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Stiff Family Bluegrass Band at Bonshaw Ceilidh

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Group to take the stage along with other performers on Sunday afternoon


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, ​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.

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