Known for her expressive fiddling style and delicate vocals, two-time Irish Music Awards winner Qristina Bachand is a consummate performer who is clearly at ease on stage. (Courtesy of Beacon Ridge Productions)

Oak Bay to enjoy an evening of traditional Celtic music this Friday

Crikey Mor and two-time Irish Music Awards winner Qristina Bachand to perform

If you love Celtic music and all things Irish you don’t have to wait until St. Patrick’s Day.

The Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s Upstairs Lounge will host an evening of traditional Celtic music this Friday, featuring Crikey Mor, a traditional Irish music band, and two-time Irish Music Awards winner Qristina Bachand, accompanied by guitarist Charlie Gannon.

READ ALSO: Oak Bay High students selected to perform in prestigious concerts in Vancouver

Known for her expressive fiddling style and delicate vocals, Bachand is a consummate performer who is clearly at ease on stage. Her contagious energy and love of folk and Celtic music is always at the forefront as she captivates her audiences with energetic and spirited performances which showcase her fiddling and vocal talents.

Crikey Mor delivers a tightly arranged whirlwind of reels, jigs, polkas, and songs that will keep your spirit moving and your feet tapping. The group consists of Nancy Grossert on fiddle, Tasia MacKay on flute, Jeremy Walsh on guitar, Andrew Morris on bodhran and percussion, and all on vocals. Over the past eight years Crikey Mor have steadily gained fans and become an Irish music staple performing at many local Celtic festivals and concert halls.

The Upstairs Lounge is an all ages licensed restaurant and bar. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner service, and music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets cost $20 and are available at Ivy’s Bookshop or Oak Bay Recreation Centre. Tickets will cost $25 at the door.



c.vanreeuwyk@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Oak Bay double murder trial enters second week

Defence continues to question police handling of crime scene

Woman sentenced to time served, 3 years probation for Oak Bay arson

This comes after defendent spent 150 days in jail

Province announces more improvements for Highway 14

$85-million project made possible through federal funding support

Highway 1 just south of Malahat Drive to see lane expansion

Langford stretch between Leigh Road and Westshore Parkway will see additional lane and median

UPDATED: Police investigating possible link between shooting and crash in Langford

One person in custody, another driver fled following crash on Kelly Road

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

Wanted by Crime Stoppers

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Pug life: B.C. town boasts waggish list of dog names

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered in White Rock

VIDEO: Duncan-Nanaimo’s Funkanometry bow out of ‘World of Dance’ with ‘After Hours’ routine

Judges praised them as entertainers, and urged them to work a bit more on their dancing

VIDEO: Fish farming company launches $30-million vessel to treat salmon for sea lice in B.C. waters

Freshwater treatment an improvement but fish farms should be removed from sea, says conservationist

Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics

He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book Love & Courage

Most Read