Sometimes great music needs a great venue.
Musique Royale is a summertime celebration of Nova Scotia’s musical heritage. A cross-province festival celebrating its 26th season, Musique Royale brings performances of early and traditional music to communities throughout the province. At the same time, the festival celebrates the architectural beauty and history of the province by seeking out venues of historical and cultural significance.
Cape Breton is gifted with many such venues and this summer Musique Royale will be visiting several of them. In August, Musique Royal will be making two stops on the island.
The Boxwood Festival and Workshop, based in Lunenburg, has for the last twelve years earned recognition for its promotion and propagation of tradition music. This summer, in partnership with Musique Royal, Boxwood is sending the best performers of its 2011 season on the road.
On Monday, August 1, 7:30 pm, the Boxwood troupe visits the Highland Village, Iona.
Performing that evening will be Emer Mayock (Uilleann Pipes, Irish flute, voice), Chris Norman (flutes, pipes, voice), Bob Webb (Sea Shanties, banjo, concertina), Eamon O’Leary (guitar, banjo, voice), and Shelley Phillips (harp, oboe, voice).
Tickets for this event are $20 each, ($5 for students at the door). General seating. Prepaid reservations required. For more information,For additional information, phone 902-725-227 or 1-866-442-3542, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, August 7, 7:30 pm, Calvin Presbyterian Church, Loch Lomond, welcomes “The Gyspy and the Devil”. Tickets are $20 general admission and $10 for students. Tickets available at the door or by calling 849-2245.
This programme moves from a seventeenth century sonata to Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre, with three noted Canadian artists: Mark Fewer, violin; Sanford Sylvan, baritone; Hank Knox, harpsichord.