Market Hall Performing Arts Centre presents Mairi Rankin & Ailie Robertson

Date:Friday, May 26, 2017
Time:8 p.m.
Location:    Market Hall (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough)
Cost:$20 plus fees, $17 plus fees/student, $25 plus fees/cabaret seat
One of the hugely influential Rankin Family, Mairi plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm. Born in Nova Scotia, Mairi has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island. She has developed her own unique style by being immersed in such a rich musical culture. She has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist, a sideman and is a member of the Cape Breton Celtic super group Beolach. She has performed with the Rankin Sisters, Unusual Suspects and Bruce Guthro to name but a few. Ailie Robertson from Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s leading young traditional musicians. She is a musician in the broadest sense: composer, arranger, teacher, improviser and harp virtuoso. Ailie grew up in Scotland, and was immersed in the harp world from an early age. She began playing the clarsach when she was 11 years old and through her piano & clarsach lessons she developed a love for classical & traditional music.

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