The hall will be jumpin’

An evening of pre­dom­i­nantly Celtic and folk mu­sic, with a few sur­prises

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Kate Be­van-Baker and Friends are the fea­tured per­form­ers at the Ceilidh at the Ir­ish Cul­tural Cen­tre in Char­lot­te­town tonight.

The New­found­land-born Be­van-Baker is a rec­og­nized fid­dler, vi­o­lin­ist and singer, who holds vi­o­lin per­for­mance de­grees from Me­mo­rial and McGill uni­ver­si­ties and is cur­rently a PhD can­di­date at Con­cor­dia Univer­sity.

Her ca­reer has taken her across Canada, to Europe, Rus­sia, and China. She is also a found­ing mem­ber of the New­found­land-based tra­di­tional band, The Dar­danelles, and plays fid­dle and sings in the Mon­treal-based Celtic trio, Sol­stice.

She will be joined for this ceilidh by well-known Is­land mu­si­cian, Michael Pen­der­gast, as well her fa­ther, Peter Be­van-Baker, on trum­pet. The fourth per­former will be Kate’s hus­band, Jim Doxas, a na­tive of Mon­treal and a jazz drum­mer who has re­ceived Juno awards and Grammy nom­i­na­tions. He has toured the world per­form­ing with artists such as Oliver Jones, Guido Basso and Dave Dou­glas.

The ceilidh will fea­ture pre­dom­i­nantly Celtic and folk mu­sic, with a few con­tem­po­rary sur­prises through­out the evening.

There will also be a 50/50 draw and a light lunch served dur­ing the in­ter­mis­sion.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Ad­mis­sion is at the door. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 566- 3273.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Kate Be­van-Baker and Friends, in­clud­ing Be­van-Baker, top left and Jim Doxas, top right, along with Peter Be­van-Baker, bot­tom left and Michael Pen­der­gast, will pro­vide the en­ter­tain­ment at the Ir­ish Cul­tural Cen­tre in Char­lot­te­town tonight.

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