This high-caliber celebration of Celtic heritage tells the compelling story of Irish and Scottish immigrants leaving their homelands in the 1800s and meeting in the New World.  The story is told primarily through music and dance, with just enough prose, poetry and humour to set the scenes in the mind’s eye of the audience.  

    The show features Tristan Jeffrey and Sean Kemp on fiddle, Amanda Mark on flute & tin whistle, Kevin Jeffrey on guitar and vocals, and Celtic dancers Abigail Rogers and Madelyn Murdock. 

    The family aspect of the show is highlighted by father/son performers Kevin and Tristan.  This season Ireland Meets Scotland is a reunion of members of the original cast from the show’s critically acclaimed run 1999-2002!  

Great Fun For All Ages!

 

Ireland Meets Scotland     

Reservations and information  902.314.3078   kjeffrey@norseboat.com

Playing at 2 historic venues for 2019!

Prince Edward Island Preserve Co., New Glasgow, PEI

Wednesday Evenings    July 17–Aug 28

Beaconsfield Historic House, Charlottetown, PEI

Friday Evenings   July 19–Aug 30

All shows:    8:00pm       $20 adults,  $15 seniors, $10.00 under 12

Show Reservations:  902.314.3078    kjeffrey@norseboat.com

Ireland Meets Scotland            

Sean Kemp received his musical training at the Royal College of Music in the UK. He later studied acting at the "State Institute of Cinematography", Moscow, Russia. Sean has enjoyed a career performing a huge diversity of styles of music with a multitude of artists, ensembles, groups and as a solo artist,  most recently as a founding member of The Atlantic String Machine. Sean has also been widely recognized as a composer.

Tristan Jeffrey is a Celtic and Classical musician who is well versed in both styles. He completed a Bachelor of Music degree at Memorial University and a Master’s degree in early music at the Johann Joseph Fux Konservatorium in Austria.  Tristan has played with many Celtic musicians and taken part in workshops and festivals in both Canada and Scotland.   Tristan lives in Prato, Italy with his wife Giulia.  He is travelling to PEI summer 2018 to perform in the IMS show.

Amanda spends her summers on PEI and lives in Dartmouth, NS where she teaches music and band.  She plays flute, saxophone and clarinet with Halifax’s 36 Canadian Brigade Army Reserve Band.  She also plays flute and piccolo with the PEI Symphony, and has performed on flute, saxophone, electric bass and back-up vocals with a host of Island and Maritime groups in classical, jazz, folk and world styles.

Kevin Jeffrey is creative director of the Ireland Meets Scotland show.  He put the original show together in 1999 and performed in it with his twin sons Colin and Tristan, his daughter Gwynneth Islay, and Amanda Mark.  Kevin owns and operates Avalon House Ecobuilders, a company that designs and builds small eco homes, and also NorseBoat Limited, which builds innovative sailing and rowing boats.

Madelyn Murdock will also be dancing in the show for 2019.  Photo and bio coming soon.

Abigail Rogers learned to shuffle at the early age of 3. Her feet continue to fly at the age of 16. When she is not learning she loves helping out with classes at her dance studio. Abigail has had the privilege to perform at ceilidhs across the island, Canada Day celebrations, IWK telethon, Arts in Motion, and with The Barra MacNeils and Atlantic Blue with Tara MacLean.  In 2018 she danced at the World Cup dance competition in Montreal.

Show Reservations:

902.314.3078

kjeffrey@norseboat.com

Show Reservations:

902.314.3078

kjeffrey@norseboat.com

meet the performers:           

Don’t miss this high-caliber

Celtic music and dance show!