LEWISTON — Celtic fiddler, pianist and acclaimed step dancer Troy MacGillivray will perform Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Franco-American Heritage Center. He will also take the stage at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center in Carthage on Wednesday, Oct. 21; and at Unity Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Oct. 22.

Raised in Lanark, Nova Scotia, MacGillivray was impressing audiences with his step dancing skills at age 6. At 13, he was teaching piano at the renowned Gaelic College of Celtic Arts and Crafts in St. Anne’s, Cape Breton.

He has completed grade seven of the Toronto Conservatory of Music for classical piano, has spent four years in a stringed orchestra and has earned a bachelor of arts degree with a major in music from St. Francis Xavier University.

In 2005, Troy made his first appearance at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, Scotland. He also showcased at a number of prestigious events, including the East Coast Music Awards, Celtic Colours International Festival in Cape Breton, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Barbados Celtic Festival and the Edinburgh Fiddle Festival.

Curtain is at 7 p.m. at the Franco center and at Skye and at 7:30 p.m. at Unity.

General admission tickets for the Franco center are $10, $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling 689-2000, online at francoamericanheritage.org or at the door. For same-priced tickets at Skye Theatre, call 562-4445. At Unity Centre for the Performing Arts, tickets are $11 online, $10 at the door.

There will be a preshow jam at 6:15 p.m. at the Franco center and at Skye. Audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and jam for a few minutes with the artists. Tickets for jammers 18 and under are $5.


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