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The Celtic Rathskallions perform in soft-seat theatres and at festivals for families and children. Engaging and delightful, their shows are entertaining as well as informative.Two or more Rathskallions will entertain you with familiar favourites such as I’s the B’y, The Unicorn Song, The Rattlin’ Bog and many more. Before you know it you will be clapping, singing and even stepdancing along with them.

Between any two of them, the Rathskallions play 15 different instruments. Their shows include Celtic (and folk and classical) music, drama, stepdancing and storytelling set to music. Performances range in length from 45-90 minutes depending on the venue and type and age range of the audience.

Sample family concert repertoire

  • The Jolly Beggarman
  • All Around The Circle (I’s the B’y)
  • Mary Mac
  • The Unicorn Song
  • Early One Morning / Ode To Joy
  • Donkey Riding
  • Maddie’s Reel Medley
  • Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor
  • The Ghost Song
  • Say A Little Prayer
  • The Rattlin’ Bog
  • Song For The Mira
  • Lukey’s Boat
  • Einini
  • Maddie’s Moon (a musical story)

Sample family/children’s show

  • The Jolly Beggarman
  • Glass bottles/pitch demo
  • I’s the B’y
  • The Rattlin’ Bog (“North Ontario” version)
  • The Ghost Song
  • Harp demo – Early One Morning / Ode to Joy
  • The Unicorn Song
  • Double reeds and bagpipe demo
  • Jack Was Every Inch A Sailor
  • Stepdance demo – Maddie’s Reel Medley
  • Donkey Riding
  • Musical storytelling of Maddie’s Moon
  • Lukey’s Boat
  • Encore – Song For The Mira

Festival performance experience

Ottawa Folk Festival, Ottawa, ON
Children’s Festival, Calgary, AB
Celtic Festival, Fort Erie, ON
Ottawa Children’s Festival, Ottawa, ON
Stuart Park Festival, Perth, ON
Eaglewood Folk Festival, Peferlaw, ON
Along the Banks Festival, Merrickville, ON
Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Ottawa, ON
Summer Parks Children’s Festival, Ottawa, ON
Tall Ships Festival, Kingston, ON
Niagara Folk Arts Festival, St. Catherines, ON
Smith Falls Chocolate Festival, Smiths Falls, ON
Ottawa Jazz Festival, Ottawa, ON
Upper Canada Village, Morrisburg, ON
Canada Day Festival, Hamilton, ON

Theatre series performances

Kinderconcerts series, Kitchener, ON
The Children’s Hour series, Milton, ON
On Stage for Kids, Almonte, ON
Kids’ Playhouse, Belleville, ON
Razzamataz Theatre Series, Haliburton, ON
Joshual Bates Theatre, Athens, ON
Baby Grand Family series, Kingston, ON
Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, ON
Youth Music Centre series, Guelph, ON
Kids’ Kaleidoscope Series, Sioux Lookout, ON
Children’s Delight Series, Dryden, ON
SunDay Smiles Family Series, Kenora, ON
Kids & Company, Fort Frances, ON
Atikokan Children’s Series, Atikokan, ON
Entertainment 4 Kidz@The Rock, Red Rock, ON

See their performance schedule for shows nearest you. To book the group, please phone (613) 258-6200 or email Wendy Moore.