Ceilidh in the City hosts Is­land fid­dler

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - HEALTH/COMMUNITY -

The Ceilidh in the City will once again be re­turn­ing to its celtic roots on Wed­nes­day, Aug.9, when Billy McIn­nis and his band The Break Down Coun­try Boys take to the stage of the Jack Blan­chard Fam­ily Cen­tre.

McIn­nis is a long-time tour­ing fid­dler with a num­ber of Cana­dian bands, in­clud­ing one of the coun­try’s most beloved mu­sic icons, Stompin’ Tom Con­nors. McIn­nis has crafted a blend East Coast and cen­tral Cana­dian-style fid­dling from his years of play­ing on the road.

Join­ing McIn­nis are his Break Down Coun­try Boys, whose mem­bers all have mu­si­cal DNA. Dean Dunsford, son of the Is­land’s own Dino Dunsford, will be play­ing bass gui­tar. Jonathan Arse­nault, who hails from western P.E.I., son of well-known Aca­dian fid­dler Louise Arse­nault, will per­form on gui­tar and vo­cals. They will be joined by the ceilidh band fea­tur­ing Ken­dall Docherty, Peter Burke, Heartz God­kin and Brian Knox.

The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for gen­eral ad­mis­sion with the con­cert start­ing at 7:30 p.m. The Jack Blan­chard Cen­tre is lo­cated at 7 Pond St., Charlottetown.

There will be a can­teen ser­vice op­er­ated by the Holy Redeemer cater­ing team as well as a 50/50 draw in sup­port of var­i­ous Is­land char­i­ties through the Ceilidh Gives Back Fund.

Ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion is avail­able by call­ing Docherty at 902-569-1133 or Knox at 902569-3327 or on­line at face­book.com/Ceilid­hInTheCity.

Ceilidh or­ga­niz­ers would like to ac­knowl­edge a re­cent do­na­tion to the Jack Blan­chard Hall by lo­cal build­ing sup­ply store, Metro Home Build­ing Cen­tre, which pro­vided sound-proof­ing foam for the en­tire fa­cil­ity.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Billy McIn­nis plays at Ceilidh in the City Wed­nes­day evening.

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