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Holland College SoPA students perform Celtic Storm Jan. 26

Percussionist Carlos Cordova, from Quito Ecudor, is a member of Celtic Storm, performing Saturday at the Irish Cultural Centre in Charlottetown.
Percussionist Carlos Cordova, from Quito Ecudor, is a member of Celtic Storm, performing Saturday at the Irish Cultural Centre in Charlottetown. - Contributed

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Nine students from the Holland College School of Performing Arts will take part in a variety show Saturday at the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall in the Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Rd., Charlottetown.

Performing as Celtic Storm, the nine students have learned about the history of the Celtic musical tradition in the classroom and have prepared pieces in their ensemble. Among the ensemble is Gormlaith Maynes, who comes from Drogheda, Ireland. She is an accomplished concertina player holding a masters’ degree in music performance from the University of Limerick. Maynes currently lectures in Irish at the University of Prince Edward Island and is coordinator of Celtic and traditional music at Holland College.

Other performers include Philippe de Blanc from P.E.I on flute; Gormlaith Maynes from Drogheda, Ireland on concertina; Tuli Porcher from Victoria, B.C. on five-string violin; Tom Gammons from Butte, Montana on guitar; Tre Thompson from Leaf Rapids, Man. on fiddle; Luis Anselmi from Venezuela on Venezuelan cuatro and piano; Carlos Cordova from Quito, Ecuador on bass guitar and drums; Noah Fowler from Pennsylvania on bass guitar; Sam Zakon-Anderson from Conway, Mass. on piano; and Siddharth Acharya from Chennai, India on keyboard. 

There will be a 50/50 draw during the evening and a light lunch is served during the intermission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will run from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission price is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger, and will be taken at the door. For more information call 902-213-3924.

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