Ivan and Vivian Hicks are guests at Lot 7 ceilidh
Musicians preserve and promote old-time fiddling in North America
Two performances featuring Ivan and Vivian Hicks from New Brunswick will be presented Thursday and Friday, July 20-21, as part of this year’s Lot 7 Ceilidh season
Normally, the ceilidhs run every Thursday beginning at 7:30 p.m. at St. Marks Hall in Burton. However, an extra show has been added for this coming week to allow more fans to enjoy the music of these performers who are distinguished for their contribution to preserve and promote old-time fiddling throughout North America.
Their music has roots steeped in tradition and their approach to getting it into the hearts and minds of people is modern and innovative. Ivan is a member of the North American Fiddlers Hall of Fame. He is an accomplished composer, recording artist, performer and a lively ambassador for Atlantic Canada’s heritage.
Ivan and Vivian truly believe that the gift of music is to be shared and that shows in each of their performances. They continue to perform at numerous fiddling events and has judged many fiddling contests throughout Canada. He is a consultant for various aspects of the music business and is an organizer and promoter of concerts and tours. Within his own community he was a co-founder of the Riverview Arts Centre.
Tickets for their two concerts can be prearranged by phoning 902-859-2803 or 902-393-8528. Admission will also be available at the door on each evening, subject to availability.
The ceilidhs will also feature an Irish lunch during intermission, as well as a door prize and a 50/50 and a gift for the person who travelled the farthest.
P.E.I. fans of New Brunswick performers Ivan and Vivian Hicks will have two chances to see them this coming week at the Lot 7 Ceilidh.