January 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Opener: Local duo Kavanagh and Hepher
(D’Arcy Kavanagh and Ian Hepher).
Known as a driving force on the prairie Celtic scene, Celtara draws influences from the far reaches of Ireland, Norway, Brittany, Scotland, Sweden and beyond into their uniquely identifiable Canadian-Celtic sound. Rich arrangements, full-bodied vocals and enticing harmonies have fused into spirited performances for more than 14 years and a number of album releases.
Sharing lead vocals are Cooper Gregory (flautist/whistle) and Bonnie Gregory (fiddle) backed by Steven Bell (accordion/keys), Andreas Illig (guitar/bouzouki) and Mark Arnison (percussion).
“When we started out, we were learning to play with one another. We learned a lot since then. I feel like we groove now. We play as one unit. The only thing that will give you that is experience and we still find joy in playing with one another,” says Cooper.