The final show in the Ceilidh in the City Live at the Brackley Drive In Series is Sept. 26.
Although the 10th season celebrations did not look exactly as planned, ceilidh organizers have been pleased to bring the music and stories of P.E.I. back on stage and to their loyal supporters.
Two of the biggest names in the ceilidh music scene on P.E.I will be on stage as the final special guests. Fiddler Cynthia MacLeod, the former host of the highly popular Brackley Beach Ceilidhs, grew up just down the road in Harrington. She is a lively, skilled fiddler who can sit down with any group and play traditional fiddle tunes as well as add breaks to any song.
Eddy Quinn, host of the long-running Close to the Ground Concert Series, is a down-home favourite, singing familiar songs as well as some he has written over a more than 20-year career with bandmates from Fiddlers Sons.
Quinn and MacLeod will join the weekly hosts of the ceilidh, Kendall Docherty, Peter Burke, Brian Blacquiere, Heartz Godkin and Brian Knox, on the main stage at the drive in. The show will get underway at 3 p.m. and runs until 5 p.m. with the gates opening at 2 p.m. for general admission.
Admission to the concert is $10/person or $30 per carload, there will be a canteen service and a 50/50 draw in support of the Ceilidh Gives Back Fund, which supports various Island charities and families in need. A canteen service will also be available.
The forecast looks great for Saturday, so feel free to bring a long a lawnchair and sit outside to enjoy the show, which can also be enjoyed from the comfort of vehicles at 99.1 FM on the radio dial. For additional information, call Docherty at 902-569-1133 or Knox at 902-569-3327.