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Cape Breton Ceilidh Concert and Dance
Montgomery Legion Hall Third Floor
Ottawa, ON
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Didn't make it to Nova Scotia for Celtic Colours Festival? Well, we're bringing the festival to the National Capital with this event. An evening with something for everyone, ANNA LUDLOW with Calum MacKenzie, and guests Ross Davison and Karson McKeown will perform concert-style from 8 to 9pm then we'll roll up the carpets for some down home Cape Breton style dancing! If you've never experienced a Cape Breton square set (or if it's been a long time since your last one) don't worry, we'll show you how it all works.

ANNA LUDLOW has been captivating audiences across North America, playing with some of the best talent the East Coast has to offer. She has shared the stage with the likes of The Beach Boys, Blue Rodeo, Irish Mythen, Charlie A'Court, Lennie Gallant, Matt Mays, and Ron Hynes. Originally instructed by acclaimed fiddler Kendra MacGillivray from Anna's hometown of Antigonish, NS, Anna's playing is strongly influenced by nearby Celtic-music haven, Cape Breton. In Antigonish Anna played at local pubs and parties, and in bands including Jug in Hand, KILT, Barnacle, and Banshee. She has been the principle fiddler for the critically acclaimed production DRUM!, and has been teaching fiddle privately for over 17 years.

Anna puts on a high-energy show, fusing the style of the traditional Maritime Kitchen Party with a contemporary flare that will have you on your feet.

CALUM MACKENZIE lives in Ottawa but was born and raised in Mabou, Cape Breton. Growing up in a home where Gaelic was the language of choice and where he was surrounded by traditional music, Calum took up the piano and the fiddle at a young age. Calum's father hails from South Uist in Scotland and his mother from Back Street in Mabou, and both cultures influence his playing.

THE TROUSERS are an instrumental duo that play traditional Irish and Cape Breton music. Area music teachers Ross Davison and Karson McKeown serve up a fresh batch of toe-tapping jigs, reels, and Adele covers (just kidding, sort of). Their current sound features Uilleann (Irish) bagpipes, Whistles, Fiddle, Guitar, and Bodhran.

All ages welcome, cash bar. All Ottawa Cape Breton Session/ CB Club of Ottawa events are non-profit. Most expenses are covered generous donations of time and funds from local club members, nearly all of the ticket price goes to the artists to support and encourage traditional music. You can support young Cape Breton musicians with the purchase of an extra ticket or two.
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Montgomery Legion Hall Third Floor (View)
330 Kent St.
Ottawa, ON K2P 2H3


Arts > Dance
Arts > Performance
Music > Celtic
Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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