BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY: The Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts is pleased to present a Gaelic dance concert featuring Ben Miller, Anita MacDonald, and Zakk Cormier on Saturday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for Arts Center members, $25 for non-members, and $15 for students and youth 17 and under, and are available through the Arts Center’s website, adirondackarts.org, or by calling (518)352-7715 during regular business hours.
Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald have become renowned across Atlantic Canada and further afield for their synergistic pipe and fiddle driven style of Gaelic dance-music. Joining together the musical traditions of Cape Breton and the Scottish Highlands, while incorporating influences from Ireland, Shetland and beyond – Ben and Anita have created a signature sound which Scotland’s “Piping Today Magazine” has described as “Fiery… Fresh, yet totally traditional.”
As well as performing as a duo, Ben and Anita tour as a trio with Acadian multi-instrumentalist, Zakk Cormier. Zakk is a dynamic musician with deep roots in the musical community of Prince Edward Island. He brings his talents as a sympathetic guitar accompanist, as well as the driving rhythm of Acadian foot-percussion.
With their latest album “South Haven”, this trio has created a powerful sound, which transcends the boundaries between Cape Breton, Scottish, and Acadian traditions. Since its release in May 2018, the album has generated rave reviews, and continues to collect award nominations. For more information on this engaging trio visit www.benandanita.com.
Beer, wine, and other refreshments will be available. The Arts Center is located at 3446 State Route 28, Blue Mountain Lake. This event is sponsored by the Tom Fagan Music Fund.
Visit www.adirondackarts.org for the most up-to-date information about concerts, workshops, gallery exhibits, special events, and grant programs. The Arts Center is generously supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, its business and individual sponsors, and its members.