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Charlottetown

2024 Ceilidh with Cian & Mary & Friends

The Ceilidh on Friday, August 30th, 2024 in the Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Road will feature Cian & Mary & Friends.

2024 Ceilidh with Cian & Mary & Friends
2024 Ceilidh with Cian & Mary & Friends

Time & Location

Aug 30, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Charlottetown, 582 N River Rd, Charlottetown, PE C1E 1K1, Canada

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The Ceilidh on Friday, August 30th, 2024 in the Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Road will feature Cian & Mary & Friends.

Cian O'Morain is a multi-instrumentalist, native Irish speaker and story teller from County Kerry, Ireland. He has recently completed a master's degree in the performance of traditional Irish music. He has toured Ireland, Canada and the US. Cian is now living in PEI and happy to be joining this thriving musical community where he can share his love of story, tune and song.

Mary MacGillivray is a singer/songwriter who was born in PEI and grew up here as well as Cape Breton. Surrounded by home-made music and her deep PE/CB Island roots, Mary began singing and songwriting at a young age. She sings in English as well as Irish and Scottish Gaelic, and is learning to speak the languages of her heritage.

Luka Hall is a 16-year-old fiddle player from Charlottetown who has been playing since the age of 6.   He has performed at the PEI Festival of Small Halls, PEI International Shellfish Festival, Farm Day in the City, Super Fiddle Show in New Brunswick, ‘Luka’s Fiddle’ at Harmony House, Christmas Daddies, onstage twice with Paper Lions and at numerous ceilidhs and fundraisers. In 2021, he was a Junior Showcase Performer for the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Competition. Luka has released two albums: ‘That Little Fiddle Player’ in 2017 and ‘Category 1’ in 2020. His high energy performances will surely have your toes tapping!

Spenser Murray is a multitalented musician- Uilleann Pipes, Irish Flute, Tin Whistle, Saxophone. He has won several piping awards, performed for the Queen and won the under-18 world pipe band championships with his band in Glasgow, Scotland. In 2015, Spencer became the first ever Canadian to win the senior flute competition at the New York Fleadh, the biggest Irish music competition in North America and went on to represent. Canada at the All Ireland Championships in Sligo, Ireland.

Spenser has completed his Masters of Irish Traditional Music Performance at the University of Limerick on the Uilleann Pipes – quite possibly the only Canadian to ever complete a Master’s degree in Uillean Piping.

There will be a 50/50 draw during the evening at the air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible and licensed hall. Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Tickets at the door $20 adults and $5 (under 12).

Some of the proceeds from the ceilidh events are used by the BIS to support charitable activities in the community.

For more information call Kathy at 902-314-8840. Come out for a night of wonderful music.

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