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.


2018 Acadia Trad Festival Contra Dances

Sunday, June 24, 2018: Community Dance – 7:00PM – 10PM, Gates Auditorium – Barefoot (Ed Howe & Jamie Oshima) – caller TBD

Friday, June 29, 2018: Student Concert & Community Dance – 6:30PM – 10:30PM, Gates Auditorium – Student bands & callers!

Trad for the
Common Good

Sunday, June 24, 2018
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