150 Years of Island Music
The Irish Scots with Alan Buchanan
The Irish Scots, with PEI storyteller Alan Buchanan and dancers Janelle Banks and Molly MacEwen, will present 150 Years of Island Music at community halls across the Island.
150 Years of Island Music is a lively celebration of Island folk music, folklore, and storytelling that commemorates the 150th anniversary of PEI joining the Confederation of Canada. Audiences can expect poetic storytelling, song and dance showcasing Island culture.
Featuring performers from Irish and Scottish ancestry, The Irish Scots play a mixture of Celtic, original, traditional, country, folk and soft rock tunes. The group includes Norman Stewart, Maxine MacLennan, and Courtney Hogan-Chandler. Along with lively vocals, audiences will be treated to tunes on guitar, fiddle, bodhran and mandolin.
Honouring the value and persistence of the oral tradition during this sesquicentennial year of celebration, PEI storyteller Alan Buchanan illustrates significant events, eras, and customs of Island communities. His narration and stories will give context to the show, highlighting the themes and events that influenced Island songwriting. World champion dancers, Janelle Banks and Molly MacEwen, complete the performing troupe.
150 Years of Island Music will be presented at Kelly’s Cross Community Centre on November 5 at 7 pm, at Souris Show Hall on November 10 at 7:30 pm, at Our Lady of Assumption Parish Hall in Stratford on November 12 at 2:30 pm, and at Murray Harbour Community Centre on November 18 at 7:30 pm.
Tickets can be reserved online at irishscots.ca, via phone at 314-1800, or purchased at the door (cash only).