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.

2017 Acadia Trad Festival Contra Dances

Monday, June 26 from 10:30PM – 12AM, Gates Auditorium – Bob and Amy Buckingham (caller TBD)

Wednesday, June 28 from 10:30PM – 12AM, Gates Auditorium – Velocipede, Chrissy Fowler calling

Trad for the
Common Good

Sunday, June 25
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