Glenaladale Festival Concert Series
The Barra MacNeils
Saturday, June 25th 2022
Join us in our first Big Tent Night at Glenaladale with
Canada’s Celtic ambassadors!
For more than three decades, Cape Breton-based family group the Barra MacNeils has been thrilling audiences of all ages, near and far, with their sparkling repertoire, vocals, instrumental prowess and vibrant showmanship.
Teresa Doyle & The Curious Crow
Thursday, June 30th 2022
Teresa Doyle is a vocal explorer with a lifelong passion for pushing the boundaries of her voice. She’s endlessly experimenting with new vocal colours, extended vocal techniques, and vocal textures from other cultures. Her exploration has taken her around the world singing with Kenyan farm women, a Japanese lute player, Tibetan overtone singers, Soca musicians from Tobago, improvisers in New York, South Indian yogis, traditional Gaelic singers from Ireland, and folk musicians from the Yukon Territory to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her repertoire reflects her journey but is always firmly rooted in the Celtic music and stories of her native Prince Edward Island.
The Curious Crow performs original songs set in the styles of traditional and contemporary Maritime folk. Blending three-part harmonies over tasteful acoustic guitar and fiddle arrangements, they deliver an engaging performance with the sincerity of a storyteller that has lived to tell the tale. The PEI trio consists of singer Keith Mullen, guitarist Rob Drew and fiddler Ward MacDonald.
West of Mabou & The Chaisson Trio
Friday, July 1st 2022
High-energy fiddling, Scottish Lowland Border pipes, smooth whistle tunes, rocking guitar, and drum solos are just a few of the things you might see in a West of Mabou stage performance, as the Western Canadian band taps into their strong Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton roots to deliver a unique brand of high-energy, traditional music with a contemporary flare.
Special Guests - The Chaisson Trio is comprised of Kevin Chaisson, a piano player from Bear River, Rannie MacLellan, a fiddle player from Margaree - Cape Breton, and local singer Louise Chaisson-MacKinnon.
Shane Pendergast & Friends
Lovely Nelly - Luka Hall
Saturday, July 2nd 2022
Shane Pendergast is a folksinger from Tracadie Cross, Prince Edward Island. He learned to play by ear at an early age, immersed in a culture of family kitchen parties. Shane’s connection to Maritime folk music dates back to the efforts of his great-grandparents, preservers of folklore in P.E.I. Shane is carrying the torch forward with his own songs of Maritime lore and life experiences.
HERE WE GO Barndances - GLENALADALE
Sunday, June 26th 2022
HERE WE GO Barndances return for their 10th Season!
The first dance of summer will take over the Tracadie Community Centre in partnership with Glenaladale Estate's 250th Anniversary Celebration! A stellar line up of Island musicians and dance callers invite you to find your bliss on the dance floor with easy-to-learn dances, heart-pumping fiddle tunes, and a room full of smiling faces! No experience necessary.
Musicians Featured :
Richard Wood (fiddle), Remi Arsenault (guitar & bass), Jake Charron (guitar and piano) and Thomas Harrington (Border pipes)
with callers Ward MacDonald & Karine Gallant
Queens County Fiddlers in Concert
Wednesday, June 29th 2022
The Queens County Fiddlers are one of the five chapters of the PEI Fiddlers society whose mission is to preserve and promote fiddle music on Prince Edward Island. Consisting of musicians of all ages, the group comes together to play and share in their love of fiddle music with repertoire encompassing both modern tunes and traditional favourites across Scottish, Irish, and Cape Breton styles. Come join us for a fun filled evening as we play our favourite toe-tapping jigs, reels, waltzes, and songs!