It was hard to find a seat at the Arts Council’s presentation of Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys on Saturday November 7.
The band’s leader and fiddler, Gordie MacKeeman got the show started with some ‘crazy legs shake’ step dancing, and entertained the packed auditorium at LDSS along with band mates Peter Cann (who plays both guitar and banjo along with vocals), Thomas Webb (plays both banjo, guitar and steel guitar), and Mark Gedded (plays the bass, percussion, mandolin and the piano).
The boys have traveled the world playing their east coast fiddling and rock-a-billy style performance as far away as the United Kingdom, Australia, and India.
The next Arts Council performance will be ‘The Dancers of Damelahamid’ on Saturday November 21, at LDSS. The performance is described as ‘dramatic dance with a captivating narrative, performed with carved masks and regalia.’ See the Arts Council web site for more information at lakesdistrictarts.com.