Prince Edward Island’s “Red headed Fiddler” Courtney Hogan will welcome back Fiddlers’ Sons to her weekly Emerald Ceilidh on Friday.
The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Emerald Community Centre. The Boxcar Pub & Grill will also be open at 5:30 p.m. for food and drinks. The venue is air conditioned and licensed.
Admission is at the door. CD’s including the newly released “Dark & Amber Rosin”, 50/50 tickets, shirts and Island pottery will be available as well. All ages are welcome.
Hogan, who played for years as a freelance solo fiddler, recalls meeting up with Eddy Quinn, lead singer of Fiddlers’ Sons, as a big break in her career.
In recent years, Fiddlers’ Sons also acquired the talents of Island musician Keelin Wedge.
But Hogan and Wedge were playing music together long before that. Even before they were 10 years old, they’d often find themselves competing against each other in local music competitions around P.E.I.
Fiddlers’ Sons accomplishments has grown to rival that of any traditional music group in the Maritimes. The band has received numerous Music P.E.I. awards and is now one of the most popular groups around the Island.
Fiddlers’ Sons was originally the idea of Quinn, a Cardigan native, who performed regularly in a country/rock band. But, with a strong interest in traditional music, their playlist now reflects the Scottish and Irish roots of the Island and includes many original songs written by the band members.