Rip Van Finn brings bagpipes and fiddle to Tir-Na-Nog Theatre
A concert featuring a blend of fiddle, bagpipes, keyboards and Eastern-influenced percussion is being sponsored by the Bowen Island Arts Council at Tir-na-nOg Theatre, 585 Rivendell Drive, on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Featured in the quartet will be fiddler Mike Sanyshyn, who was named the B.C. provincial fiddle champion four times, and he’ll be joined by percussionist and musicologist Curtis Andrews from Carbonear, Newfoundland.
Andrews grew up with the music of Newfoundland but has more recently specialized in the rhythms of South India and Ghana, Africa.
A third member of the band is bagpiper and keyboardist Joseph McDonald who has piped on Bowen many times over the years at weddings and funerals and more recently at the opening of the Bowen Island Golf Club’s new clubhouse.
Craig McGregor, noted Vancouver session player rounds out the quartet on guitar.
Tickets are $5 at www.RipVanFinn.com or $10 at the door.
If you’re feeling even more adventurous, drummer Curtis Andrews is leading a trip to Ghana, Africa for three weeks of drum and dance study in a small African village this March 28, - April 18.
More information is available at www.CurtisAndrews.ca