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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rose and Kettle Concerts: featuring Allie Bennett

January 8 – Allie Bennett

Allie Bennett, January 8 2014
We start 2015 in grand style with an amazing versatile performer who “has been everywhere man”. Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia native Allie Bennett has spent four decades in the Canadian Music Industry. He has toured Canada, the U.S., Britain, Sweden, Australia, and Germany and has over 125 album projects to his credit as a studio musician. He has worked with John Allan Cameron, Rita MacNeil, Valdy, Murray McLauchlan, The Rankin Family, The Barra MacNeils, Mary Jane Lamond, Natalie MacMaster, Bruce Guthro, Dave Gunning, Howie MacDonald, Ashley MacIsaac, the late Raylene Rankin, the late Stan Rogers, and many more.
Allie was Musical Director for the 1995 East Coast Music Awards. He was also band leader for the 1997 and 1998 editions of the Cape Breton Summertime Review and the 2000 and 2001 productions of Howie's Celtic Brew. In 2003 he was Musical Director of The Rise And Follies Of Cape Breton - The Second Coming. In 2005, Allie was the recipient of the ECMA Musician's Achievement Award. In 2011, he received another ECMA for his co-production of Dave Gunning's "A Tribute to John Allan Cameron" CD, which won for Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year.
He now lives right in the neighborhood here in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia where he operates a private music school teaching fiddle and guitar, as well as working as a studio and touring musician. In 2013 he released his second CD called "Full Circle", which is mostly instrumental, but also features three vocal tracks.

Thursday, January 8 at 7 p.m
Cole Harbour Farm Museum

Our following Rose and Kettle Concert Session on Thursday, January 15 at 7 p.m. features the one and only Laura Smith. Regarded as one of Canada's most distinctive voices, Laura Smith has received accolades around the world for her unmistakable voice and songwriting.

The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are a scent-free venue. Thank you for sharing the air.

Admission to all Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions is by free-will donation. The Rose and Kettle Concert Sessions are organized by volunteers. Proceeds from the sale of home baked goods and beverages from the Rose and Kettle kitchen help support the operation of the Farm Museum.

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Runewords with Elinor Benjamin