PICTOU — The Festival of Summer Sounds continues at the deCoste Centre this week (July 13 and 14) with Tales and Tunes, featuring performances by John Spyder Macdonald, Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald and Mary Beth Carty.
Combining the fiery edge of the Scottish border pipes with the sounds of the Cape Breton fiddle, Ben Miller and Anita MacDonald join together, merging traditional influences from Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island, as well as the Highlands and islands of Scotland. This fresh, talented duo pairs driving dance tunes with expressive Gaelic airs and songs. Their unique blend of lively dance-music transcends boundaries – equally at home at a kitchen ceilidh, or on a late night festival stage.
Mary Beth Carty hails from just down the road in Lanark, Antigonish County, and is known for her passionate, memorable voice, which earned her a nomination for Traditional Singer of the Year at the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Also a solid instrumentalist, she plays guitar, accordion and musical bones, adding a unique twist to any band.
Pictou County’s own John Spyder Macdonald is well known throughout the province for his traditional and original music and will play host for all nights of the shows.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 at the door. Call the deCoste for further information at 902-485-8848.