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Leahy Music Camp announces Instructors Concert

The Leahy Music Camp is pleased to announce that a limited number of tickets will be available to the public for the 2014 Instructor’s Concert which will be held on Monday, June 30.

In previous years, the Leahy’s have taken Camp “out” to the community through its House Concert series. This year, the Leahy’s would like to invite members of the community “in” to the Camp to share in the Monday night Instructor’s Concert. As such, they’re holding a draw to give away a pair of free tickets to five lucky winners. To enter the draw, people are asked to submit their name and telephone number by emailing the Music Camp office at The draw will take place on Friday, June 27 after which winners will be notified. This event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. in the Bryan Jones Theatre at Lakefield College School.

In addition to several members of the Leahy Family, instructors who will be performing include:

Tony McManus–Guelph, ON–Guitar

Seamus Eagan–Philadelphia, PA–Tenor Banjo, Whistles, Flute

Winifred Horan–New York City, NY–Fiddle

Daniel Gervais–Calgary, AB–Fiddle

Scott Lake–Bailieboro, ON, Recording and Sound Engineer

Tim Chaisson–PEI, Fiddle, Guitar, Singing and Songwriting

Stephanie Cadman–Toronto, ON–Step-dancing, Fiddle

Louis Schryer–Eganville, ON– Fiddle

Gary Atkins–Toronto, ON–Guitar, Apple Computer Lab

Matt Herskowitz–Montreal, PQ–Piano, Composition

Kerry Fitzgerald–Bancroft, ON–Step-dancing, Fiddle, Piano

Tom Fitzgerald–Bancroft, ON–Fiddle, Mandolin

Emily Flack – Dorchester, ON–Step-dancing, Singing, Piano and Songwriting

Chanda (Gibson) Leahy–Orangeville, ON–Step-dancing

More information about the Camp and its 2014 instructors can be found at People can contact the Music Camp office by calling 705.652.7376 or e-mailing

The Leahy Music Camp is a four-day event, held annually during the first week of July, in Lakefield, Ontario. It is hosted at the internationally renowned Lakefield College School situated on Lake Katchewanooka. The Camp focuses on fiddle, piano, step-dancing, singing, and guitar, but also offers instruction in other areas like accordion, bass, drums, mandolin, whistles, audio engineering, and more.  Special guests and instructors are invited to teach at the Camp each year; musicians from a variety of genres, technical and engineering experts, and people the Leahy’s have worked with over the years. Emphasis is placed on skills, interpretation and expression, history, and the art of working and playing music with others. Some of the many Camp features include a recording studio, a “Music Room” to try different musical instruments, live performances, a Music Computer Lab, and regular jam sessions where musicians of all genres and ages play together.

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