Docherty Fam­ily Band tak­ing Christ­mas show back home to Belfast

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

For over 25 years the mem­bers of the Docherty Fam­ily Band has been shar­ing its mu­si­cal tal­ents all across the Is­land.

This week­end they will be tak­ing their pop­u­lar Christ­mas show, “An Is­land Christ­mas Tra­di­tion”, back to the ru­ral Is­land com­mu­nity of Belfast where this fam­ily first be­gan to per­form.

Ge­orge Docherty, the fa­ther of the fam­ily, has had a mu­si­cal ca­reer that be­gan 63 years ago when he was just five years old from early days singing at the old El­don hall to trav­el­ling the coun­try­side of P.E.I. with sev­eral duos and trios and all the way back to the early 1970s with a band called the Belfast Rovers.

Even though he has played with many folks over the years, he is most at home when per­form­ing with his three sons, Ja­son, Ken­dall and Ti­mothy, as well as mu­si­cal friend Peter Burke in their fam­ily band.

Al­though busy with chil­dren, work and hec­tic per­for­mance sched­ules, the Christ­mas sea­son has been the one time this fam­ily al­ways unites to travel around spreading Christ­mas cheer.

The evening will fea­ture a mix­ture of Christ­mas songs, some heart warm­ing story’s and jokes. The show will be tak­ing place at the Belfast Recre­ation Cen­tre on Sun­day, Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m. There will be a can­teen ser­vice pro­vided by the rec cen­tre, a 50/50 draw and nu­mer­ous door prizes to be won.

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