‘Ire­land Meets Scot­land’ opens July 7

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

“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..

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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

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