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Ireland meets Scotland starts July 17

Performing this year in Ireland Meets Scotland are, from left, Abigail Rogers, Kevin Jeffrey, Amanda Mark, Sean Kemp and Tristan Jeffrey.
Several cast members in Ireland Meets Scotland are, from left, Kevin Jeffrey, Amanda Mark and Sean Kemp. Missing from photo are Tristan Jeffrey and Abigail Rogers. - Contributed

Ireland Meets Scotland, a celebration of Celtic heritage, music and dance, will be performed at two historic venues for 2019.

On Wednesday evenings from July 17 to Aug. 28, the show will be at P.E.I. Preserve Company in New Glasgow, and on Friday evenings, July 19 to Aug. 30, it will be at Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Admission is charged.

Ireland Meets Scotland tells the compelling story of Irish and Scottish immigrants leaving their homelands in the 1800s and meeting in the new world, many of them here on Prince Edward
Island. The story is told primarily through music and dance, with just enough prose and poetry laced with humour to set the scenes in the mind’s eye of the audience.

This year Ireland Meets Scotland features Sean Kemp and Tristan Jeffrey on fiddle, Amanda Mark on flute and tin whistle, Kevin Jeffrey on guitar and vocals and Celtic dancers Abigail Rogers and Madelyn Murdock.

The Ireland Meets Scotland show is significant since it celebrates the Scottish and Irish heritage of Prince Edward Island and new immigrants settling on P.E.I. The 2019 season will be a reunion of original cast members from the show’s critically acclaimed run during 1999-2002.

For show reservations and more information, contact Kevin Jeffrey at 902-314-3078 (voice, text) or https://www.facebook.com/irelandmeetsscotland.

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