Lot 7 Ceilidh sea­son in 15th year of show­cas­ing Is­land mu­si­cians

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - COMMUNITY /ENTERTAINMENT -

The 2015 sea­son of the Lot 7 Ceilidhs got off to a rous­ing start on Thurs­day, July 2, at St. Mark's Hall in Bur­ton, lo­cated in western P.E.I.

San­dra Jones and fam­ily, which in­cluded, hus­band Ricky and son Andy, her mother, Mary, and her sis­ter, Laura Lee Shea, were backed up by three dy­namic mu­si­cians, Vic­tor and Kathy Doucette and Stephen Perry. The open­ing num­ber fea­tured Perry on fid­dle ac­com­pa­nied by his fly­ing step­ping feet keep­ing time to his mu­sic.

The show went on from there with the group singing their favourite and lively songs. Shea never fails to please the au­di­ence with her choice of songs and unique voice. Andy filled in the mu­sic as he kept time on the drums. He also had his friend, Lester, the pup­pet, in for a visit. San­dra, the leader, dis­played her usual warmth and charm with her spe­cial songs, all for which she is fa­mous and it is al­ways a treat when she calls on Ricky to sing a few of his favourite songs from their new CD. When the au­di­ence felt they had more than their share of tal­ent for one show, they were treated with a visit from the King him­self, Elvis.

July 9 will see a re­turn of the three mu­si­cians, the Doucettes and Perry, with their good friend, Al­phy Perry. They are vis­it­ing the ceilidh scene with a spe­cial show of their very own, one of­ten re­served for pri­vate par­ties. One can also ex­pect a treat as two mu­si­cal tal­ents to­gether will play the one in­stru­ment. It will prove to be a lively and fun evening of en­ter­tain­ment.

The ceilidhs will con­tinue each Thurs­day at 7:30 p.m. with great mu­sic and song. There will be the usual lunch, door prize and a 50/50 draw. This year, a for­mer parish­ioner, An­nie Gallant, has do­nated one of her hand­made quilts for a lottery that will con­tinue through­out the sea­son. The ceilidh or­ga­niz­ers look for­ward to the re­turn of our val­ued au­di­ences and hop­ing to see many new faces.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Per­form­ers Stephen Perry, with Kathy and Vic­tor Doucette, are shown with Erin Mur­phy, pro­gram or­ga­nizer for the Lot 7 Ceilidhs.

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