Kate Bevan-Baker and friends at the BIS Dec. 10

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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