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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.
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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

Light My Fire

Paula Roberts made her debut as a dancer at Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside to sold out crowds over ten years ago. Many years later and many experiences in Dublin, London, Toronto, New York, Las Vegas and Halifax, her journey takes her back to Harbourfront for two upcoming shows. Her show Celtic Fire features solo performances by Roberts along with the phenomenal fiddling sensation Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher. Bringing the show together with his lighthearted humour is host, Prince Edward Island’s own Chris Pride, who has been waking up Islanders for the better part of the last decade including the last two years on CFCY in Charlottetown and the co-host of the ECMA award nominated podcast East of the Dial.

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Roberts’ dancing style has evolved into an eclectic, expressive, flamenco laced Irish footwork stage performance. Her choreography has always been one of ebb and flow, fast footwork transitioned with elegant, flamenco and upper body movements. Her flamenco style is probably best described as gypsy rather than traditional.

For more than two decades, fiddler Richard Wood has impressed audiences all around the globe. Highlights include TV, guest appearances with Shania Twain on David Letterman, Good Morning America, Carnegie Hall, The Chieftains and performing for the Queen. He has five previous CD recordings and has won three East Coast Music Awards. MacLean’s Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Canadians to watch in the 21st Century.

Richard will be accompanied by well-known Island artist Gordon Belsher, who is Wood’s mainstay guitar player and Celtic singer. He began his musical career in the late 1960’s in Edmonton, Alberta with a rock and roll band that toured extensively. A move to P.E I. led to a change in musical direction for Belsher when he formed the Celtic group, Jar O’Comfort. Together, he and Wood have toured the world.

Roberts’ manager, Heather Mountain says “It will be an intimate and interactive show as this is the first time Paula will be performing as a solo dancer.”

Celtic Fire is at the Harbourfront Theatre June 16th and 23rd at 7;30 PM.