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The Navigators to play at Skye
REGION -- New England Celtic Arts, in conjunction with Music Newfoundland, will present The Navigators at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in South Carthage on Wednesday; and at Unity Center for the Performing Arts in Unity on Thursday.
Curtain at Unity is 7:30 pm and 7 p.m. at Skye.
A pre-show jam session starts at Skye and Unity one hour prior to curtain.
The Navigators are one of Newfoundland's most energetic and entertaining new Celtic groups made up of several of the island's
well-known musicians. Since forming in November 2000, they have become one of the hardest working bands in the province and are now playing regularly in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Members of the band include: Fred Jorgensen (Tin Whistles, Bodhran and Vocals), Arthur O'Brien (Electric/Acoustic Guitars and Vocals), Ian Chipman (Bass and Vocals) and Paul Murphy (Drums). With original songs, accapella, instrumental numbers, ballads and shanties the band has created their own sound that is suitable for a variety of shows from rock concerts to soft-seat auditoriums, from folk festivals to conferences or from pubs to parties. The band is always guaranteed to both give and have a good time.
Their popular debut CD, Dance and Sing, helped the band win the 2002 MIANL Award for Roots/Traditional Group of the Year. In 2002/2003, The Navigators made several television and radio appearances including ASN's Breakfast Television, CTV's Canada AM and CBC's Pay If Forward II, Benefit for Badger. Over the first two and a half years, the band played hundreds of concerts and shows including: The George Street Festival, AHL Classic All-Star Game, Molson's Snow Jam 2003, 2003 Nokia Briar and The Nova Scotia Kitchen Party.
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. Ticket price is $15 at the door. For reservations at Skye Theatre call 562-4445 or UCCPA at 948-7469. Reservations arestrongly suggested.