The Highland Arts Theatre is very proud to announce the launch of a new concert series: Cape Breton According to...
Each concert will pair an established Cape Breton musician with a new generation musician or band with a similar style, teaming up to play a mix of the classic songs we all know and love as well as new original songs written specifically for this concert.
The first concert in the series will feature two such Cape Breton artists: Kenzie MacNeil and Colin Grant.
Kenzie and Colin have been longtime friends and collaborators and have a musical sensibility unrivaled in their perspective fields. They have both strongly embraced this project and are excited to lead the way, hopefully fostering a birthing ground for a whole new generation of classic Cape Breton music.
Kenzie is of course best known as the composer of the unofficial anthem of Cape Breton - "The Island" - and is one of the most prolific and well-established members of the local entertainment industry with over 50 years experience in music, theatre, film & television, radio, and producing. He was one of the original founders of The Rise and Follies of Cape Breton Island and wrote countless songs through the decades. Said Artistic Director Wesley J. Colford, "We are so honoured to have Kenzie on this project as our flagship Cape Breton musical series and we cant wait to see what he comes up with next!"
Colin Grant has had a varied and equally prolific career as a solo artist, as well as playing with several local folk-rock bands including the previously being a member of the traditional music band Còig and more recently as a member of the Jordan Musycsyn band. He frequently tours the world.
This first concert will take place on May 22 at 8:00 PM at the Highland Arts Theatre (40 Bentinck St.).
Tickets are $30 in Advance or $37 at the Door.
Tickets available at the HAT Box Office or by visiting: