Kate Bevan-Baker and friends at the BIS Dec. 10
The ceilidh on Dec. 10 in the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall of the Irish Cultural Centre will feature Kate Bevan-Baker, Michael Pendergast and Shane Pendergast.
There will be a 50/50 draw, and a light lunch is served during the intermission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 at the door with children 12 and under $5. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 902-213-3924. The hall is at 582 North River Rd., Charlottetown.
Newfoundland-born Bevan Baker holds violin performance degrees from Memorial and McGill Universities and a PhD specializing in Irish music on P.E.I. from Concordia University where she was a social sciences and humanities research council doctoral scholar. Her performance career has taken her to Russia, across Canada, to China, to the 2010 JUNO Awards performing with Michael Bublé and to share the stages with various orchestras. She has been featured on many nationwide radio and television broadcasts and can be heard on over 30 CDs, videogame and movie soundtracks. She currently teaches at the Siamsa School of Irish music in Montréal, lectures at Concordia University at the school of Irish Studies and balances an active performance and teaching schedule.
In addition to the ceilidh, today at 1 p.m. at the Irish Hall, she will conduct an intermediate Irish fiddling workshop, focusing on bowing and ornamentation techniques. Contact Mary Ellen at 902-213-3924 or me_[email protected]laliant.net to register.
Also performing Monday evening is Michael Pendergast on accordion and vocals and his son, Shane Pendergast, on guitar and vocals. From Tracadie Cross, Michael grew up in a household full of music and went on to become a performer. He has played to younger audiences for many years and has a large following of young children who know him as the “Music Man”. He has also released two children’s albums, four traditional music albums and two gospel albums.
The ceilidh will feature predominantly Celtic and folk music, with a few contemporary surprises throughout the evening.