Sunday October 12th
Boisdale Volunteer Fire Department, Boisdale – 7:30 PM, Tickets: $30, General Admission
Boisdale is one of those special places on Cape Breton Island where the community gathers around music and has done so since the earliest Scottish settlers arrived, generations ago. Tonight they’ll be setting up the hall to get ready for the music and merry-making. With his powerful voice and rousing delivery, Nathan Rogers commands a crowd when he takes the stage. Twin sisters Jennifer and Hazel Wrigley from Orkney are a fiddle and guitar/piano duo whose playful interaction with each other is infectious—whether they’re making faces at each other or joking with the audience, there is no doubt that these girls love making music together. With their lively mix of Cape Breton, Scottish and Irish tunes, Beòlach is still one of Cape Breton’s most exciting and innovative traditional bands. This will be their only appearance at the Festival this year. When all is said and done, Beòlach, the Wrigley Sisters, and the dynamic Nathan Rogers promise just might blow the roof off the place.