Emma Beaton will play two shows with childhood friend Trent Freeman at her parents’ Qualicum Beach residence while home for the holidays.

Musician home for the holidays Dec. 21 and 22

Expect a collection of folk, bluegrass and Celtic music to break out during concert at the Beaton's home

Musicians Emma Beaton from Qualicum Beach and Trent Freeman from Comox are coming home for the holidays and they’re putting on a concert to celebrate.

“We thought it would be fun,” said Beaton, who now lives in Nashville, Tennessee after touring with the band Joy Kills Sorrow for six years. “I’m looking forward to playing with Trent.”

The duo, who grew up playing music together, will bust out a collection of folk, old-time, bluegrass and Celtic-based tunes for the event, said Beaton.

She said she’s bringing her cello, banjo and voice.

Freeman, who now lives in Toronto and tours with the award-winning Canadian band The Fretless, will bring his fiddle.

“We’re absolutely delighted,” said John Beaton, Emma’s father. “We love having her home.”

“It’s great,” agreed Emma. “I haven’t been home since last Christmas.”

And the Beaton’s are inviting you home too. Emma and Trent’s concert will be at Joyce and John Beaton’s house at 384 Mant Road, Qualicum Beach.

John said ticket holders are invited to bring their own drinks and instruments as the night will probably evolve into a long evening of music and friends after the concert.

“We’ll be sure to turn it into a party one way or another,” said Emma.

Originally there was only a show on Dec. 21, but Joyce Beaton said tickets for that concert sold so quickly that they decided to hold a second show on Dec. 22.

Both shows start at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be bought at Diva’s Vintage Kandy and Kakes in Qualicum Beach or from the Beatons at beatonqualicum@gmail.com or 250-752-1162.



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