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Ceilidh in the City returns to the Jack Blanchard Centre on Wednesday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Ceilidh in the City returns to the Jack Blanchard Centre on Wednesday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m. - Sally Cole

The Ceilidh in the City is set to host two P.E.I. singers at its first show of August.

Susan Campbell and Colleen MacPhee will be gracing the stage at this evening’s show at the Jack Blanchard Centre in Charlottetown.

Campbell has been performing across the Island for many years and is well-known for her voice, song repertoire and musical styles. When she performs the music of the late Patsy Cline, a guest once remarked after hearing her renditions of “Sweet Dreams” that “if you closed your eyes you would be hard pressed to tell if it was not Cline's voice you were listening to”.

MacPhee has also performed all over the Island for many years, but recently gained popularity through her portrayal of Rita MacNeil in the Lady Singers of Our Century show, which has been touring the Island to regular sellout crowds. MacPhee sings many different styles of music, but when she brings out her inner MacNeil something magical happens on the stage, and the audience is treated to a voice so similar to Cape Breton's beloved songstress.

In addition to MacPhee and Campbell the ceilidh organizers are welcoming Brian Blacquiere, a well-known Rustico-area fiddler and banjo player, to join the house band and hosts of the ceilidh, Kendall Docherty, Peter Burke, Heartz Godkin and Brian Knox.

The show will get underway at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening for general admission at 6:30 p.m. There will be a 50/50 draw in support of the Ceilidh Gives Back Fund, which supports various Island charities and families in need. A canteen service will also be offered by the Jack Blanchard Centre catering staff with all kinds of fresh-baked treats and refreshments. For additional information, call Docherty at 902-569-1133 or Knox at 902-569-3327 or follow along online at www.facebook.com/CeilidhInTheCity.
 

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