CARTHAGE – Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center will host Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, singer/songwriter Buddy MacDonald with fiddler Rachel Davis at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8. A preshow jam will begin at 6:30.

The two performed Wednesday at Lakeside Theater in Rangeley at the first of six concerts to shared by Skye and Lakeside this year. The concert series is a pilot program to introduce live performance Celtic music to the Rangeley region. Skye Theatre will bring one show each month through October to Lakeside.

A top Canadian entertainer and performer, MacDonald’s career as a singer, songwriter and entertainer began 30 years ago. Over the years, he has traveled and entertained audiences throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Scotland and the Scandinavian countries, performing as a solo act and in different combinations with other musicians from Cape Breton. He has performed on stage with many of Canada’s traditional artists, including Natalie MacMaster, Howie Mac Donald, Ashley MacIssac, Dave MacIssac and John Allan Cameron.

An 18-year-old fiddler from Cape Breton, Davis began taking lessons from her grandfather, Clarence Long, at age 12. For the past three years, she has joined MacDonald onstage at festivals and Cape Breton events.

Skye Theatre is at 2 Highland Drive off Winter Hill Road and U.S. Route 2. Lakeside Theater is on Main Street in Rangeley. Tickets are $10 at the door, with reservations suggested. Call New England Celtic Arts at 562-4445. For more information, log on to www.necelticarts.com.


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