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Docherty Family Band to perform in Belfast Dec. 9

For over 25 years the members of the Docherty Family Band has been sharing its musical talents all across the Island.

This weekend they will be taking their popular Christmas show, "An Island Christmas Tradition", back to the rural Island community of Belfast where this family first began to perform.

George Docherty the father of the family has had a musical career that began 63 years ago when he was just 5 years old, from early days singing at the Old Eldon hall to travelling the countryside of P.E.I. with several duos and trios and all the way back to the early 1970s with a band called the Belfast Rovers.

Even though he has played with many folks over the years, he is most at home when performing with his three sons, Jason, Kendall and Timothy, as well as musical friend Peter Burke in their family band.

Although busy with children, work and hectic performance schedules, the Christmas season has been the one time this family always unites to travel around spreading Christmas cheer.

The evening will feature a mixture of Christmas songs, some heart warming story's and jokes. The show will be taking place at the Belfast Recreation Centre on Sunday, Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m. There will be a canteen service provided by the rec centre, a 50/50 draw and numerous door prizes to be won.

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