Summer’s right around the corner and we’re celebrating with an afternoon cèilidh at The Carleton with Wendy MacIsaac & Friends and very special appearances from PEI‘s Meaghan Blanchard and the UK‘s flat-out amazing claw-hammer banjo phenom Dan Walsh! The show is on Saturday, June 13th and will start at 2 PM and – get this – it’s only $10 at the door to get in!
Wendy most recently won an ECMA for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year and it’s always a good time when she brings her pals in to play an afternoon show at our joint. Last time she did this the place was packed so we suggest you get there early – come for lunch! – and also a reminder that because it’s before 9 PM, all ages are welcome.
Music PEI and ECMA award-winner Meaghan Blanchard doesn’t get to Halifax very often and if you haven’t heard her genre-jumping voice, it’s about time you did.
Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as ‘the real deal’ – UNCUT. He now has three critically acclaimed solo albums with new album Incidents and Accidents receiving excellent reviews.
As well as many tours of the UK, he also has toured successfully in Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand. Having made his name with duo Walsh & Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage and on record with The Levellers and Seth Lakeman, this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.
He pretty much blew us away the last time he was at The Carleton, a show which was missed by pretty much the whole city of Halifax. Don’t screw it up again, make sure you come to see him.