Duo to take the stage for Close to the Ground
Billy MacInnis and Leon Gallant guests of Fiddlers’ Sons and Keelin Wedge on Aug. 3
The Close to the Ground Concert Series continues Thursday, Aug. 3 8 p.m., at the Kaylee Hall, Poole’s Corner.
This week, Fiddlers’ Sons and Keelin Wedge welcome special guests Billy MacInnis and Leon Gallant.
MacInnis, a third-generation fiddler, has been entertaining audiences since the age of five. He hails from Village Green, P.E.I., and has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with artists such as Lennie Gallant, Rita MacNeil, John Allan Cameron and Prairie Oyster at various fairs and festivals throughout the country.
Also known as Stompin’ Tom’s fiddle player, MacInnis spent nine years touring with Canada’s icon until his sudden death in March 2013. During those nine years, MacInnis played on the recording of Connors’ CD “The Ballad” and Tom’s “Live in Concert” DVD.
MacInnis has also been playing lead guitar and fiddle with Stony Plain recording artist country singer/songwriter Tim Hus from Nelson, B.C.
Gallant is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Stanley Bridge, P.E.I. He is well known for his performances with The Avonlea Show Band and for hosting his own concert series at the Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute Hall every summer. Together, MacInnis and Gallant play a lively mix of Island originals and Maritime favourites.
Copies of their award-winning recordings will be available at the show.
The air-conditioned Kaylee Hall is located at the intersection of routes 3 and 4 near Montague.
There will be a canteen service and 50/50 draw. All are welcome, and admission is at the door.
Stompin’ Tom’s fiddle player Billy MacInnis and singer/songwriter Leon Gallant will be the special guests of hosts Fiddlers’ Sons and Keelin Wedge Aug. 3 at the Kaylee Hall, Poole’s Corner for the weekly Egg Farmers Of P.E.I. Close to the Ground Concert Series.