We are excited to be heading into 2020 with the high energy of yet another Celtic Folk debut – The Nova Scotiables. Our middle set features two performers with a long Celtic Folk history, returning in a brand new key.
It will be another great show.
The evening is at Hickey’s Place in a concert format (attentive audience), with three acts, a cash bar and some pub-style food (cash only).
Previous concerts sold out, so don’t wait to get your tickets. You’ve been warned.
The Nova Scotiables have built a reputation across western Canada as a high energy maritime revue unmatched by their peers. Bringing an unconventional approach to traditional, original and contemporary maritime music, these musicians have become a hit – not just on the maritime circuit but across a wide range of events.
Fearless leader Captain Hodgie steers the ship on lead vocals while bashing the bodhran and drums. AJ Baragar makes crowds swoon with sweet lead vocals and energetic guitar. Eric Minden’s enthusiastic bass playing gets him dancing madly into the middle of audiences. Heidi Pittman’s soulful fiddle and backing vocals invoke joy, sorrow, and the East Coast spirit. Together, this crew really brings the party!
In February 2019, the Nova Scotiables released their newest single and music video, “Never Going Home.” The track highlights the band’s creative songwriting, infectious energy, and unique style.
1, 2, 3… Nova Scotiables!
The Key of H
Whether they’re singing a traditional song from the British Isles or a modern song that sounds like it could be trad, The Key of H brings life to all their music through energetic vocals and engaging instrumentation.
Doug Baker (guitars, vocals) and Michael Pollock (mandolins, concertina, violin, vocals) are skilled musicians who have been part of the Calgary music scene for many years in a variety of groups (Twisted Roots, Tessitura, Diminished Fifth, Sunday Nite Band).
They tell fascinating stories that will make you tap your feet, sing along, laugh and perhaps get a little emotional.
Hailing from the East Coast of De Winton and the North Shores of Calgary, our crew will explore a lively set of songs and tunes from the Maritimes, Folk and other Celtic traditions.
Get Reel is Doug Wagner (vocals, bodhran, guitar, and fiddle) and Greg Black (vocals, guitar, electric bass, and octave mandolin). On this eastern leg of our voyage, we’ll be joined by Rick Wedel (vocals, mandolin, and guitar).
When the fog is just right, you can almost smell the ocean, see the shipwrecks, hear the crashing waves and a tiny trace of fiddlin’ in the distance far behind him.
Date and Time: Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 7 pm to 10:30 pm (doors open 6:15)
Location: Irish Cultural Society – Hickey’s Place (downstairs)
Address: 6452 35 Ave NW (Bowness), Calgary, Alberta
Notes: Cash bar and pub-style food, concert format, and most importantly, it will be fun. Due to the nature of running concerts, all ticket sales final.
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