Cian O Morain and Mary MacGillivray with guest fiddler Colin Jeffrey will perform at the ceilidh tonight in the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall in the Irish Cultural Centre, 582 North River Rd., Charlottetown.
There will be a 50/50 draw during the evening at the wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned hall, and a light snack will be served during the intermission. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is at the door. For more information, call 902-213-3924.
O Morain hails from Country Kerry in Ireland and is now the family physician in North Rustico. He also holds a master’s degree in music from Limerick University. He and his partner, MacGillivray, often entertain local audiences and are a favourite at the hall, accompanying their singing on keyboard, guitar and squeeze box. O Morain quite often will add in a bit of Irish storytelling.
MacGillivray, who is from Prince Edward Island, is the lead singer for the evening and accompanies herself on the squeeze box. With strong Irish roots, she grew up in a musical family that also has ties to Cape Breton and says two things were always on the go at their place: the music and the tea pot.
She once asked her father, Jim MacGillivray, what he liked to do growing up, and he said “They got together and made music and had a laugh and had a good time."
A singer-songwriter, MacGillivray performs in both English and Gaelic.
Jeffrey, who often plays fiddle along with his twin brother, has performed for several seasons with family members in the Ireland Meets Scotland show at Beaconsfield and often plays at The Old Triangle.
All are welcome to this evening of song and instrumentals, but due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, only 50 persons can be in the hall.