Raising the roof
Peggy Clinton, Johny Ross join fiddler Courtney Hogan
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.