NORWICH – The Earlville Opera House presents the Cape Breton band, Beolach, who will arrive at the Martin Kappel Theater in Norwich on March 16th for an 8 p.m. performance. Formed at the Celtic Colours International in 1998, Beolach has since performed a mix of Cape Breton, Scottish, and Irish pieces.
The band, Mairi Rankin (fiddle, step-dance), Andrea Beaton (fiddle, piano, step-dance), Patrick Gillis (guitar), and Ryan MacNeil (pipes, whistles) have thrilled audiences with energetic performances, witty presentation, and their versatility as step-dancers. All four members of Beolach are seasoned performers and collectively, in addition to playing countless performances, have five solo albums among them and numerous guest appearances. Beolach has recorded two albums, Beolach (2001) and Variations (2004), both of which were nominated for East Coast Music Awards. In 2005, the band was nominated for the Canadian Folk Music Award for Best Instrumental Artist.