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Fall Frolic ceilidh in Charlottetown Oct. 10

Louise and Jonathan Arsenault will keep toes tapping during today’s edition of Ceilidh in The City at the Jack Blanchard Centre. Show time is 7:30 p.m.
Louise and Jonathan Arsenault will keep toes tapping during today’s edition of Ceilidh in The City at the Jack Blanchard Centre. Show time is 7:30 p.m. - Contributed

Louise and Jonathan Arsenault in spotlight tonight at the Jack Blanchard Centre

Ceilidh in the City will feature a night filled with traditional East Coast and roots traditional music as they welcome special guests Louise Arsenault and Jonathan Arsenault to the stage of the Jack Blanchard Centre in Charlottetown on Oct. 10.

This music duo is guaranteed to please as Jonathan is Louise's son. He began playing the violin, like his mom, but now plays acoustic guitar along with whatever instrument is at his disposal.

“He has the fastest fingers to ever grace the stage of the Ceilidh in the City, with an incredible talent for fast paced picking of traditional Maritime and Acadian tunes, " says Kendall Docherty, ceilidh organizer.

Jonathan is also a talented singer with a repertoire that includes his own songs as well as covers from Johnny Cash, John Prine, Paul Simon and others.

Louise has had a long successful musical career, playing the fiddle in traditional/folk on stages all over the world. A former member of the award-winning group Barachois, she is known for her vibrant and energetic fiddle playing and traditional Acadian step dancing.

The duo will be joining the weekly hosts of the Ceilidh In the City, Peter Burke, Heartz Godkin, Brian Knox and Docherty on stage.

The doors will open at the Jack Blanchard Centre, 7 Pond St. in Charlottetown at 6:30 p.m. for general admission with a 7:30 p.m. showtime.

Reservations are accepted for those traveling in groups or with special medical or mobility issues and can be made by calling Kendall at 902-569-1133 or Brian at 902-569-3327 or online via message at Facebook.com/CeilidhInTheCity.

A canteen service will also be offer by the catering staff of Jack Blanchard Centre and a 50/50 draw will take place in support of the Ceilidh Gives Back Fund which helps various Island Charities and families in financial need.

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