The Highland Village will host a special fundraising concert for the Stòras na h Òigridh/Treasures of Youth fund on Sunday, May 27 from 2 to 4 pm at the St. Andrew’s United Church on Bentinck Street in Sydney.
The concert, which marks Gaelic Awareness Month, will feature performances from Lucy, Boyd, Stewart, and Kyle MacNeil, Paul K. MacNeil and Tracey Dares MacNeil and family, Dawn and Margie Beaton, Kenneth MacKenzie, McKayla MacNeil, and Kyle MacNeil’s fiddle class. Donnie Campbell is emcee for the event. Admission is by donation.
The Stòras na h-Òigridh/Treasures of Youth fund, announced by the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society in 2011, will be an endowment fund to ensure that cultural skills based on Gaelic traditions continue to flourish with our youth in Nova Scotia. Income earned from the fund will assist up-and-coming Nova Scotia youth who are keen to advance their skills in the Gaelic tradition.
To get the fund started, the Highland Village launched the Complete the Tune campaign. Through this campaign, donors may purchase a musical note from “Michael Anthony MacLean’s Birthday”, a march composed by Lucy MacNeil. Michael Anthony MacLean was a well known fiddler from Washabuck who had a keen interest is assisting youth to further their cultural skills.
Further information on the concert or the campaign can be found by calling the Highland Village at 1-866-442-3542.