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Monday night ceilidhs at Stanley Bridge Hall start June 25

Step-dancing brothers Sean and Nate Peric will be dancing to Gary Chipman’s fiddling tunes at a performance on June 25 at Stanley Bridge Hall.
Step-dancing brothers Sean and Nate Peric will be dancing to Gary Chipman’s fiddling tunes at a performance on June 25 at Stanley Bridge Hall. - Sally Cole

STANLEY BRIDGE - Stanley Bridge Women’s Institute historic hall will be alive with Maritime music, step-dancing, and traditional fiddling this summer on Monday nights, starting June 25.

This weekly ceilidh series will feature music performed by the Chaisson Trio and Gary Chipman along with step-dancing by Jordan Chowen and students of Chowen’s dance school, JC Dance Academy.

The premiere will also feature a special step-dance performance by brothers, Sean and Nate Peric.

The ceilidhs start at 7:30 p.m. The hall is located at 4897 St. Mary's Rd. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Admission is at the door or online at www.peiceilidhs.com. For more informationv call 902-314-1865.

The Chaisson Trio, with members Kevin Chaisson, Louise (Chaisson) MacKinnon and Rannie MacLellan will share a blend of Celtic fiddle, traditional folk music, and Kevin’s dynamic piano playing.

A veteran Island musician, Chipman started his career on the Don Messer Live Shows and shared the stage with artists such as John Allen Cameron, Freddy Fender, Stompin’ Tom Connors and more. Chipman will showcase the Don Messer/Down East style of fiddling as well as share some maritime songs, Island stories and even a few jokes.

“We are all eager to share this ceilidh with Islanders and visitors to our Island. We can't wait for June 25,” says Chipman.

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