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Local favourite returns to Monday Music

Kate MacLean will be performing for Monday Music in Alma on Nov. 27.
Kate MacLean will be performing for Monday Music in Alma on Nov. 27. - Submitted

Kate MacLean is scheduled to appear in the penultimate concert in the Monday Music in Alma series for 2017.

Since heading for Toronto following graduation from Northumberland Regional High School, MacLean has stayed busy making and teaching music. She continues to teach drums, guitar, and keys, including accordion, at the Michael Johnson School of Music as well as having her own “in home” students.

MacLean has toured across Canada (and even some of Europe) with a variety of different bands including Runaway Angel, Inlet Sound and Erika Werry. A perpetual sideman, she can often be found supporting other artists at various venues around the city, and, on rare occasions, even playing her own material. Her first album ‘North/East/South/West’ was released, both in Toronto and Alma, in 2015.

Her Pictou County concert will be held on Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Green Hill – Alma United Church. For MacLean singing in church feels like home. Her first “public appearance” was singing during an Advent service at Sharon St. John United Church and during her high school years she was a choir member at the little church in Alma that holds the Monday Music concerts. MacLean continues to sing as a section lead in a church in Toronto.

This is MacLean's third concert in the Monday Music series, one for every year of the series. She also appeared earlier this year singing a couple of songs with Nick Doneff, a musical friend from P.E.I.

At her stage show, the audience will see her with guitar and keys and hear her own songs, old and new, and probably a few favourite covers as well. Her banter between songs is usually fast and light.

As always, the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $10 or what you can afford.

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