Terry Boyle and Ceilidh Briscoe perform at St. Andrew’s United Church on Saturday, March 16. (Photo courtesy Ciarán Boyle)

Nanaimo Celtic singer Terry Boyle performing at St. Andrew’s United Church

Boyle playing with Victoria-based fiddler Ceilidh Briscoe at St. Patrick’s Day sing-along

This weekend Terry Boyle will be spreading St. Patrick’s Day cheer across the mid Island.

The Nanaimo Celtic singer and guitarist is performing in Ladysmith on Friday and Shawnigan Lake on Sunday, but on Saturday night, St. Patrick’s Day eve, he’ll be bringing familiar Celtic traditionals to St. Andrew’s United Church in Nanaimo. The show will serve as a fundraiser to help finance a new roof for the church.

Last year Boyle shared the stage with Irish uilleann piper and part-time Nanaimo resident Martin Nolan. This time around, with Nolan back on the Emerald Isle, Boyle will be accompanied by Victoria fiddler and Riverdance alumna Ceilidh Briscoe. The duo have been playing together since 2017.

Boyle said rather than playing originals over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, he and Briscoe will be performing “a lot of the old, sing-along stuff” like Whiskey in the Jar, The Wild Rover and Black Velvet Band, the kind of repertoire he dipped into when he used to play the Boston pub scene.

“People go to shows and they’re kind of spectators rather than participants, so I decided to make it more a participatory type of show, so I’m looking forward to that,” Boyle said. “We’ll throw in a few lines of humour here and there and just have as many people joining in as possible.”

WHAT’S ON … St. Paddy’s Day Sing Along with Terry Boyle and Ceilidh Briscoe at St. Andrew’s United Church on Saturday, March 16. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30. Tickets are $20, $16 for youth 16 and under, available at Tom Lee Music, Fascinating Rhythm, Yours and Mine Boutique and the church office.


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