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Claire Lynch Lands at Harbourfront

Long recognized as a creative force in acoustic music, Claire Lynch has had a career decorated with many accolades including three GRAMMY nominations, six International Bluegrass Music Association awards and the prestigious United States Artists Walker Fellowship, as well as membership in the Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.

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Dolly Parton credits Lynch with “one of the sweetest, purest and best lead voices in the music business today.” Her harmonies have graced the recordings of many stellar musicians, including Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Pam Tillis, Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea and Ralph Stanley. Equally gifted as a writer, her songs have been recorded by Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea, The Whites and many others.

Blazing her own trail in the mid 70′s when there were few role models for young women in the genre, Claire Lynch made history when she led the Front Porch String Band which evolved in the ‘80s and ‘90s into “one of the sharpest and most exciting post-modern bluegrass bands on the circuit.” She formed her own Claire Lynch Band in 2005 and has since consistently been a top pick of prestigious publications, critics and audiences across the U.S. and beyond.

DigitalJournal.com has listed Claire as “One of the 10 Best Angelic Voices of Our Time.” She has shared that honor with such luminaries as Judy Collins, Alison Krauss, Sarah McLachlan, Martina McBride, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

Opening the show will be well-known PEI artists Katie McGarry and Dan Currie.

Singer-songwriter Katie McGarry can write a real, aching heartbreak song. She has a country/Americana feel to her music and a timeless voice that washes over her catchy melodies and sincere lyrics. Her last album, Waiting On, received four 2015 Music PEI award nominations, including Songwriter of the Year and Album of the Year and she took home the award for Country Recording of the Year at the annual Music PEI Country Jubilee. She was also one of six finalists in the 2015 Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Atlantic Program. Plans are in the works for a new recording from Katie in 2018.

The Claire Lynch Band is at the Harbourfront Theatre on Thursday October 12 at 7:30 PM.

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Reignited at the Watermark

Curated by Rob Oakie, Classic Music Reignited features Island musical artists interpreting classic composers. To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial the 2017 series will consist of all Canadian composers.

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July 23rd Canadian Composers – Female
The Music of k.d. lang, Alanis Morissette, Feist
Performed by: Kelley Mooney, Katie McGarry, Marlee & Morgan Saulnier
August 6th Canadian Composers – Bands
The Music of Barenaked Ladies, The Band, April Wine
Performed by: Dylan Menzie, Nick Doneff, Ben Aitken
August 20th Canadian Composers – Male
The Music of Kim Mitchell, Gino Vanelli, Stan Rogers
Performed by: Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher, Tim MacPherson, Logan Richard
All performances are at 7:30 PM at the Watermark Theatre in North Rustico.

Watermark Announces Music Series

Watermark is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2017 Classic Music Reignited Series. Curated by Rob Oakie, the series features Island musical artists interpreting classic composers. To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial the 2017 series will consist of all Canadian composers. The three Sunday evening performances will feature an all-female Canadian composers night, an all male Canadian composers night, and a Canadian band night.

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July 23rd Canadian Composers – Female
The Music of k.d. lang, Alanis Morissette, Feist
Performed by: Kelley Mooney, Katie McGarry, Marlee & Morgan Saulnier

August 6th Canadian Composers – Bands
The Music of Barenaked Ladies, The Band, Heart
Performed by: Dylan Menzie, Nick Doneff, Ben Aitken

August 20th Canadian Composers – Male
The Music of Kim Mitchell, Gino Vanelli, Stan Rogers
Performed by: Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher, Tim MacPherson, Logan Richard

All performances are at 7:30PM.
Tickets can be purchased at http://www.ticketwizard.ca

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

Watermark is a proud member of the PTN – Professional Theatre Network of PEI