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We know what you’re probably thinking…

“Not ANOTHER educational-family-folk-classical music duo/trio where the performers play oboe, steel-string guitar, Celtic harp, autoharp, ukulele, mandolin, electric bass, bodhran, djembe, banjo, English horn, tin whistle and bagpipes, plus stepdance, dramatize original stories set to music, and do a whole bunch of humourous songs as well as lots of music.”

Well, if that’s the case, you’d be wrong, because honestly, this group is different!  Versatile musicians whose goal is to bring Celtic-rooted music, song, dance, drama, stories and culture to audiences of all ages, the Rathskallions have a special focus on working with schools and within communities, and have earned kudos for their concerts, workshops and collaborations.

We invite you to explore, listen and check out our educational and musical merchandise.

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It’s Time To Visit the Present!

We’ve seen a lot of changes since the last post on this site and we have decided to make performing and music teaching our focus so you’ll see more content in this site and more opportunities to see us. We are starting a CELTIÇITY website. Currently, celticity.ca will send you to this site but that is soon […]

Orchestral shenanigans

Ottawa Citizen “Orchestral Shenanigans”

It’s not that far from the oboe to the tin whistle. Or from the oboe to the bagpipes, for that matter. Wendy Moore, founding member of The Celtic Rathskallions, who played the oboe in a symphony orchestra for 10 years, demonstrates the principle behind the bagpipes for thousands of schoolchildren each year.

Wendy performing at Lyford Cay International School

Bahamas Tour Week

A fun day of four 40 minute performances of my Maddie Show for elementary students at Lyford Cay International School in Nassau. Performing outside in February is certainly a real treat!  

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Up Next

  • 8 Feb 2016 Wendy performs her solo Maddie Show Nassau
    Primary Schools
  • 18 Feb 2016 Ottawa
    MASC Event
  • 21 Feb 2016 Ottawa
    House Concert

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