CHARLOTTETOWN – A classic country dance is set for the Jack Blanchard Parish Centre in Charlottetown this Friday evening featuring the music of Kim Albert.
The P.E.I. country music singer is calling on three other musicians, who love to play classic country, to join her on stage.
Albert has been playing for many years with the popular group Faces playing at many venues on P.E.I. and for several years at the Royal Canadian Legion in Charlottetown. More recently, she and Mike Arsenault were a popular duo on Victoria Rowe in Charlottetown entertaining tourists and locals, always drawing a large crowd.
Joining Albert for the April 13 dance will be Mike MacGary and Billy Matthews, who have been playing together in a group called The Boys the last few years, providing dancing music at the Royal Canadian Legion in Charlottetown on Saturday nights.
MacGary will be playing his late father, Joe MacGary’s electric steel, as well as singing harmony.
Matthews, a musician like his late dad, Neil Matthews, played on the road while living in Ontario. When the family moved back to P.E.I., he continued his music as a lead singer and drummer for Urban Outlaws. Billy will be sharing the lead vocals as well as playing drums.
Also helping provide the music for the 8 p.m. dance will be Judy Lowe has a history of musical experience going back to joining Elliott Wight group, who played every Saturday night at the North River Fire Hall for many years, in the Junior Farmers Hall and various other venues on the Island.
Lowe currently plays with the Lady Singers of Our Century group, the Winsloe United Church ceilidh group and Dino and the Harmonies. She will be playing keyboard as well as singing harmonies at Friday’s 8 p.m. dance.
The dance is a fundraiser for the Holy Redeemer and the Knights of Columbus and is for those 19 and over. A portion of the 50/50 draw will go to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Equipment Fund. Tickets are available at the door for $10. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Jack Blanchard centre is located on Pond Street in Charlottetown.