8th Annual Silverbirch Charity Concerts

The 8th Annual Silverbirch Charity Concerts are scheduled for March 23 and 24, at the Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S., Uxbridge, ON, 7:30 PM

We are raising funds to support ArtsCan Circle, a registered charity that sends musicians/artists to the far north to work with kids in the remote native villages. More info on their website: www.artscancircle.ca

Concert info: www.silverbirchcharityconcert.ca

Friday, March 23 – Lynn Miles in Concert. The Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit will open.

Saturday, March 24 – J.P. Cormier in Concert. The Dnes Sisters will open.

INTERNATIONAL STARS TO HEADLINE UXBRIDGE CHARITY CONCERTS

Two of Canada’s top award-winning musical talents will light up the stage at the Uxbridge Music Hall as they headline the EIGHTH ANNUAL Silverbirch Charity concerts.

Ottawa-based Lynn Miles will star in the Friday, March 23, concert, fresh from her triumph at this winter’s Canadian Folk Music Awards. Miles was honored as Songwriter of the Year for her current album, “Fall For Beauty,” which also earned a nomination for Contemporary Album of the Year. Miles is also a Juno award winner, has released seven albums and toured internationally.

She’ll be accompanied on guitar and mandolin by Keith Glass, a founding member of the acoustic country supergroup, Prairie Oyster. The Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit will open the show with great original songs, hot picking, and fine harmony.

But that’s only the beginning of a stellar weekend at the Music Hall. If you love great guitar-picking as well as hot fiddling, mandolin-playing and banjo-picking there’s an extra special treat in store at the Saturday, March 24 show.

Nova Scotia’s J.P. Cormier will be making his final appearance after announcing his retirement from touring and live performance. Cormier, a multi-award winner as an instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, will be backed by his longtime partners, The Elliott Brothers, in a show that ranges from lilting maritime folk, to blistering bluegrass. This could be the last chance for area acoustic music-lovers to catch a live performance by the man Chet Atkins called “one of the most important guitar players of his generation.” The Dnes Sisters will kick off the evening with toe-tapping fiddle music.

Tickets will be $25.00 per person per show. Tickets online at www.silverbirchcharityconcert.ca or Email TJMcCreight@aol.com: or phone Tom at 416-540-9831. Tickets are also available at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge.

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