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Kaylee Hall welcomes Billy MacInnis, Leon Gallant to P.E.I. stage

Stompin' Tom's former fiddle player Billy MacInnis and singer songwriter Leon Gallant will be the special guests of hosts Fiddlers' Sons and Keelin Wedge this evening at the Kaylee Hall, Poole's Corner.
Stompin' Tom's former fiddle player Billy MacInnis and singer songwriter Leon Gallant will be the special guests of hosts Fiddlers' Sons and Keelin Wedge this evening at the Kaylee Hall, Poole's Corner. - Contributed

Close to the Ground concert series continues in Pooles Corner

POOLES CORNER, P.E.I. —

The Egg Farmers of Prince Edward Island Close to the Ground Concert Series continues today at the Kaylee Hall in Pooles Corner at 8 p.m.

This week, hosts Fiddlers' Sons and Keelin Wedge welcome special guests Billy MacInnis and Leon Gallant.

The air-conditioned Kaylee Hall is located at the intersection of Route 3 and 4 near Montague. There will be a canteen service and a 50/50 draw. Admission is at the door.

MacInnis, a third-generation fiddler, has been entertaining audiences since the age of five. Hailing from Village Green, P.E.I., he’s had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many talented artists, including Lennie Gallant, Rita MacNeil, John Allan Cameron and Prairie Oyster at various fairs and festivals.

Also known as Stompin’ Tom’s fiddle player, MacInnis spent nine years touring with Canada’s Icon until his death in March 2013. During that time MacInnis played on Connor’s CD, ‘The Ballad”, and his “Live in Concert” DVD. 

MacInnis has also played lead guitar and fiddle with Tim Hus from Nelson, B.C., a Stony Plain recording artist and country singer-songwriter.

Gallant is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Stanley Bridge, P.E.I. He is well known for his performances with The Avonlea Show Band and for hosting his own concert series at The Stanley Bridge Women's Institute Hall every summer. 

Together, MacInnis and Gallant will play a lively mix of Island originals and Maritime favourites. Copies of their award-winning recordings will be available at the show.

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