Entertainment

Ira plays Errington

Catch some fine folk music this Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Errington Farmers’ market, as Nanaimo’s Ira Pelletier takes the stage.

Pelletier has become a mainstay of the island bluegrass and folk festival scene. He is known for his mandolin skills but is equally adept at the guitar.

Pelletier was the founder, mandolinist, and chief songwriter of the bluegrass/newgrass band Skagway and has played numerous times at the Lighthouse, Coombs, Sooke and Chemainus bluegrass festivals, and at the Islands Folk Festival.

Pelltier has co-produced and recorded two CDs with Skagway, and one with guitarist Ed Lee, as well as playing mandolin on many recording sessions for other artists.

He makes his home on an old dairy farm in Nanaimo with his wife and son.  Pelltier will play from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Aug. 16 the Rivals will perform at the market during the same time slot, followed by Westerly on Aug. 23, who are sisters from Errington.

 

—NEWS Staff/Submitted

by Gina Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Art auction, music and more
 
Barnum and friends perform for Munchkinland
 
Forty years of dance
Welcoming and warm in downtown Qualicum
 
CBC fired me for sexual behaviour: Ghomeshi
 
Special delivery
100-year fountain
 
Island fare at Coombs fair
 
Silent singers

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.