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Taylor Johnston and friends at the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall tonight

Multi-instrumentalist Taylor Johnston, along with pipers Nick Van Ouwerkerk and Sarah Simpson and fiddler Mathew Reid, will perform at the Benevolent Irish Society on Friday, Sept. 11.
Singer/songwriter Taylor Johnston will perform at the Irish Hall this evening. Other performers include singer/guitarist Norman Stewart and fiddler Sheila Mackenzie.
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

The ceilidh tonight in the Katherine Hughes Memorial Hall in the Irish Cultural Centre at 582 North River Rd., Charlottetown, will feature multi-instrumentalist Taylor Johnston with singer/guitarist Norman Stewart and fiddler Sheila Mackenzie. 

There will be a 50/50 draw during the evening at the air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible and licensed hall. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is at the door. Everyone is welcome.     

Johnston is a singer/songwriter from Vernon River. He began playing music at an early age, and his influences in music have grown strongly since then. His day job is as a gym teacher, but in his spare time his latest passions have been learning traditional Maritime music and sailing around the Georgetown area in his sailboat. Never shy to sing a shanty, Johnston looks to continue his songwriting journey in the future.     

MacKenzie is a well-known Prince Edward Island fiddler who plays traditional Scottish/Cape Breton/P.E.I.-style fiddle music. She also step dances, teaches and loves to promote all things about Gaelic culture and music in P.E.I.

Sheila MacKenzie - Contributed
Sheila MacKenzie - Contributed

 

MacKenzie and Stewart have had successful solo careers with various ECMA, Music P.E.I. Awards and nominations and have individual recordings to their credit. Their background covers many genres from Celtic and country to folk and traditional.  

All members of this group sing and play multiple instruments as accompaniment to their singing. Stewart plays the guitar, MacKenzie plays the fiddle and Johnston plays guitar, mandolin and bodhran.

This is going to be a fun-filled evening of great music so come early to get a good seat. For more information, call 902-213-3924.  

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