Duo back by popular demand

House concert will be sandwiched between the Orkney Folk Festival in Scotland and a tour of PEI

Gardeners Green Folk Music Club in Merville announced upcoming house concerts with Quinn and Qristina Bachand.

Because of the popularity of these young performers, there will be two concerts, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13.

Many of you will have seen Quinn accompanying Ashley McIsaac at the Native Son’s Hall during the Winter Bites Festival – yes Quinn is that incredible young guitarist who Ashley says is the best accompaniest he’s ever played with.  And indeed Quinn, who is only 18 years old, has been accompanying McIsaac on various tours for the past five years or so.

Quinn has spent much of his life playing with his older sister Qristina, who is a classically-trained violinist and fantastic fiddler. The pair played two sold out concerts at Gardeners Green two years ago.

The siblings are at an important juncture in their lives. Qristina relocated to Amsterdam in 2013, finishing a masters degree in public health.  Quinn will be leaving for Boston in the fall to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he has been awarded a full scholarship.  While they continue to be busy with many projects, including recording their third CD together, they are as committed as ever to their musical partnership, with tours and performances scheduled in Canada, the U.S. and Europe well into 2015.  Indeed, the house concert will be sandwiched between the Orkney Folk Festival in Scotland and a tour of PEI.

For more info about the Bachands and music samples, visit their website at www.qbachand.com .  Tickets to our house concerts on either the 12th or the 13th are $20 each ($10 kids) and must be reserved in advance. All the takings go directly to the performers. Tickets include hot drinks and a dessert buffet.  For further info and to reserve tickets call 250-337-5337.

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