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The Ennis Sisters to perform in Barrhead April 27

Barrhead Arts Council aiming to book four acts for 2022-2023 season
The Celtic-flavoured musical trio known as The Ennis Sisters, which have been performing for over two decades, will be taking the stage at the Barrhead Composite High School drama theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. Tickets are $25 at the door or in advance at Comfort Corner.

BARRHEAD - The Barrhead Arts Council will present its final “catch-up” concert of the Winter 2022 season this Wednesday, April 27, which will feature the Newfoundland musical trio known as The Ennis Sisters. 

Hailing from St. John’s, Newfoundland, The Ennis Sisters have been performing before audiences in Canada and across the world for over two decades, and in fact are planning a 25th anniversary tour in June. 

As noted on their website, their music has strong Celtic and Newfoundland influences and the trio are known for both their captivating harmonies and often humourous storytelling. 

Their list of accolades includes multiple East Coast Music Association awards for Album of the Year and Group of the Year, as well as a Juno Award for Best New Country Artist/Group in 2001. That was the same year their single “It’s Not About You” also reached the Top 5 on Canadian Country Radio. 

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Barrhead Composite High School drama theatre. Tickets are $25 and are available in advance at Comfort Corner or at the door. 

Barrhead Arts Council president Jennifer Lechelt said they have also booked two acts for the 2022-2023 season and are working on lining up two others. 

“When we get two more booked to complete the season, we will be selling the next concert series,” she said. 

First up, they have the Derina Harvey Band booked to play in Barrhead on Nov. 1, 2022. Lechelt said this is a popular, high-energy band out of Edmonton that plays East Coast music. 

Next, Martin Kerr will perform in Barrhead on Jan. 12, 2023. Kerr is an award-winning songwriter from Edmonton who performs songs in multiple genres, ranging from folk to hip hop to soul. 

Lechelt noted that his 2017 album “Better than Brand New” went to No. 2 on iTunes and he was once named Male Artist of the Year at the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards, which coincidentally was the same week he opened for Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan. 

Lechelt noted that ticket prices will be going up to $30 for the coming season, though a season ticket will cost $100. 

"(This is a) great way to see talented live music without having to leave town,” said Lechelt. “Our acts are people who play all the big venues in Alberta and travel the world.”

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