We are so looking forward to opening for Cape Breton master musicians Wendy MacIsaac and Mary Jane Lamond at the Alberta Rose Theater next week, on Tuesday the 19th of March, at 8 pm. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door — check www.albertarosetheatre.com for details.
Wendy is a renowned fiddler and stepdancer in the Cape Breton Scottish tradition, while Mary Jane in a fine Gaelic singer. We’ll be playing a heavy rotation of traditional and contemporary Québecois tunes, so the concert promises to be a showcase of traditional music of Eastern Canada.
Here is what Wendy and Mary Jane have to say about their show:
“This is a powerful collaboration borne of a long-time friendship and a shared love of Celtic music. Whether it’s the mesmerizing Gaelic vocals of Mary Jane, or the superb and true musicianship of Wendy on the fiddle, these ladies have been making their mark with traditional audiences worldwide for over two decades. Mary Jane and Wendy have both been recognized internationally for their solo music careers, and Wendy has been Mary Jane’s steadfast comrade in the presentation of her music for many years. It seems only natural that these two impressive talents now come together to create a true musical partnership, which will combine their musical sensibilities, their strong Celtic roots, and their colourful personalities.”
You can learn more about Wendy and Mary Jane from their website,www.maryjaneandwendy.com. A great evening of Canadian musical traditions awaits. Hope to see you there.
Lisa & Dan