Ready to start sea­son

Meaghan Blan­chard, Tracy Cantin and David Myles kick off the month of July at the In­dian River Fes­ti­val

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

In­dian River Fes­ti­val kicks with two con­certs: Is­land Girls fea­tur­ing Meaghan Blan­chard, Tracy Cantin, Sirens and Robert Kort­gaard on Fri­day, July 3 and David Myles on July 5 at 7:30 p.m.

This week­end the In­dian River Fes­ti­val kicks-off July with two ex­cit­ing con­certs: Is­land Girls fea­tur­ing Meaghan Blan­chard, Tracy Cantin, Sirens and Robert Kort­gaard on Fri­day, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. and David Myles on Sun­day, July 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Some­thing in the ocean air and red soil of P.E.I. makes an Is­land-raised girls want to sing. To­day, the fes­ti­val cel­e­brates two such mar­vels whose paths are dif­fer­ent but whose ac­com­plish­ments and in­ter­na­tional ac­co­lades con­tinue to amass.

Blan­chard, ECMA win­ning coun­try artist of the year, con­tin­ues to widen her fan base through­out North Amer­ica and abroad. Cantin has been thrilling au­di­ences with her stel­lar voice and dra­matic por­tray­als on con­cert and opera stages of the world. And if that’s not enough, an­chor­ing the evening is P.E.I.’s own women’s choral ensem­ble, Sirens.

“Heav­enly har­monies and pu­rity of tone are the hall­marks of this unique group,” a news re­lease states.

Cantin will be joined by the Fes­ti­val’s Artis­tic Di­rec­tor, Robert Kort­gaard, on pi­ano.

In the In­dian River Fes­ti­val’s 20 year history, Myles has es­tab­lished him­self among our au­di­ence’s favourite per­form­ers, mak­ing this his fourth ap­pear­ance at the Fes­ti­val on Sun­day.

“Some­where on the spec­trum be­tween James Tay­lor and Justin Tim­ber­lake, Myles has truly forged his own path by em­brac­ing mod­ern and vintage pop, folk and soul mu­sic,” a news re­lease states.

A Juno and ECMA win­ner, Myles has col­lab­o­rated with Grammy-win­ner Alex Cuba, and with Clas­si­fied on “In­ner Ninja”, the big­gest selling rap sin­gle in Cana­dian history. Myles has re­cently be­come host of CBC Ra­dio’s The East Coast Mu­sic Hour.

Both per­for­mances are at St. Mary’s Church, In­dian River. Check www.in­di­an­river­fes­ti­val.com or call 1-866-856-3733.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

David Myles is part of the In­dian River Fes­ti­val open­ing week­end lineup. He will per­form on Sun­day at 7:30 p.m

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