‘Ireland Meets Scotland’ opens July 7
“Ireland Meets Scotland” a celebration of Celtic heritage, music and dance, will be performed at Orwell Corner Historic Village every Friday at 7:30 p.m., from July 7 to Aug. 25.
“Ireland Meets Scotland” tells the story of Irish and Scottish immigrants leaving their homelands in the 1800s and meeting in the New World, many of them here on Prince Edward Island.
The story is told primarily through music and dance, with just enough prose and poetry to set the scenes in the mind’s eye of the audience.
The show features Colin Jeffrey on fiddle, Amanda Mark on flute and tin whistle, Kevin Jeffrey on guitar and vocals, and Celtic dancers Marlys and Alexis Maclaren and Abigail Rogers.
The family aspect of the show is highlighted by father/son musicians Kevin and Colin, and mother/daughter dancers Marlys and Alexis.
The 2017 season will be significant, since it celebrates the heritage of Prince Edward Island during Canada’s 150th year festivities. The season will also be a reunion of the original cast from the show’s critically acclaimed run during 19992002.
The nearby Macphail Homestead will be serving suppers featuring fresh local ingredients every Friday evening before the show, starting at 5 p.m..
Cast members of Ireland Meets Scotland are excited about the show that plays Fridays at 7:30 p.m., starting July 7 at Orwell Corner Historic Village. From front left are Amanda Mark, Kevin Jeffrey and Colin Jeffrey. Back row, from left, are Abigail Rogers, Alexis Maclaren and Marlys Hamilton Maclaren