East Dover Community Hall Upcoming concert

We are pleased to present
Claudine Langille and Bill Plaskett
Songs and tunes from Ireland and England and old Amerikay

East Dover Community Hall
Thursday 16 August – 7:30 PM
Call 902-852-4467 ,
or reply to this email info@vgrs.org
to reserve your tickets – $15

Claudine Langille is best known as a member of Touchstone,Triona NiDhomhnaill (Bothy Band)’s award winning Celtic/Appalachian fusion band that toured in the 1980s. More recently, she was mandolin player in The Fiddletree Ensemble, a group of musicians from Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the US, led by Cape Bretoner Otis Tomas, who wrote the title track of Touchstone’s first album, The New Land. The Fiddletree played at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow Scotland as part of the 2015 Celtic Connections Festival, and also played at Celtic Colours Festival in Cape Breton Nova Scotia. Claudine has been a featured performer on Fiona Ritchie’s radio show Thistle and Shamrock (you can hear the show on Claudine’s website claudinelangille.com) and has been played on Brian O’Donovan’s Celtic Sojourns show. She currently plays with Vermont’s rockin’ Celtic band Gypsy Reel and teaches at Connecticut Academy of Irish Music and privately.

Bill Plasket started out in his teens playing banjo in a skiffle group and later graduated to playing bass guitar in a schooldays rock band. After moving to Canada and settling in Lunenburg in 1975, he helped start the Folk Harbour Festival in 1985 and played in “Starba’rd Side”, the festival’s house band. In the early 90s, he began working with fiddler Ronnie MacEachern, first in the quartet Great Blue Heron playing traditional tunes from the British Isles and Cape Breton and then, in the early 2000s, with the eight-piece band Off With Their Heads playing folk music and songs from “all over the place”. Since 2008, Bill has focused on recording and touring with his son Joel Plaskett, first in support of Joel’s triple album Three (2009) and most recently their joint project Solidarity (2017).