Bruce Rainnie, Kendra MacGillivray, and Boomer Gallant.
SUMMERSIDE – Kendra MacGillivray, Bruce Rainnie and Kevin “Boomer” Gallant will celebrate a decade of entertaining Harbourfront Theatre audiences in a special 10th anniversary concert on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
A longstanding favourite of Island audiences, and a highly anticipated annual Harbourfront Theatre event, the trio offers an “East Coast” evening of award winning fiddle tunes, folk and traditional music, stories, comedic banter and antics.
Bruce Rainnie is known as the voice of CBC Sports in Atlantic Canada. As a host, master of ceremonies, storyteller and balladeer, Bruce's quick wit, thoughtful insights, and humorous, engaging style have entertained audiences all across Atlantic Canada.
"It's hard to believe 10 years have passed since we first set foot on the stage of the Harbourfront Theatre,” says Rainnie, reflecting on the milestone. “I remember our goal that first night was simple - try to make sure everyone left with smiles on their faces. Much has changed in the decade since, but that hasn't."
For over 20 years, Kendra MacGillivray has brought fiddle music to life with her incredibly energetic performances in the traditional style from Eastern Nova Scotia, garnering numerous awards including two prestigious ECMAs. Kendra has travelled the world over, playing the music of her Scottish ancestors with energy and passion.
"I'm really looking forward to our tenth anniversary show at the Harbourfront Theatre in September,” she says. “This fun performance with Bruce and Boomer is the highlight of my summer and I'm looking forward to seeing many familiar faces once again."
As always, rounding out the trifecta of music and fun will be the voice of Island weather, Kevin “Boomer” Gallant, ever an audience favourite with his own brand of infectious humour. Boomer fondly cites Harbourfront Theatre as a favourite venue in which to perform.
“(It’s) the best venue we have ever played in for sound, ambiance, staff, crowds and crowd response. We love it there every year.”
As a decade of sold out houses suggests, the feeling is mutual.
Tickets are on sale at the theatre box office, and online at www.harbourfrontheatre.com .