P.E.I. fiddler Courtney Hogan is pleased to welcome back the band “Fiddlers’ Sons” to her weekly Emerald Ceilidh July 12.
The music gets underway 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, and the venue is air-conditioned and licensed. Admission is at the door. CDs, including the newly release “Dark & Amber Rosin”, 50/50 tickets, shirts and Island pottery will be available as well. All ages are welcome.
The list of Fiddlers’ Sons accomplishments has grown to rival that of any traditional music group in the Maritimes. They have been awarded numerous Music P.E.I. awards and have become one of the most popular groups around the Island. Fiddlers’ Sons was originally the idea of lead singer Eddy Quinn of Cardigan, 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. Not to mention their long list of jokes and stories from around the Island have helped them become a fan favourite with Islanders and visitors alike.
In recent years, Fiddlers’ Sons has 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 the Island.