Sessions & Dances

At the heart of the Acadia Trad Festival are the many opportunities to build community and connect with other trad enthusiasts.

Formal and informal sessions are scattered throughout the campus, and you can expect to find gatherings of students and faculty at all hours of the day and night. Sessions vary widely in genre and in playing level, and welcome listeners as well as participants. For the most part, sessions are limited to students and faculty, however a limited number of passes to the After Hours Club are available for listeners or participants.

2016 was the Year of the Dance at the Acadia Trad Festival! Two social community dances (one Cape Breton, one Contra dance) were held following the evening concerts, and for the first time there was a Dance major! Check back in October for 2017 plans!

Trad for the
Common Good

Sunday, June 26
10 – 11:30AM
Common Good Cafe
Southwest Harbor

Start your day with good eats and fun, and a rousing Acadia Trad Celtic Session. Come listen or bring an instrument and join the fun! Voluntary donation at the door