Celtic tenor to celebrate Robbie Burns at Charlottetown's concert

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CHARLOTTETOWN – The incredible voice of Celtic tenor, Tom MacDonald, takes the stage for the annual Robbie Burns Scottish concert under the auspices of the Caledonian Club of P.E.I.

Tom MacDonald, the Celtic tenor and Nova Scotia fisherman, will perform at the annual Robbie Burns Scottish Concert in Charlottetown Jan. 24.

The annual concert event is set for Carrefour Theatre in Charlottetown on Friday, Jan. 24, to celebrate the Scottish icon known as Scotland’s favourite son and famed poet – Robbie Burns.

The Caledonian Club presents the 125th annual Burns concert, on Jan. 24 (storm date Jan. 25) at 7 p.m. at the Carrefour Theatre, 5 Acadienne Drive.

The 150th anniversary of the Caledonian Club of Prince Edward Island will be celebrated throughout 2014, with special events to mark its sesquicentennial of Scottish culture and Island traditions to complement the history of the club.  

This year also marks the 255th anniversary of the birth of Burns (Jan. 25, 1759), the Ploughman Poet and the Bard of Ayrshire, where many referred to him as the Bard.

The club is overjoyed to welcome back MacDonald, who makes his home in Arisaig, N.S. MacDonald and his guitarist, Rob Wolfe, have built up a considerable following on the Island, and are always delighted to perform on this side of the Northumberland Strait.

In his day job, MacDonald is a lobster fisherman on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, but his real love is the music of his Scottish ancestors and the great songs of the sea.

In addition to MacDonald, Burns’ songs, music, poetry, Highland dancing will be performed at the Jan. 24 concert. 

Tickets will be available at the door. Adult tickets are $12 and children under 12 are admitted free. Tickets are also available by calling the following club members: Cecil MacPhail, 892-2181; John Bryanton, 566-2082; Bill Acorn, 892-1666; Douglas MacKenzie, 394-0669; or Eleanor Boswell, 368-7378.

The grand finale will include club members and performers on stage for the singing of “Auld Lang Syne.”  

Organizations: Carrefour Theatre, Caledonian Club of Prince Edward Island

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Scotland, Ayrshire Arisaig Nova Scotia Eastern Shore

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