Cathie’s Celtic Dance from Albury-Wodonga is an energetic group of Irish Dancers with performers of all ages. Starting in 2005 with a few students, Cathie’s Celtic Dance has grown to become a much sought after performance troupe regularly performing throughout Victoria and southern New South Wales. The troupe performs original choreography to both traditional and modern music.
With oodles of talent, this dedicated group of musicians perform with a passion and sound that belies their young age (10-16 years of age). From the Bellarine campus of Christian College Geelong they are the next generation of folkies, performing traditional toe tapping tunes and spirited solo performances. Led by Cathy Blake & Michelle Burton, featuring fiddles, harps, flutes, whistles, voice & more!
These workshops will explore ‘What is Celtic? A Question of Identity’ and ‘Brigid: A Celtic Woman for our Time’. Gwen Masters is a Minister of the Uniting Church of Australia, who has completed a Masters degree in Celtic Studies from the University of Lampeter in Wales. She has recently published a book on Celtic Spirituality: Reclaiming an Ancient Heritage: Celtic Spirituality for Today. Catriona Devlin is a Brigidine Sister with wide experience in education, leadership, spirituality and liturgy. She is currently the Coordinator of Kildara Centre in Malvern, Victoria, and of the Brigid’s Well Program.
This group of students and teachers from St Joseph’s College Geelong have been playing together for 12 months under the direction of music teacher, Amy Young. They are passionate about Celtic music, and love playing together, for equally passionate audiences.