Rais­ing the roof

Peggy Clin­ton, Johny Ross join fid­dler Court­ney Ho­gan

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

P.E.I. fid­dler Court­ney Ho­gan will be joined in the Emer­ald Com­mu­nity Cen­tre tonight by spe­cial guests Peggy Clin­ton and Johnny Ross.

Ho­gan will be host­ing the ceilidh series all sum­mer, but is look­ing for­ward to host­ing Clin­ton and Ross for their only per­for­mance. The ceilidh be­gins at 7:30 p.m. and the venue is li­censed and air con­di­tioned and all ages are wel­come.

Clin­ton’s charm­ing per­son­al­ity and sto­ry­telling al­ways leaves au­di­ences with a smile. Her large reper­toire of Celtic and tra­di­tional mu­sic blended with some coun­try favourites will have ev­ery foot stomp­ing and hands clap­ping.

She’ll be joined on key­board by Ross, known for his ren­di­tion of the Jerry Lee Lewis clas­sic “Great Balls of Fire’’. Ross’ lively per­for­mances mixed with his old-time piano tunes also helped him launch a new P.E.I. mu­sic-award nom­i­nated CD last year. The group will be joined by step dancer Madi­son Coles. Un­der the di­rec­tion of Michelle Banks, Coles is an award-win­ning dancer and has com­peted through­out At­lantic Canada. She was re­cently a gold medal­list at the At­lantic cham­pi­onship.

The pub will open at 5:30 p.m. with a new ex­press menu. Ad­mis­sion to the ceilidh is $10 at the door. There will be a 50/50 draw, Is­land post­cards, CD’s and ceilidh T-shirts for sale.

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