|Events on: Sun, Jun 4, 2017|
|Mairi Rankin and Ailie Robertson Celtic Duo||2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
Mairi Rankin and Ailie Robertson duo come to MERA!
Sunday, June 4th at 2:00 PM
Tickets are $25 at ticketsplease.ca (see below)
MERA is proud to announce that the internationally claimed Celtic duo of Mairi Rankin and Allie Robertson will be presenting a concert at MERA in McDonald’s Corners on Sunday, June 4th at 2:00 PM.
Mairi Rankin brings all the talent and vibrancy of the esteemed Rankin family, with its deep Cape Breton Celtic roots. She plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm.
Ailie Robertson is from Edinburgh, Scotland and brings to the duo a wealth of musical experience as a composer, arranger, improviser and clarsach or Celtic harp player. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading clarsach harpers, as they like to be called.
Together, Rankin and Robertson have won the “Best Group” award at the Live Ireland awards, where they were touted to be “Among the best bands in world”.
Their marriage of Celtic music, song and dance has been rapturously received around the world. They blend fiddle, harp, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. Their blend of boundless energy and unmistakable joie de vivre has won them a large following around the globe.
Tickets are available for $25 plus surcharge online at ticketsplease.ca, by telephone 613-485-6434 or in person at the Matheson House Museum, 11 Gore St., Perth. In keepign with MERA encourage young people to enjoy good music, students under 16 are admitted free.
Mairi Rankin - One of the hugely influential Rankin Family – legends on the Canadian music scene – she plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm. Born in Mabou, 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. Mairi has recorded one solo album, two CDs with Beolach and has been featured on numerous compilations and recordings.