The Sky Family Celtic Revival performs their special brand of music in concert at St. John Lutheran Church in Williams Lake this Friday evening starting at 7 p.m.

Irish music and dance in lakecity Friday

There will be rollicking fiddle music, dancing and singing in St. John Lutheran church on Friday this week.

There will be rollicking fiddle music, dancing and singing in St. John Lutheran church on Friday this week, when the Sky Family Celtic Revival arrives in Williams Lake to perform a unique and entertaining concert.

‘The Gospel in Blazing Irish Dance and Fiddles’ is put on by the Sky Family from Prince Edward Island.

Tom, father in the group, explained that the concert has an Irish ‘Riverdance’ feel to it, is high-energy and fast-paced and is a blend of Celtic and maritime fiddle music.

The family group is made up of four men and one woman.

“Joel plays fiddle, saxophone and Irish whistle, Seth plays bass guitar, Gabriel is the lead dancer and plays guitar and Irish whistle and Miriam sings and plays piano,” Tom said. “Everyone sings and dances.”

He said the family has been immersed in music for years, and that they got into dance at the PEI College of Piping. Lifelong musicians, the family holds Celtic music very dear to their hearts.

The mix of Celtic and gospel that the Sky family brings to the stage is a natural fit, according to Tom. “We are all believers, and when we saw a Celtic fiddle band, we loved the medium and thought it would be a wonderful tool for the gospel,” he explained. “It has been proven: it’s a very engaging program.”

The group has performed from coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada — from Slave Lake, Alta. to San Antonio,  Texas in the same tour. “This music opens doors for many different people in many different places,” Tom continued.

“My wish is that when the audience in Williams Lake walks out the door after the concert, it will be with a sense that they have been in the presence of God. They will have the opportunity to explore the joy and the music that we may see in heaven.”

The concert will be at St. John Lutheran Church at 377 Hodgson Road at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. Call 250-392-4421 for tickets.

 

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