If you visit Cape Breton in the summer, come to a Ceilidh Concert hosted by Paul in Ingonish!
The fun starts at 8:15 every Saturday night (mid-July through August) at the St John’s Parish Hall
What’s a Ceilidh?
A Ceilidh is a gathering where there is music and often dancing too. On Saturday nights in Ingonish Paul runs a ceilidh series with musicians from around Cape Breton. Each evening features guest musicians and Paul and Sarah often play as well.
Fiddlers Sarah and Paul
Sarah and Paul are both fiddle players and regularly play in sessions and concerts around the island. Cape Breton has a style of celtic music, a mix of Scottish, Irish, Acadian and more that is unique to the island.
Paul has a huge website with great resources for musicians. You can, of course, buy cds and books, but there are links to free music notation, sound files, articles and more. Paul has published a series of books that are very useful to players in the Cape Breton style fiddle tradition. Piper, piano players, guitar players and players of any melody instrument who are interested in Celtic music will find this site of interest.
To browse Paul’s website and shop visit: www.cranfordpub.com
To purchase Paul’s most recent cd click the image below.
The Celtic Colours Festival released a recording a few years ago featuring a track from the group Rocky Shore. Paul and Sarah are both members of the group and one of the tunes on the track is Wildfire, composed by Sarah. To buy the cd you can click the image below.