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Traditional tunes for early St. Paddy's Day show

Thomas Harrington on the bagpipes and Taylor Johnston on guitar in the background.
Thomas Harrington on the bagpipes and Taylor Johnston on guitar in the background. - Submitted

Treble with Girls will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day a bit early at Sunday's installment of their QEH Winter Fundraising Concert Series in Stratford.

STRATFORD – Treble with Girls will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day a bit early at Sunday's installment of their QEH Winter Fundraising Concert Series in Stratford.

Traditional music will be at the forefront for the March 11 show, with special guests Taylor Johnson on guitar, vocals and bodhran, along with fiddler, piper and whistle player Thomas Harrington and Nick Van Ouwerkerk. The trio are regular performers at sessions, dances and concerts throughout the Island including venues such as the Old Triangle Irish Alehouse in Charlottetown, Copper Bottom Brewing Company in Montague and the Benevolent Irish Society hall in Charlottetown.

Nick Van Ouwerkerk
Nick Van Ouwerkerk

 

This will also be a special show marking the return of Treble with Girls band member Maxine MacLennan, who has been recovering from a serious car accident in November.

"It will be great to finally have the whole band back together," said fiddler Sheila MacKenzie. "To be able to have all our harmonies back and be able to play a lot of our songs that we needed her for will feel good."

This will be the second last show in the winter concert series which will have its finale on April 8. Raising funds for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, the afternoons of family friendly music and fun also include door prizes, a 50/50 draw and a homemade lunch served at intermission.

Music gets underway at 2 p.m. at the Our Lady of the Assumption Parish Hall, 145 Stratford Road.

The concert series is presented by Cardigan Bearing & Steel and Cardigan Feed Services.

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