The Ellis Family Band and Fiddlers’ Sons
Harbourfront Theatre, as part of its Harbour Highlights series, presents The Ellis Family Band alongside Fiddlers’ Sons on August 16 at 8 pm. The Ellis Family from Summerside, PEI, grew up surrounded by music. As kids, the four brothers Brian, Rick, Steve and Dave were exposed to all kinds of music. Traditional Island fiddle music was introduced to the boys by the band founder and father, Russell Ellis, a well-known fiddle player. That style of music mixed with popular music from the 70s helped mould a unique musical sound that can still be heard today in The Ellis Family Band’s live performances. They are joined by long-time family friend and colleague Greg MacDonald.
Fiddlers’ Sons features storyteller, author and three-time Music PEI Male Vocalist of the year Eddy Quinn, singer-songwriter and guitarist John B. Webster, and Island fiddler Keelin Wedge. Together, the group plays a mix of Island music with lots of tunes, local stories, heartfelt ballads, and a few laughs for good measure.