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Cape Breton Kitchen Party comes to Skye
REGION -- New England Celtic Arts will present Cape Breton fiddler Colin Grant with Jason MacDonald and Adam Young at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday, and at Unity College Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday.
Curtain is at 7 p.m. at Skye and 7:30 p.m. in Unity. There is a pre-show jam session one hour prior to curtain at all both venues. Audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam with the artists for a few minutes.
Hard-driving but clean, lively and passionate, traditional yet original; Colin Grant’s fiddle playing has stepped to the forefront of the East Coast traditional music scene – and people are sitting up and taking notice. Although most at home with traditional Cape Breton fiddle music, his versatility as both a lead and side musician has given him experiences in a variety of traditional styles, in addition to folk, rock and country genres.
He will be joined by fellow Nova Scotians, Jason MacDonald and Adam Young. Singer-songwriter MacDonald is quickly emerging as one of the East Coasts finest artists. His debut album “Leave My Mark” has earned critical acclaim and impressive sales, and his new release, “The Day” showcases the depth of MacDonald’s songwriting with edgier production elements.
Adam Young accompanies Grant and MacDonald on piano and is one of the fine young players who continues the tradition of the energetic, yet haunting Cape Breton style piano. Young’s playing harmonizes with the guitar, fiddle and vocals and also provides the driving dance rhythms necessary for step dancing.
Skye Theater is located three miles West of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Dr. off Winter Hill Road and Rt. 2 in South Carthage. UCCPA is at 42 Depot St. in Unity. For reservations at the theater you wish to attend call: Skye Theatre at 562-4445 or UCCPA at 948-7469. Tickets are $15.