Au­thor vis­its Mon­tague book store for Satur­day event

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - MU­SIC

Court­ney Ho­gan-Chan­dler is wel­com­ing Eddy Quinn and John B. Web­ster from Fid­dlers’ Sons to the Emer­ald Com­mu­nity Cen­tre to­day at 7:30 p.m.

Since 1997, Quinn, Web­ster and Garth Matthews (whose fathers were all fid­dle play­ers), have formed the core of Fid­dlers’ Sons. Their list of ac­com­plish­ments has grown to ri­val that of any tra­di­tional mu­sic group in the Mar­itimes with nu­mer­ous Mu­sic P.E.I. Awards and a rep­u­ta­tion as one of the most pop­u­lar groups around the Is­land. Af­ter years of play­ing with some of P.E.I.’s top fid­dle play­ers, Fid­dlers’ Sons found a per­fect fit with Ho­gan-Chan­dler.

“These guys can be a hand­ful,” she jokes. “But I know ev­ery time I have the chance to get on stage with them, it’s go­ing to be a fun time. They’re such a big part of the Is­land’s mu­sic scene and it’s so great to be part of such a tal­ented group.”

Abi­gail Rogers and Denika Le­furgey from the Som­er­set Dance Stu­dio will be danc­ing a few steps as well. Ad­mis­sion is at the door. The pub opens at 5:30 p.m. with food avail­able food be­fore the show. Visit www. court­ney­hogan.com.

P.E.I. au­thor Mar­garet A. Westlie bled re­la­tion­ships and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion; Selkirk Set­tlers. two main pro­tag­o­nists, Molly of Meadow Bank will be greet­ing lone­li­ness and com­mu­nity. Westlie also ap­peals to the and Gertrude, are both strong her read­ers and sign­ing Yet she does so with­out imag­i­na­tion of those who are women with psy­chic gifts. books at A Good Book in Mon­tague, bleak­ness or de­spair, pre­sent­ing drawn to the supernatural and Molly’s sense of mis­chief and fun 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 11. a re­al­is­tic but hope­ful por­trayal oc­cult by cre­at­ing mem­o­rable keep the P.E.I. Para­nor­mal nov­els

Westlie is the au­thor of five of women able to draw on their char­ac­ters, both worldly and en­ter­tain­ing not fright­en­ing. nov­els that take place on Prince own strengths to con­front and other-worldly, who hunt the A Good Book is a new­ly­opened Ed­ward Is­land, two of which tri­umph over ad­ver­sity. She calls ghosts of con­tem­po­rary Prince book­store in Mon­tague, have par­tic­u­larly close ties to the these nov­els Selkirk Sto­ries to Ed­ward Is­land and bring peace si­t­u­ated in the Down East Mall, Mon­taguBea­cons­field’sCar­riageHouseMon­taguearea:“Mat­tie’sS­tory”,hon­ourher­ances­tors,thetothosetrou­bled­bythem.Her500MainSt., e. is the set­ting for a con­cert with based on a story told by her Is­land singer/song­writer John grand­mother, and “Anna’s Se­cret”, Con­nolly on July 11, 7:30 p.m. based on the story of Anne

Re­cently Con­nolly has been Beaton’s Hol­low. per­form­ing at Soulpep­per Theatre Westlie (born MacLeod) is a in Toronto with Mike Ross as na­tive of Hal­i­fax with close fam­ily part of their on­go­ing cabaret se­ries ties to the Mon­tague area. Her while con­tin­u­ing his work on fa­ther was born in Lyn­dale, while the de­vel­op­ment of Marathon of her mother is from Kin­ross. She Hope in On­tario. Closer to home, draws on her fam­ily her­itage as a he co-cre­ated, was mu­si­cal di­rec­tor de­scen­dant of Scot­tish set­tlers and starred in “Come All Ye” who ar­rived in the Mar­itimes in for The Char­lot­te­town Fes­ti­val 1803 to cre­ate com­pelling sto­ries and was mu­si­cal di­rec­tor of that en­gage her read­ers with real Snow­bird, a Gene MacLel­lan is­sues in women’s lives. trib­ute con­cert. He has also re­leased Her nov­els bring 19th cen­tury three al­bums, won five P.E.I. to life, pre­sent­ing peren­nial P.E.I. Mu­sic Awards and is cur­rently themes of women’s lives: mar­riage, record­ing new ma­te­rial. child­birth, and death; trou

“I love singing in the Car­riage House,” says Con­nolly who has per­formed there a num­ber of times over the years. “The warm acous­tics and cozy sur­round­ings cre­ate a re­laxed con­cert at­mos­phere and I’m look­ing for­ward to per­form­ing again in one of my favourite venues.”

The Car­riage House is at the cor­ner of Kent and West streets in Char­lot­te­town. Doors open at 7 p.m. Light re­fresh­ments will be avail­able at in­ter­mis­sion with pro­ceeds in sup­port of Bea­cons­field His­toric House. For full in­for­ma­tion, call 902-368-6603.

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