Saturday March 30, 2019
Doors open 6:00pm, show 7:00pm
Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Street, Mahone Bay
$30.00 – ages 26 and over
$15.00 – ages 25 and under
Prepare to stomp your feet and empty your pockets! Folk Fiesta! is the annual fundraising concert of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society. Featuring the music of Don Ross, Catherine MacLellan, and Còig, the evening also features a silent auction, 50/50 draw, canteen with sweet and savoury snacks, and a cash bar. Bill Roach of CBC’s East Coast Music Hour and Weekend Mornings will be our emcee.
The lineup of performers for the annual Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival (August 8-11, 2019) will be announced at Folk Fiesta! Be amongst the first to know by attending this festival preview.
Còig is Nova Scotia’s Celtic supergroup. Composed of Darren McMullen (guitar, mandolin, mandola, banjo, bouzouki, whistles, flute, and vocals), Rachel Davis (fiddle, viola, and vocals), Jason Roach (piano), and Chrissy Crowley (fiddle), Còig’s driving tunes, haunting songs, and infectious energy make this band an unparalleled musical force. While the band is firmly rooted in traditional music, they are open to non-traditional takes on these sounds.
Daughter of Canadian folk legend, Gene MacLellan, Catherine MacLellan is increasingly carving out her own space in the Canadian music landscape. A fine singer-songwriter in her own right, she has released seven recordings, including the 2018 Juno-winning,The Raven’s Sun. Her writing is beautiful and evocative, as she seeks “truth in inspiration and light in the dark.”
Don Ross is a masterful fingerstyle guitarist. His discography goes back to 1989 with the release of Bearing Straight, and includes 23 more recordings as a solo player or in duos or groups. Don has the distinction of being the only person ever to win the National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship twice (1988 and 1996). Need a endorsement? How’s this? Bruce Cockburn says, “nobody does what Don Ross does with an acoustic guitar. He takes the corners so fast you think he’s going to roll, but he never loses control.”