March 3, 2012
music lovers welcome March 17
Released by Ed Stenson, HFS
Harrison Festival Society is proud to present music for St.
Patrick’s Day with Tim Readman and Out Of The Green at 8 pm on Saturday,
March 17 at the Harrison Memorial Hall. The band will feature Celtic
fiddler Shona La Mottee.
Vancouver BC’s Tim Readman is a musician, folksinger, songwriter,
producer and music journalist, originally from Newcastle upon Tyne,
England. He is the former leader of Canadian Celtic/folk favourites
Fear of Drinking and has played for years with The Arrogant Worms.
He also plays guitar, sings and writes with ace Celtic fiddler Shona
Le Mottee. He has produced a number of CDs for other folk acts.
The folks at the Vancouver Folk Festival have said “there are a lot
of people who play folk music. Tim Readman is folk music… He knows
which side he is on and why. He also understands how an artist and
their music can bring a room together and make everyone feel
welcome.” Readman writes for Canada’s folk roots magazine Penguin
He was the Artistic Director
for the 2008 and 2009 CelticFest Vancouver and is still with them as
performer, musical host and MC. He has an extensive repertoire of
original songs and can also perform everything from traditional
murder ballads to more contemporary material by artists as diverse
as The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Steely Dan and Madonna. He can
entertain in any setting, from concert hall to campfire and makes
people laugh at every show.
In Readman’s band will be long-time collaborator, fiddler Shona La
Mottee. Born on the Island of Jersey in the English Channel, La
Mottee moved to Vancouver, Canada at age nine. Raised by a mother
from the East coast of Scotland, Shona has deep roots in the musical
traditions of Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton Island.
In 1995, Shona was chosen to join the Canadian Celtic-pop group, The
Paperboys with whom she toured extensively throughout North America
for over 2 years. In 1997, Shona recorded the album “Molinos” with
The Paperboys, which won the Canadian Juno Award in 1998 for The
Best Roots and Traditional Album - Group category.
In 1998/99, Shona performed
with “Micheal Flatley’s Lord of the Dance” in Las Vegas and Orlando.
She has also performed and recorded with: 5x World Champions - SFU
Scottish Pipe Band, English songsmith - Tim Readman, West African
folk musician - Alpha YaYa Dialo, Irish party bands - The Town Pants
and The Pat Chessel Band, and Celtic Folk band - Mad Pudding. Shona
has taught fiddle music for over 17 years and is the former director
and founder of the Vancouver Scottish Fiddle Club which ran
successfully for 6 years.
Tickets are $22.00 and can be purchased by phone at 604-796-3664 or
www.harrisonfestival.com or in person at the Ranger Station Art
Gallery in Harrison, or Agassiz Shoppers Drug Mart.
The 34th Harrison Festival of the Arts is July 7 - 15, 2012
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