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Pendys to play the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall at the BIS

Michael Pendergast of The Pendys, along with Tom MacSwiggan, Shane Pendergast and Andy Doucette will perform at the Benevolent Irish Society on Friday.
Michael Pendergast of The Pendys, along with Tom MacSwiggan, Shane Pendergast and Andy Doucette will perform at the Benevolent Irish Society on Friday. - Contributed

Michael Pendergast and his group The Pendys will perform in the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall in the Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Rd. on Friday.

There will be a 50/50 draw during the evening at the air-conditioned hall and a light lunch is served during the intermission.

Doors open at 7 p.m. while the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission price is $12 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted for $5. Everyone is welcome. For more information call 902-892-2367.

Pendergast, who hails from Tracadie Cross, will be on accordion and is the lead vocalist. He grew up in a household full of music. His father, Reg, entertained folks with music and his mother, Eileen, organized the rest of the family into the semblance of a family choir and drove him to piano lessons weekly, promoting music as an integral part of Pendergast family life.

Michael Pendergast has played to younger audiences for many years so he has a very large following of young children who know him as the "Music Man". He has also released two children’s albums, four traditional music albums and two gospel albums.

Pendergast will be accompanied on vocals by his son, Shane Pendergast, and his uncle, Tom MacSwiggan, who is originally from County Tyrone, Ireland. The group’s featured fiddler is Michael’s brother-in-law, Andy Doucette.

The evening will include a medley of traditional Irish music, time honoured Maritime music delivered always with a few funny stories by Tom thrown into the mix. The hall is always packed when The Pendys are the featured performers so come early.

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