The Celtoids – Free Celtic Music Lessons for Students of All Ages

Jam on with the Celtoids led by fiddler John Weed (Molly’s Revenge, New World String Project) on Tuesdays in Edwards Hall.

For students just beginning to learn tunes by ear, the slow and easy session runs from 4 pm – 5 pm, and more experienced jammers meet from 5 pm – 6 pm. We rock the house and have a great time! Knowledge of basic fiddle in the first position is recommended. The sessions are free and open to the public. We are intergenerational and welcome students of all ages.

St. Mary’s Celtic Music program is the proud recipient of a $3,000 grant award from the Arts Council of Monterey County.  This grant will enable us to continue our on-line Zoom music sessions and lessons through the summer months into the fall.

Arts Council for Monterey County

John Weed is a classically trained violinist who has spent the last 20 years immersed in various fiddle styles. John lived in Ireland in 2000 and taught fiddle workshops at the Flowing Tide International Music School in Doonbeg, County Clare. He has honed his skills since, attending the Frankie Kennedy Winter School in Dunlewey, County Donegal where he studied with Ciaran O’Maonaigh and Dermot Mcloughlin. Having an affinity for American fiddle styles, John explores the connection between Irish, Scottish, and old-time fiddle.

For info contact Jackie Pierce, (831) 224-3819 or fiddlejamjp@gmail.com and don’t forget to follow St. Mary’s on Facebook to get invited to fabulous concerts and events. See you at the jam!