Celtic Crossroads

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Council invites you to unearth your (real or imagined) Celtic roots at the Gower Street Church with Celtic Crossroads, a night of music from Scotland, Ireland and Newfoundland, on Friday July 22nd.

The night includes performances by Gearoid OhAllmhurain (say that name five times quickly), the all-Ireland concertina champion and distinguished music historian from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the Canadian Grand Master and North American Irish Fiddle Champion Pierre Schryer, Scottish guitar virtuoso Ian Clark and the Mahers Bahers, the traditional Newfoundland band headed by Frank Maher.

Rumor has it that Pierre Schryer is a luthier who built his own violin and bears an uncanny resemblance to Captain Morgan.

If that’s not enough endorsement for you, Frank Maher has the Stompin’ Tom seal of approval—he was awarded the Stompin’ Tom Connors Award from the East Coast Music Awards Association this year. Come on out and join this motley bunch for a night of singing, dancing, hooting and hollering.

Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8pm. Tickets are 20$ for adults,15$ for students and seniors, and can be purchased at O’Brien’s,Fred’s or at the door. More information can be found at www.nlfolk.com

— Sarah Smellie