February 23rd, 2018
For Immediate Release
Glasgow’s Paul McKenna Band and Juno Nominees Cassie & Maggie coming to Charlottetown April 13th.
Celebrate Celtic music, story, dance and song with award winning performers! If you enjoy pipes, fiddles, bodrhan join us for a night with Glasgow’s Paul McKenna Band featuring Paul McKenna on lead vocals; winner of Vocalist of the Year at the Scots Trad Awards. Joined by Ewan Baird (bodhran), Conal McDonagh (uilleann pipes, whistles), Jack Smedley (fiddle) and Conor Markey (banjo) this band has travelled the globe and last year performed in Canada at The Edmonton, Canmore, Winnipeg, Vancouver Folk Festivals as well as The Stan Rogers and Small Halls Festivals on the East Coast.
Joining the lads are our lassies from closer to home! The pride of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, are Cassie (fiddle, vocals, stepdance) and Maggie MacDonald (piano, guitar, vocals, stepdance). Cassie & Maggie have just been announced as JUNO nominees in the Roots Traditional category for 2018. Their new release, The Willow Collection was also awarded a Canadian Folk Music Award. These 7 exceptional purveyors of tradition, will be joined by a surprise special guest nightly, to round out a rousing chorus of all things Celtic.
The concert is taking place on Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm at Trinity United Church, 220 Richmond Street in Charlottetown as part of Indian River Festival’s winter series of concerts in partnership with Trinity United Church.
About Indian River Festival:
Presented by the Confederation Bridge, the Indian River Festival offers a summer long series of concerts in a magnificent heritage church set within sight of beautiful Malpeque Bay. The internationally recognized Festival, has been twice named by the Globe and Mail as one of the best summer music festivals in Canada, and presents outstanding performances from a dynamic mix of some of the biggest names in Canadian music and exciting emerging talents. Now entering its 23rd season in 2018, this summer-long festival attracts annual audiences of over 7,000 music lovers to the acoustically perfect St. Mary’s Church, idyllically set overlooking beautiful Malpeque Bay, to experience the very best in folk, blues, jazz, classical, traditional, contemporary and world music.
**NOTE: This concert is being presented in Charlottetown at Trinity United Church**
For more information on how to buy tickets, click here or call Ticketpro at 1-888-311-9090 or the IRF office at 902-836-4933.
For interviews or more information on the artists: call 1-709-691-4751 or email [email protected]