Ceilidh fea­tures Ward Mac­Don­ald and friends at Ir­ish Cul­tural Cen­tre

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT / COMMUNITY -

The Ceilidh at the Ir­ish Hall this evening fea­tures fid­dler Ward Mac­Don­ald and friends.

Mac­Don­ald, who grew up in the Scot­tish fid­dling tra­di­tion of P.E.I., is a fourth gen­er­a­tion fid­dler, a great per­former and a fine com­poser. Fea­tured at fes­ti­vals and con­certs across At­lantic Canada and the U.S., he also teaches fid­dle and is founder of the P.E.I. Fid­dle Camp, which takes place this week­end.

Join­ing him on stage is Cape Bre­ton fid­dler Chrissy Crow­ley. The win­ner of the 2013 Folk Mu­sic Award for solo in­stru­men­tal record­ing, she was nom­i­nated for a 2014 ECMA for tra­di­tional in­stru­men­tal record­ing of the year.

Also on the Is­land to par­tic­i­pate in the fid­dle Camp is Will Wood­son from Maine. He is a re­cent grad­u­ate of the Royal Con­ser­va­toire of Scot­land with a mas­ters de­gree in Scot­tish mu­sic and will be fea­tured on Scot­tish small pipes.

Round­ing out the list of per­form­ers is gui­tarist Zakk Cormier who re­cently ac­com­pa­nied leg­endary Ir­ish piper Paddy Keenan at a sold-out con­cert at the Pour­house in Char­lot­te­town.

Come and en­joy some of the best in Ir­ish, Scot­tish and Mar­itime tra­di­tional. The evening also fea­tures a 50/50 draw and a light lunch dur­ing in­ter­mis­sion.

The ceilidh takes places at the air-con­di­tioned Ir­ish Cul­tural Cen­tre, 582 North River Rd., Char­lot­te­town, at 8 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 566-3273.

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