Saturday October 18th
Centre 200, Sydney – 7:30 PM, Tickets: $60/50/40/25, Reserved Seating
Natalie MacMaster embodies our “family and friends” theme so it’s exciting to have her home to close this year’s festival. She comes from a musical family, she is passing those traditions along to her own children, and she travels the world making musical friends wherever she goes. Tonight she’ll have a chance to re-connect with some old friends and we get to share that joy. In 1997, at the very first Celtic Colours, Natalie met Ireland’s accordion whiz, Sharon Shannon. The two new friends slipped away to record a tune together. Both young women have enjoyed amazing careers and tonight they have a chance to share the stage again. Tim Edey, who now performs frequently with Natalie, wrote his beautiful tune “Little Bird” for Sharon Shannon. Tim has become a great favourite of the Celtic Colours audience, thrilling us with his virtuoso guitar and concertina playing and his warm and enthusiastic personality. J.P. Cormier first met Tim at Celtic Colours in 2010 and they have been friends and musical cohorts ever since. J.P. brings not only his instrumental prowess, but also his heartfelt songs to the party. Topping off the menu will be the dynamic Cape Breton band Beòlach, all close friends of Natalie since childhood. Don’t miss this incredible reunion of some of the world’s most brilliant friends.