Sills We are very excited about the return of Don Sills to our online Music Camp this year!  He's usually travelling the world with various choirs so we feel lucky that he can be with us regardless of his location! In 2018, he led the National Boychoir of Canada...

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Quinn and Qristina Bachand

Quinn and Qristina Bachand

(Leahy Music Camp 2016) Born on Canada’s West Coast with its signature embrace of experimentation, Qristina & Quinn Bachand have developed their own ‘voice’ while exploring various musical traditions: Old-time, Celtic, Folk, and Jazz.  Fusing all of these styles,...

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Tony McManus

Tony McManus

(Leahy Music Camp 2013) Guitar Tony McManus has come to be recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly...

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Eric Beaudry

Eric Beaudry

Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Singing We are very happy to announce that Eric Beaudry will be joining us at Music Camp this year!! Hailing from the beautiful province of Quebec, he will be sharing both his musical and cultural traditions when comes to Lakefield in July....

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Scott Lake

Scott Lake

(Leahy Music Camp 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) Scott Lake – Audio Engineer Extraordinaire! For more than 12 years, we’ve had the privilege of working with ‘studio wizard’ and ‘recording aficionado’, Scott Lake.  He is one of the most proficient and experienced...

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Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Mark Sullivan is coming back to teach and play with us...online!!! When we started our Music Camp, Mark was the first ever guest instructor that we invited to join us. He is not only an exceptionally talented musician, but “a force in the world!” says Grammy nominated...

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Quinn Bachand

Quinn Bachand

Quinn Bachand is coming to Virtual Music Camp and we couldn't be more excited!!!!  As a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and bandleader, he continues to push the limits of the musical traditions he grew up with on the west coast of Canada. By age...

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Andy Webster

Andy Webster

Originally from Scotland, Andy moved to Canada in 2005 and now lives in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley with his wife and four children.  He has collaborated and shared his musical expertise with us over the years and currently teaches guitar to two of our nephews (on...

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Pierre Schryer

Pierre Schryer

We are thrilled to say that Pierre Schryer is coming to Music Camp this year!  We’ve known Pierre for years as he and his siblings (Louis, Daniel, Julie, and Raymond) attended the same fiddling and step dancing contests that we did as young children.  (Yes, the same...

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Damien Mullane

Damien Mullane

Damien Mullane is straight from Ireland and full of pure talent, skill, and musical expertise. In a short space of time, Damien has a musical cv that any veteran musician would be proud of. Still only 32, he has been described as a virtuoso with an avant-garde style...

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Gary Atlkins

Gary Atlkins

As always, we are very excited to say that “Apple Distinguished Educator”, Gary Atkins, will be with us again this year....online! Gary, who comes from Toronto, Ontario will be teaching guitar and helping participants combine their musical skills and aspirations with...

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Gareth Pearson

Gareth Pearson

We are always thrilled when Gareth Pearson can with us...anywhere! He's returning to 'online' Camp this year and we can't wait! He's a marvel on the guitar and a true master of the instrument. In fact, he is referred to as “The Welsh Tornado” which is particularly...

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William Lamoureux

William Lamoureux

William Lamoureux  is coming back to Music Camp this year! We know that this will make many of you who are returning, very happy. We are too! Whether he's playing in a classical orchestra, in a rock or a country band, in a world music or jazz ensemble, William...

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Daniel Gervais

Daniel Gervais

(Leahy Music Camp 2014) Fiddle Daniel Gervais has been playing the violin since the age of five and is known for his variety of styles.  Along with a busy schedule of performing, recording, and teaching, Daniel is currently working towards a Master of Music degree at...

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Stephanie Cadman

Stephanie Cadman

(Leahy Music Camp 2016) Stephanie Cadman is coming back to Camp! Stephanie is an extremely gifted young woman who can literally do it all!!  We first came to know her as a stepdancer in the Ontario Fiddling and Stepdancing contests.  Her musicality and raw talent was...

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Tim Chaisson

Tim Chaisson

(Leahy Music Camp 2014, 2012, 2010) Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals Tim Chaisson is a Canadian singer/songwriter from Souris, Prince Edward Island. He is a member of Juno Award winning group, The East Pointers. Tim is also a member of the famous Chaisson family, who are...

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Tim Edey

Tim Edey

(Leahy Music Camp 2013) Guitar, Accordion "A ferocious passion and a beautiful tenderness, sensitivity, respect, understanding & love perpetually shines out through the music of virtuoso musician Tim Edey.” SHARON SHANNON “One of the greatest melodeon players in...

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Cécilia

Cécilia

Driven by an intense passion for traditional music, Cécilia is recognized for its ability to transport audiences through an emotional and spectacular universe. Fate brought these three great musical artists together and a brand new sound emerged. With the accordion,...

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Adrean Farrugia

Adrean Farrugia

Adrean Farrugia is coming back to Music Camp!!  We couldn’t be more thrilled as he is not only an award winning pianist and composer, but one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Adrean Farrugia began playing piano at the age of 12. By age 16 he decided that...

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Kyle Waymouth

Kyle Waymouth

Kyle Waymouth is returning to Camp this year! As a multi-instrumentalist and a premier Ottawa-Valley style step dancer, Kyle is in high demand. He is a five-time Canadian Open Step Dance Champion, four-time Canadian Open Group Step Dancing Champion with his group...

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Sophie Perlman

Sophie Perlman

We are very happy to be welcoming Sophia Perlman back to Music Camp this year! She is a singer, musician, songwriter, arts facilitator, choral conductor, music director and educator. She is known primarily for her work as a jazz, blues and improvising musician. She...

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Troy MacGillivray

Troy MacGillivray

Fiddle, Piano (Leahy Music Camp 2017) Raised in Lanark, Nova Scotia, Troy has a musical prowess that can be attributed to an especially rare combination of commitment and bloodline. He has a roots-centered approach to his fiddling and piano playing that inspires...

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Haley Richardson

Haley Richardson

Fiddle/Violin We are very excited to welcome Haley Richardson to our 'virtual experience' of Music Camp this year! She is a virtuosic musician whose talents extend to both classical and Irish traditional music. With her highly ornamented Sligo style perfected under...

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Elaine Overholt

Elaine Overholt

We are very excited to announce that Elaine Overholt is joining us for our virtual gathering on July 15 & 16!! Elaine is a treasured singer, pianist, voice coach and producer.  Having coached such stars as John Travolta, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Renee...

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Timi Turmel

Timi Turmel

Button Accordion We are very happy to say that 3 time Quebec champion of the one row accordion, Timi Turmel will be with us as we move online this year! He is an exceptional talent and master of the diatonic accordion. Coming from Sherbrooke, QC, Timi grew up in a...

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Kimberly Fraser

Kimberly Fraser

We are very excited to be welcoming Kimberley Fraser to Music Camp for the first time! Kimberley was born on Cape Breton Island, and nurtured within its rich musical heritage. She first began to impress audiences at the age of three with her step-dancing talents. Soon...

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The Fitzgerald’s

The Fitzgerald’s

(Leahy Music Camp 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010) Fiddle, Step-dancing, Piano, Mandolin A family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing siblings – Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings, from just outside of Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long...

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Seamus Egan and Winifred Horan

Seamus Egan and Winifred Horan

(Leahy Music Camp 2014) Seamus Egan and Winifred Horan coming to Music Camp! We are very excited to announce that Seamus Egan and Winifred Horan of the internationally acclaimed Irish-American band Solas, are coming to Music Camp!  Winifred will be sharing her musical...

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Chrissy Crowley

Chrissy Crowley

Chrissy Crowley Fiddle We are thrilled to tell you that Chrissy Crowley is coming back to Music Camp!  She was with us for the first time last year and graced everyone with her music, talent, and Cape Breton charm! As a Canadian fiddler with a firm foundation in the...

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