The monthly ceilidh concert at the Bonshaw Hall on Sunday, Feb. 24, will feature the Stiff Family Bluegrass Gospel Band.
Dave and Heather Stiff, with their children Hannah, Aaron, Elizabeth and Abigail, have been playing together professionally for about five years and recently moved to P.E.I. They are currently producing a new album; their two previous albums are available with other information on their website, stiffbluegrass.com. With all acoustic stringed instruments (banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and upright bass), the Stiff Family Band will be performing songs and instrumentals in the traditional bluegrass style at the Bonshaw ceilidh.
Other performers at the ceilidh, which runs 2-4 p.m. and is suitable for all ages, will include singer-songwriter David MacKay with Peter Holden on bass and step- dancer Tory Burke, plus local musicians Tony the Troubador, Herb MacDonald and Phil Pineau. There will also be a 50/50 draw, homemade cookies with tea and open stage time.
Admission is by donation, with proceeds going to ISCA (International Sustainable Community Assistance).
The Bonshaw Hall is accessible for small wheelchairs, and located at 17655 Trans-Canada Highway, at the corner of the Green Road by the Bonshaw Bridge. Anyone wanting more information should phone 902-675-4093 or check the Facebook page. Everyone is welcome. If a storm causes postponement, notice of that will go on the Facebook event page by 11 a.m., and the ceilidh will be postponed to March 3.