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CCE Potomac's Musical Arts and Dance Week

World-Class Instruction Right Here in Bethesda

The Bog Band inspired director Mitch Fanning to create Musical Arts and Dance (MAD) Week. Now in its fifteenth year, Bog Band members of every generation have benefited greatly from the experience.


MAD Week is a nationally and internationally acclaimed inter-generational program providing Irish traditional cultural arts instruction. It follows in the time-honored process of bringing authentic masters of the traditions together with aspiring musicians, singers, dancers, and Irish speakers for rich interaction and instruction. 


This summer once again world-class faculty will lead Irish musicians and dancers of all ages and abilities as they discover new passions and hone their skills.


Classes and workshops in fiddle, flute, tin whistle, concertina, button accordion, guitar, tenor banjo, mandolin, singing, bodhran, and piano, plus music theory, Irish language, and numerous styles of Irish dance.


Evening activities include sessions, ceili, and faculty concert.


For the wee folk MAD Week’s Youth & Kids Camp is a creative, nurturing, inclusive program.

Don't Miss It

July 19-24, 2020


Virtual for 2020


Open to children and adults, all levels


For children ages 7-12 MAD Week offers a day camp style program with before and after-care available.