This evening's edition of the Ceilidh in the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall at the Irish Cultural Centre will feature Kate Bevan-Baker with Bùmarang members David Gossage and Sarah Pagé. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.
There will be a 50/50 draw at the wheelchair-accessible and air-conditioned hall. Lunch will be served during the intermission. For more information, call 902-213-3924.
Experience Celtic music infused with many musical flavours from three of Montreal's finest Celtic musicians. Bùmarang, comprised of Bevan-Baker, Sarah Pagé, and Dave Gossage draws from their diverse musical backgrounds in jazz, classical, African, bluegrass and traditional music to create an unforgettable Celtic sound.
Bevan-Baker is a recognized fiddler, classical violinist and singer. She holds violin performance degrees from Memorial and McGill universities and recently completed her PhD specializing in Irish music on P.E.I. from Concordia University. She currently plays fiddle and sings with the Montreal-based Celtic trio, Solstice. Bevan-Baker is a founding member of the all-female quartet, “Birds on A Wire”, made up of classically trained players sharing an interest in other musical styles such as Celtic, bluegrass, rock and jazz and dedicated to stretching the boundaries of typical string quartet playing.
Gossage is one of Montreal’s most respected and experienced musicians. Cited by Gazette music critic Mark Lepage as “Montreal’s secret weapon", the multi-instrumentalist switches from flute to guitar, whistle and harmonica with ease and in virtually all styles of music. He attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and later received his degree from Concordia University in Montreal, specializing in jazz theory and composition.
Pagé, who plays harp and sings, has a career that spans genres, borders and histories. While perhaps best known as a founding and long-time member of roots rockers The Barr Brothers, her resume reveals the fact that she’s equally at home within traditions as without them. Her first solo LP, “Dose Curves”, affirmed this versatility and revealed Pagé as one of Canada’s most accomplished experimentalists.