Niall MacKay headlines dance tonight
Niall MacKay, known as P.E.I.’s Grandaddy of rock ’n’ roll, will headline the weekly dance tonight at the New London Community Complex for the weekly pig and whistle dance.
Music will be 1950’s and ’60’s rock ’n’ roll dance music, 8-11 p.m.
The Gary Chipman band will be the house band featuring Chipman, Blair Coughlin, Orrin Baird, George MacPhee and Bob Gagnon.
MacKay was one of the original Tremtones, the first rock ’n’ roll band on P.E.I.
Since then, he has earned many awards as a P.E.I. musician including the Stomping’ Tom Award and takes great pride in stage presence and entertaining his audience.
“Niall MacKay is an authentic rock ’n’ roller,” says Chipman. “We have had many great times as bandmates and friends over the years, and every Thursday night we pay tribute to the music we both grew up with.”
The bakery at the complex will be open as a fundraiser for the hall.
Admission is at the door and this event supports both the New London Community Complex and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
The complex is air-conditioned and wheelchair-accessible.
All those 19 years and over are welcome.
More information is at www. peiceilidhs.com or call 902-3141865.