August 18, 2016 Ceilidh

DSCF2910The seventh ceilidh of the Chestico Museum’s 2016 summer ceilidh series was held on August 18th.

We were happy to have Alain Pelletier with us as our fiddler. Alain is the proprietor if the Fiddle and the Sea Bed & Breakfast in Port Hood. He also treats his guests to his fiddle tunes!

Pius MacIsaac was back with us for another ceilidh. He accompanied Alain and also did a few solo numbers.

And last but not least we had Lauchie Beaton to sing for us. Lauchie brought Rita Rankin along with him and their voices blended together beautifully.

You can view  photos of the evening on our Facebook page. You can also watch videos of Alain and Pius, Pius and Lauchie and Rita.

Next Ceilidh: August 18, 2016

August 18 NEWThe seventh ceilidh of our 2016 summer ceilidh series will be Thursday, August 18 at 7 PM at the museum.

This week our entertainment will be:

Alain Pelletier – Fiddle

Pius MacIsaac – Guitar

Lauchie Beaton – Guitar & Vocals

Admission is $5. Tea and light refreshments will be served following the show.

Hope to see you there!

August 11, 2016 Ceilidh

DSCF2906The sixth ceilidh of the Chestico Museum’s 2016 summer ceilidh series was held on August 11th and it was a great show!

We were fortunate to have two very taleneted fiddlers with us – Joe MacMaster and Cullen MacInnis. Cullen and Joe also both play piano and while one played the other other would accompany on piano. Siobhan Beaton also accompanied on guitar and even showed off a few steps.

Peter MacKenzie performed a selection of haunting of Irish songs while Lisa Cameron also treated us to a number of songs, including some original compositions!

You can view  photos of the evening on our Facebook page. You can also watch videos of Cullen, Siobhan and Joe, Joe, Siobhan and Cullen, Siobhan dancing, Lisa and Peter, Lisa, Lisa with an original song and Peter.

Next Ceilidh: August 11, 2016

August 11The sixth ceilidh of our 2016 summer ceilidh series will be Thursday, August 11 at 7 PM at the museum.

This week our entertainment will be:

Cullen MacInnis – Fiddle

Lisa Cameron – Guitar & Vocals

Peter MacKenzie – Guitar & Vocals

Admission is $5. Tea and light refreshments will be served following the show.

Hope to see you there!

August 4, 2016 Ceilidh

DSCF2678The fifth ceilidh of the Chestico Museum’s 2016 summer ceilidh series was held on August 4th. We had a huge crowd in attendance for this special Chestico Days Week ceilidh and everyone was certainly well entertained!

The talented Stephanie MacDonald played fiddle and she was beautifully accompanied by Amanda MacDougall on piano.

Stephanie and Amanda provided music for Amanda MacDonald who showcased some wonderful step dancing. Amanada was later joined by Eilidh Campbell and Burton MacIntyre even got up and showed us a few steps!

The Campbell Sisters (Mairinn , Eilidh and Seonaid) were with us and are a real treat! They play piano, fiddle and guitar and also step dance and sing wonderfully well.

Frances MacEachen was also with us to share a number of Gaelic songs that were beautifully done. Frances also sang with her daughter Lily.

And last but not least, we had our own summer student Kati van Zutphen who brought along her guitar and sang for us. What a talent!

We had a chance as well to introduce the 2016 Chestico Couple – Sadie & Edgar Spears – who were in attendance. Best wishes to Sadie & Edgar as they celebrate their 50th anniversary!

It was a most enjoyable evening. You can view some photos of the evening on our Facebook page. You can also watch videos of Stephanie & Amanda, the Campbell Sisters, Amanda step dancing, Frances & Lily, Eilidh and Amanada dancing and Kati!