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Campbell River Singers are feeling a bit Celtic this spring

The C.R. Singers are holding their Spring concert on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell River Baptist Church. Photo contributed

The Campbell River Singers are going with “A Touch of Celtic” in their spring concert to be held on Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at the Campbell River Baptist Church.

Conductor Shelley Roberts, has kindly stepped in for John Montgomery this term, with John and accompanist Lynn Montgomery taking a well-earned vacation.

The concert is titled “A Touch of Celtic” as Roberts has chosen a few traditional pieces from Scotland that capture the spirit of the Highlands, along with a lively Irish children’s street song, “Tell My Ma”, which will feature a traditional Irish bodhran drum accompaniment.

“Skye Boat Song” tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s escape to the Isle of Skye in a small boat after his defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

”The Rowan Tree”, written by Lady Nairne, was published in 1822 and is a lovely ode to the tree that grows abundantly in Scotland, and was often planted near the doors of a residence as it was considered to bring good luck and protection to the inhabitants.

To enhance the Celtic-inspired portion of their performance, the Singers are pleased to welcome members of the Comox Valley Pipe Band Society as their special guests.

The balance of the program has a great variety of genres for every taste. Western Canadiana, stirring gospel numbers, a little jazz, some folk songs, and even Rodgers and Hammerstein will be presented for your enjoyment.

So bring your family, call a friend, and enjoy an entertaining afternoon with the Campbell River Singers.

Tickets are available at The Music Plant (recommended), from choir members, or at the door. Tickets are (cash or cheques only): Adults – $20; Students – $10; Children under 6 years are free.