An Evening with The Ellis Family Band and Fiddlers’ Sons
PEI favourites The Ellis Family Band return to our stage this summer, alongside award-winning Prince Edward Island folk music group Fiddlers’ Sons.
The Ellis Family from Summerside, PEI, grew up surrounded by music. As kids, the four brothers Brian, Rick, Steve and Dave were exposed to all kinds of music. Traditional “Island” fiddle music was introduced to the boys by the band founder and father, Russell Ellis, a well-known fiddle player. That style of music mixed with popular music from the 1970s helped mould a unique musical sound that can still be heard today in The Ellis Family Band’s live performances. They are joined by long-time family friend and colleague Greg MacDonald.
The band features storyteller, author and three-time Music PEI Male Vocalist of the year Eddy Quinn, singer-songwriter and guitarist John B. Webster, and dynamic Island fiddler Keelin Wedge. Together, the group plays a mix of Island music at its best with lots of toe-tapping tunes, local stories, heartfelt ballads, and a few laughs for good measure.
Wed, Aug 16
124 Heather Moyse Dr, Summerside