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Charlottetown

2024 Ceilidh with Fullerton's Marsh

The Ceilidh on Friday, June 28th, 2024 in the Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Road will feature Fullerton’s Marsh with Frank McQuaid, Randy Dibblee and Willie Arsenault.

2024 Ceilidh with Fullerton's Marsh
2024 Ceilidh with Fullerton's Marsh

Time & Location

Jun 28, 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, June 28th, 2024 in the Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Road will feature Fullerton’s Marsh with Frank McQuaid, Randy Dibblee and Willie Arsenault.

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).

Frank McQuaid has been making music for over 60 years beginning with a community choir in the PEI Music Festival at age 14. In high school and university at SDU there was church choir, Glee Club, band, and The Sons of Erin. Then there was PEI Symphony as a founding member, 46 years with St. George's Church choir, two community choirs, and many ceilidhs, benefits, etc. Finally, after 52 years, three of the original four Sons of Erin reunited under the name of Fullerton's Marsh.

Randy Dibblee has been involved with music for over 70 years. Born in Saint John New Brunswick he started taking piano lessons at the age of six. Over the next 8 years he played in music festivals and sang in choirs. At fourteen he started playing guitar and began singing folk music while in high school at a time when folk music was the craze. While at St. Dunstan’s University he sang in three folk groups, including the original Sons of Erin, three of whom are still singing today as Fullerton’s Marsh. During his 42-year career as a wildlife biologist he was never too far from his guitar when attending meetings, fishing and hunting camps as well as house parties and other events.

Willie Arsenault’s musical journey started with high school choirs and bands where he played clarinet. After teaching himself to play the guitar, he joined the St. Dunstan’s University Band, and by 1965 he had joined Randy Dibblee and Frank McQuaid in the folk group “The Sons of Erin” and memorized the Clancy Brothers song book. From 1989 to 1999, he was a member of a Labrador musical group that embraced a desire to sing original Labrador songs from various poems and sources. He has since retired to live and plant trees, overlooking Fullerton’s Marsh, in Mount Herbert, where the boys gather weekly to practice their craft.

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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