Fiona Cuthill and Stevie Lawrence, two veteran performers from Scotland who are in the midst of a North American tour promoting their new album, A Cruel Kindness, provided the imported Celtic, traditional folk music that is popular around the world.
Cuthill and Lawrence's new CD is nominated as Best Traditional Album for Scotland's national music awards.
David Leask, a native of Scotland who lives in Port Credit, provided the domestic portion of the show.
You can take the boy out of Scotland, but you can never take Scotland out of the boy.
“I think it influences my melodies,” he said before the show. “People have said that. It’s something I can’t get away from, whether it’s from your ma and dad sitting you on their knee as a child singing Coulter’s Candy.”
Leask's was accompanied by Sean O’Connor (flute, tin whistle, saxophone) and Steve Didunyk (piano and accordion).
The show began with a lively demonstration of traditional dance by performers from Richardson’s School of Highland Dance who placed third in the 2012 Canadian championships in Nova Scotia.
Another transplanted Scot, Johnny Max, was the emcee for the event that was dubbed Celtic Crossing: A Transatlantic Journey.
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