2019 A Keppoch Concert

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The concert is presented by The Ships of 1801 Society.

Please note: There will be three shows in 2019. Saturday, July 13, Sunday, July 14 and Monday, July 15, 2019.

The Ceilidh House is the beating heart of Scottish culture in the hills and harbours of northern and eastern Nova Scotia. Bagpipes, kilts, oatmeal porridge and whisky, or the water of life as some believed it,  are all captivating glimpses of the pioneering Scots’ story. It is often the humble Ceilidh House where oral tradition, community gossip, song, dance and stories keep alive a vibrant culture which has endured in story and song for almost 250 years. You will remember the 2018 Ships of 1801, Keppoch Concert, focused on Bessie’s wedding to an Irish lad. Well, 2019 is currently under wraps but I’m told it has the makings of a good belly laugh.

High on the mountain, neighbours gathered, in the 2018 show, for a wedding. The girls from Boston came home. One with her Irish beau!  Joe, who clings stubbornly to the Gaelic, and his razor-tongued wife, Maggie were back and in fine form.  The burdens of hard toil and family struggles slipped there bounds as the wedding brought the family together for an evening of stories, songs, wit, humour and the occasional burst of sarcasm.

Many of the Ships of 1801’s original performers returned to the stage and we welcomed a few new additions for this two- hour show, presented at the Schwartz auditorium on ST. FX campus. Doors opened at 7 pm with show time at 7:30 pm. Admission was $25 adults and $10 youths under 10. Parking: available on campus and in St. Ninian’s parking lot.

Please note: There will be three shows in 2019. Saturday, July 13, Sunday, July 14 and Monday, July 15, 2019.