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The first of our series of concerts and events to fund-raise for the restoration of the Mill…
Céili and KITCHEN PARTY
Featuring local band Clan Hannigan.
Friday, January 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Castleton Town Hall 1780 Percy St, Castleton, ON (at the Four Corners)
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Clan Hannigan are a much-loved local group. They describe themselves as: …a husband & wife duo, who also work independently but LOVE to play together, mostly Celtic music, and with our children as “Clan Hannigan”. We play lots of instruments between us, including Uilleann (Irish) pipes, Whistles, Fiddle, Bodhran, Cittern, Nyckelharpa, DADGAD Guitar. The girls sing and Irish dance, and Oisin plays percussion and is a monster bodhran player. We also perform as the trio “Cairdeas”, with wonderful singer Marsala Lukianchuk.
A céili (as the Irish spell it) or cèilidh (in the Scottish way), is a party in the Gaelic tradition, and is centuries old. Céilis involve live music, dancing, story—telling, a bit of drink, and a bit of blarney. They still happen in more isolated corners of Ireland, and we’re happy to re-introduce the tradition to our corner of Canada. If you are musical, bring along your instruments for some jam sessions between sets. If you’re an Irish dancer, bring long your shoes – and if you’re not, don’t worry! We’ll be doing some teaching and watching and a lot of laughing!
Come celebrate Epiphany and help us launch our season of fund-raising to restore the Mill at Piper Creek!
MANY THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS: Castleridge Concrete, Pickers Paradise, and Maple Key Tart Co.
– – – NEW RELEASE: MUMMERY & MISTLETOE – – –
50% of the proceeds for Mummery will go to the United Church of Canada’s Syrian Refugee Sponsorship, to a local sponsorship. CDs & digital downloads can be purchased on CD Baby or iTunes. Friends, family & neighbours are welcome to purchase CDs in person. For lyrics and more information, please visit the Mummery & Mistletoe page.
Mitchell Cox is a veteran pianist who has played around the world. Classically trained at a concert level and comfortable in all genres of music, Mitch decided early in his career that his biggest skill is as an accompanist. He has directed choirs, served as repetiteur in opera companies, worked as a church musician and director, accompanied instrumentalists of all types and levels, adjudicated music festivals, and served as Examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music for many years. He has played for dance companies, actors, singers and in bands at churches, rehearsal halls and on-stage across Canada, Japan and Europe.
Mitch can pick up any instrument and make music. And he is a genuinely nice guy — the kind of person you want beside you on-stage! He likes to make people sound and feel their best.
Music is a powerful tool in spreading peace on earth, and gathering together to sing is one of the simple delights of humanity, particularly at the holiday season. Sadly, in our busy world there seem to be fewer and fewer people who can sit down at the piano and play Christmas carols. Mitch made this album for all of you who want to sing or hum along in the car, around a tree, or at a Christmas gathering but can’t find anyone to play for you.
Lyrics to the songs are included with the CD purchase. For digital distribution search Mitchell Cox on CD BABY or iTunes. To download the song-sheet, or for more information, go to: http://themillatpipercreek.ca/mummery-and-mistletoe/.
And thanks for inviting him to your party!
CONCERT IN THE CARRIAGE HOUSE
featuring Juno Award Nominee Maria Dunn with guest Spencer Murray
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm — SOLD OUT!!!
The Mill at Piper Creek
1742 Percy St, Castleton, ON
Tickets: Sold out. Please ‘Contact Us‘ if you would like to be notified of further events… or call 905-344-7119
Unheated venue – dress accordingly!
Access by narrow staircase
Past Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, she sings about the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present. Along with multimedia shows GWG: Piece by Piece and Troublemakers: Working Albertans, developed in collaboration with Don Bouzek of Ground Zero Productions, Maria has five independent CDs, including her 2004 people’s history of Alberta, We Were Good People, andThe Peddler (2009 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee). With producer Shannon Johnson, she most recently released Piece By Piece (2013 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee), a recording of songs inspired by the stories of immigrant women who worked at Alberta’s GWG clothing factory over its 93-year history. Maria performs at folk festivals, theatres and conferences across Canada, Europe (2008 Celtic Connections, Glasgow; Netherlands 2011) and USA (2006 Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Washington, DC).
Mike Ross, Edmonton Sun: “…remarkable singer-songwriter, think of her as a distaff Woody Guthrie.”