Recording artist, singer/songwriter, Hector MacIsaac and Junior Fraser will appear in concert at King's United Church, Loch Katrine, Antigonish County, on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Hector MacIsaac, who is known for his law practice in Pictou County, is always playing music. He is writing it too and his many humorous songs about his friends and acquaintances in the local area are part of a large body of work which was incorporated into a new recording in 2013 entitled The Tommy Carson Project.
MacIsaac has already established himself as both a songwriter and story-teller with his first CD and video, in the roots/traditional genre, A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day, (2007) about his uncle Jerome Downey from the Cordroy Valley. This was followed by his full-length musical production, The Legend of the Black Donnellys, (2010) which played to sold-out houses throughout Nova Scotia, including the Antigonish Highland Games. On a tour of Ontario schools, he attracted large audiences there as well.
The same passion for justice, which inspired him to take on the work which went into researching and writing The Legend of the Black Donnellys, also spurred him on to look closer to home at another great wrong, the expulsion of the Acadians, also known as Le Grande Derangement. This resulted in the moving musical, Blood Will Not Be Denied, which was performed at the St. FX Chapel Auditorium to large crowds for three evenings this past November.
Junior Fraser comes from a musical St Joseph’s family and has performed on recordings with many prominent artists, including both Kendra and Troy MacGillivray. He also has appeared on MacIsaac's recordings as both back-up and lead vocalist.
Tickets for Hector MacIsaac and Junior Fraser in concert priced at $10 are now on sale at MacDonald's Convenience, in St. Andrews, Brendan's Fairways in Antigonish, and at the door. For ticket information, phone 783-2182.