IRELAND MEETS SCOTLAND

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 Colin and Tristan Jeffrey on fiddle, Amanda Mark on flute & tin whistle, Kevin Jeffrey on guitar and vocals, and Celtic dancers Marlys and Alexis Maclaren and Abigail Rogers. 

    The family aspect of the show is highlighted by father/son musicians Kevin, Colin and Tristan, and mother/daughter dancers Marlys and Alexis.  This season Ireland Meets Scotland is a reunion 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

After a successful 2017 season, we now have two historic venues for 2018!

Beaconsfield Historic House, Charlottetown, PEI

Tuesday Evenings   July 10–Aug 28

Orwell Corner Historic Village, Orwell, PEI

Friday Evenings    July 13–Aug 31

All shows:    7:30pm       $15 adults,  $7.50 under 12

Show Reservations:  902.314.3078    kjeffrey@norseboat.com

Add to Your Experience: 

The nearby Macphail Homestead will be serving supper featuring fresh local ingredients every Friday evening before the show, starting at 5:00 pm.    

Supper Price:  $25 adults, $17.50 under 12

Book a Package!  Take a wagon ride from Orwell Corner Historic Village to Macphail Homestead for supper, and afterwards a wagon ride back to Orwell Corner for the Ireland Meets Scotland Show!     

Package Price:  $50 adults, $30 under 12

To make reservations for Supper or the Wagon Ride/Supper/Show Package visit  macphailhomestead.ca   (in season call 902.651.2789)




           

Ireland Meets Scotland            

A trained Celtic and Classical musician, Colin Jeffrey is known for his ability to move seamlessly between these two styles. Colin received a Bachelor degree in violin performance from Memorial University and has immersed himself in Celtic fiddle music at workshops and festivals in Scotland, Ireland and Atlantic Canada.  A founding member of the Celtic trio Papilio (Halifax, NS), Colin continues to find innovative ways of showcasing Celtic music while preserving its traditions.

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 elementary school 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, Amanda Mark, Marlys Hamilton and Brittany Banks.  When not playing music Kevin operates Avalon House Ecobuilders, a company that designs and builds small eco homes, and also NorseBoat Limited, which builds small sailing and rowing boats. He lives and works in Flat River, PEI.

Marlys Hamilton-Maclaren has been in the dance world since the age of 3. She has performed with Ashley MacIsaac, The Barra MacNeils, Rankin Family and many other artists. Marlys is trained in traditional step, Scottish Highland and Irish styles.  She is owner and dance director of  BATD certified Somerset Dance Studio, now in its 16th year. Marlys was a dancer in the Ireland Meets Scotland show 18 years ago and is excited to be back dancing in the new show with her daughter.

Abigail Rogers learned to shuffle from Marlys Hamilton-Maclaren at the early age of 3. Her feet continue to fly at the age of 15. When she is not learning she loves helping out with classes at the Somerset Dance Studio. Abigail has had the privilege to perform at ceilidhs across the island, Canada Day celebrations, IWK telethon, Arts in Motion, The Barra MacNeils and Atlantic Blue with Tara MacLean.  In 2018 she danced at the World Cup dance competition in Montreal.

Alexis Grace Maclaren began dancing at age 2, literally following in her mother’s footsteps. She studies dance at Somerset Dance Studio with her mom, and takes piano lessons with Bethany Dawson and voice lessons with Sandi Clark.  She has won numerous awards and has been Maritime Champion at dance competitions for the past three years. She has performed in Atlantic Blue with Tara MacLean, and 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:           

Celtic Music & Dance Show!