Young performers to take the stage at Brackley Beach Community Centre
A young group of musicians from North Vancouver, B.C., will be the special guests at tonight’s Dunes n’ Tunes Ceilidh at the Brackley Beach Community Centre.
P.E.I. piano player Johnny Ross hosts the ceilidh, which is held on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. during summer.
The North Shore Celtic Ensemble (NSCE) offers an engaging sound that blends Celtic, French-Canadian and old-time tunes with a youthful, contemporary twist — the perfect complement to the ceilidh. The NSCE has appeared at the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, the Seattle Northwest Folklife Festival, the Drummondville’s Mondial des Cultures, the Festival du Bois and numerous others.
With the NSCE performing in the second half of the concert, the main Dunes n’ Tunes band will be playing the first half of the evening. This group includes Jordan LeClair (vocals), Peggy Clinton (vocals), Nathan Condon ( fiddle) and Rachel Duncan (step dance).
The group is noted for energetic performances that showcase traditional East Coast music and dance, with strong vocal harmonies, rousing piano reels, lively fiddling, and a good dose of humour.
The ceilidh opened its second season on June 30 to an enthusiastic crowd, receiving two standing ovations and an encore.
Admission is at the door. For more information on the NSCE, visit www.nsce.ca. For more information on Dunes n’ Tunes, call 902-659-2137.
Tonight’s Dunes n’ Tunes Ceilidh will feature a performance by the North Shore Celtic Ensemble (NSCE).