The Cape Breton Gaelic Society will kick off its 2013 Celtic Music Concert Series on June 25th in the Northend’s historic St. George’s Church (119 Charlotte Street). Besides its charm and aesthetic appeal, St. George’s is famous for its great acoustics. Concerts in the 2013 series will be held on the last Tuesday of each month from June through September with all proceeds going to Gaelic language courses and scholarships.
Performers, all volunteers, range from talented amateurs to music teachers to professional musicians. Last years’ fiddlers included Colin Grant, Dawn and Margie Beaton, Anita MacDonald, Father Francis Cameron, Yvon LeFort, Mike Barron, Lawrence Martell, Gillian Head, Shawn MacDonald, Claire Wilson, Maggie MacLeod, and the late Joe Peter MacLean.
Others entertainers consisted of vocalists Morag Burke, Fred McCracken, and Jo-Anne Rolls, pianists Suzanne MacLellan, Joel Chiasson, Susan MacEachern, Janet Cameron and Sheumas MacNeil of the Barra MacNeils, flautists Jayne Olson and Richard MacAulay, Highland piper Courtney MacPherson, guitarists Chris MacDonald and Mario Colosimo, and the incomparable Monica MacNeil on soprano saxophone.
Almost all of last years’ performers will be back in 2013. This year we also expect to welcome Margaree fiddler Crissy Crowley.
All concerts begin at 7:30PM with doors opening at 7:00. Tickets are $10, but for the first concert in the series anyone under 19 with an adult will be admitted free.
For more information contact Jim MacDonald at 564-9757