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Cyril MacPhee at THE PIGGERY

Cyril MacPheeNORTH HATLEY: Spring must be just around the corner, even though it doesn’t always look like it -- organizers at THE PIGGERY want to invite you to a one-night performance by Cape Breton’s Cyril MacPhee on Wednesday, April 24. This talented singer, songwriter and versatile guitarist is proud to be accompanied on stage by his daughter Haley. With a clear tenor voice, MacPhee delivers a blend of Celtic and Acadian music, down-home folk, contemporary country and rock.

Cyril grew up as the sixth child in a musical Cape Breton family so it's no surprise that he's very much at home on stage. He has shared the stage with such artists as The Rankins, Natalie MacMaster, Bruce Guthro, Ashley MacIsaac, Gordie Sampson, J.P. Cormier, Buddy MacDonald, Dave Gunning, just to name a few. His songwriting and musical style reflect his wide range of musical influences, from the Beatles to Harry Hibbs.

He released three albums with the popular power-folk group Brakin’ Tradition before embarking on a solo career. He has since released two solo albums, 1998's ECMA-nominated “When I Say I Do” and “Back on Track” (2001). Most of his music has a country-folk sound much like that of Gordon Lightfoot while there is pop element to other songs. MacPhee has versatility in his music that is a truly unique blend of folk, country and Celtic music.

For the past 20 years, MacPhee has been performing for audiences across Canada and the US. Most recently, he travelled with a group of artists from ‘The Celtic Colours International Festival’ to Dublin, Ireland and Glasgow, Scotland. In 2012, he shared the title of ‘Artist in Residence’ with John Doyle, as part of the ‘Celtic Colours International Festival’ and also reunited with his former band Brakin' Tradition, after 18 years.

THE PIGGERY Theatre is located at 215 rue Simard, Sainte-Catherine de Hatley.

The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 each.

For more info: 819-842-2431 or www.piggery.com.

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