Ceilidh in the City hosts Island fiddler
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.
Billy McInnis plays at Ceilidh in the City Wednesday evening.