Good News Update from our Outreach Programme


Blue Skies in the Community still welcomes applications for help in funding projects that bring music to the communities surrounding the Blue Skies site.

During these difficult times we are very flexible about what these projects might be, or might need in the way of support. Since the projects that we usually sponsor (in person concerts, workshops, events) are not possible at this time, we welcome any innovative thinking about how we can support artists to bring musical experiences to our communities.

If you have an idea, contact Linda Rush, at lindarush@yahoo.com.  You may link to the Community Granting application on this website.

It is with great sorrow that we announce the Blue Skies Music Festival 2020 is CANCELLED

We are deeply saddened and sorry to make this announcement. This decision was made by consensus at an online meeting of more than 100 people. We can clearly see that the slow return to some form of normalcy is not going to happen in time for us to safely hold the Blue Skies festival this August long weekend.

There will be no festival at the site this year

We know how much Blue Skies means to all of us. We ask everyone to respect this decision and not come to the site this year. The land will have an opportunity to rest. We will meet at Blue Skies again, but not in 2020.

Cancelling now feels like the kindest response we can offer to the many folks who are touched by Blue Skies. There are tears and there is hope for the future.

We are at the early stages of organizing an on-line event, with Magoo as our Emcee. Please stay tuned to the (official) Blue Skies website and the Blue Skies Facebook (unofficial) page for more details as they develop.

Thank you for understanding. Thank you for loving Blue Skies. Thank you for staying home and staying safe. We’ll look for you at our online event. Yours in music and community.

The magic will happen again, just not in 2020.

** Blue Skies Kids Arts Camp 2020 **

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Due to COVID-19 Blue Skies in the Community has cancelled Kids Camp for the summer of 2020.

Jenn Ayer & Janine DeVries, Directors
Blue Skies Kids Arts Camp

** Blue Skies Adult Music Camp 2020 **

The 2020 Adult Music Camp is CANCELLED.

Dave and Martin

** Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra **

Due to COVID-19 the Blue Skies Fiddle Orchestra has had to postpone all events and programmes until it is safe to gather once again in groups. Stay tuned for updates please..

Cindy McCall Director/Conductor

Blue Skies in the Community spreads the spirit of the Blue Skies Music Festival into the community throughout the year by fostering and supporting music, musicians and the arts in the area surrounding the festival site between Cloyne, Perth, Ompah and Kingston.

In 1988 The Blue Skies Festival Organizers committed funds to start an outreach program.  For 30 years, Blue Skies in the Community has been that program.  Our mandate is to support music all year long in the community surrounding the festival site and an arts camp for children, during the summertime, on the festival site. Throughout the year the Blue Skies in the Community Committee facilitates an exciting range of music related activities.  Programs include: The Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra, The Blue Skies Children’s Summer Arts Day Camp, The Blue Skies Adult Music Camp, Funding Support for Concerts and Workshops, the Blue Skies Instrument Bank, The Blue Skies Choir Music Lending library and Music Lesson Bursaries.  For information about Blue Skies in the Community or any of its activities, contact Linda Rush at lindarush@yahoo.com

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