Sunday, July 29, 2007

It's a family affair

After Shout Out Out Out Out's rambunctious set I had a bit of time to kill so I toodled over to see sibling Celtic sensations Leahy. "The pride of Lakefield, Ont.," are an eight-member family group that have had a roaring success in Canada in general but not with me in particular. They took a decent photo though.

These brothers like to fiddle about. I believe it's Donnell, Angus and Doug from left to right. (Sister Siobheann handles the bass.)

Donnell bows out.

Guitarist Maria and Doug share a laugh.

You can sort of make out drumming brother Frank behind his sound screen, can't you?

Fiddle faceoff action!

More fiddling! (There was actually quite a bit of it.)

The family also demonstrated a piece where they played without bows which they wrote to see what it would sound like.

Unfortunately I missed step-dancing sister Agnes and pianist Erin, but 75% isn't a bad grade now is it? They'll be back in town to perform at the NAC on Nov. 29-30, and with Natalie MacMaster Dec. 1.

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