Guelph and area celtic music fans are thrilled to welcome back former longtime Fergus resident Nonie Thompson, now living in Penetanguishene, with a full band "The Reel Celts". They'll be delivering their fantastic Robbie Burns Day concert most fittingly in the Canadian hometown of The Fergus Scottish Festival & Highland Games!
On Thursday, January 25th at 8pm the whole crew returns - once again at the Fergus Grand Theatre with the definitive Robbie Burns show in the region: "The Reel Rabbie Burns". Come celebrate Burns’ birthday on it's actual day and experience his songs in the spirit in which he wrote them.
Through song, stories, narration & dance and performed against a backdrop of over 300 stunning photographs of Scotland, The Real Rabbie Burns featuring The Celts is a concert exploring the life and times of Scotland’s most famous son, poet, song-writer, and raconteur Robert Burns. Now in its third season of touring Ontario concert halls, the show has been a huge hit and the story itself amazing. Burns was much more than the character celebrated annually on Burn’s Day; colourful, complex, humorous and of course, romantic.
From lovesongs to rebel songs, blazing instrumentals to singalongs, The Real Rabbie Burns is sure to entertain. Much of the story is told in Burn’s own words, from letters he wrote, and it highlights many little-known or perhaps suppressed elements of the man known as Scotland’s Bard.
The Celts are a topnotch ensemble featuring Anne Lederman on fiddle and vocals, Nonie Thompson on guitar, harmonica and vocals, Eugene Rea - banjo, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, whistles, vocals; Tom Leighton on accordion, keyboards, bodhran; and, Paul Gribbon on Uillean Pipes and whistles. In 2015, the band were invited to play at the Canadian National Highland Dance Championships in London, and were heard by an estimated 10,000 people. Visit The Reel Celts at: www.facebook.com/TheReelCelts
Order online from Fergus Grand Theatre's website:
or purchase at the door at
244 St Andrew St West, Fergus N1M 1N7
For more info, phone the Box Office at
(519) 846-9691 x201.
Appropriate for all ages.