Eddy Quinn in Concert with John B. and Courtney from Fiddler’s Sons

Fri. May 29, 2015
8:00 pm

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Eddy Quinn in Concert with John B. and Courtney from Fiddler's Sons

When Eddy Quinn shares a song on stage, it’s like an old friend has dropped by for a chat.

The three-time male vocalist of the year sings of people and places rooted in his home province of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

His strong songwriting ability, warm voice and welcoming stage presence explain why his music resonates so strongly with Islanders and visitors alike.

Quinn has won eight P.E.I. Music Awards, including four of his own and four as lead singer with the roots-traditional band Fiddlers’ Sons.

“Eddy commands one of the most recognizable and pleasing voices in Atlantic Canadian music,” Cairns Media has written.

Quinn came by his musical talent honestly growing up on a farm in eastern P.E.I. His father is a fiddler and his sisters have musical interests as well.

He began playing with bands in his teens and has been a fixture on the Island’s musical landscape ever since. Most weekends, Quinn can be found performing with a country or traditional roots band — filling dances, benefit concerts and ceilidhs with appreciative crowds.

In the summer, Quinn and Fiddlers’ Sons host the “Close to the Ground” music series. The ceilidh-type series, now approaching its eighth season, features Fiddlers’ Sons performing with special guests each week. Shows regularly sell out and have attracted a strong following of locals and tourists, who visit the Island not only for peace and beaches but also for traditional music.

Quinn and his bandmates draw much of their musical inspiration from life on Prince Edward Island. Their music celebrates the Island’s rich Celtic history, its landscape, and its people.

“Rolling hills and red clay can’t help but come out in the sound somewhere,” Quinn has said.

Quinn’s solo recording, “Outside of Sneakers Lounge,” won P.E.I. country recording of the year and garnered an East Coast Music Award nomination.

Fiddlers’ Sons have five albums, including the most recent, “This Is My Island.” This double recording, nominated for the P.E.I. Music Awards, offers a mix of traditional and modern tracks. “Rural Routes” provides a selection of Maritime, Celtic and traditional songs with a strong sense of place and rural people, while “City Beats” provides a more modern look at Island life and touches on themes like relationships and depression.

The band recently opened for Canadian Juno winners Rawlins Cross at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts national women’s curling championship. Fiddlers’ Sons has also received national play on CBC radio as part of Lorne Elliott’s “Madly Off In All Directions,” opened for The Irish Descendants, and headlined the summer festival of the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts.

Over Quinn’s history with other bands, he has opened for country stars Emerson Drive and Aaron Lines at the P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival and for East Coast Blues legend Matt Minglewood. He is also won the Music PEI Award for 2013 Country Album of the Year for his solo CD, “Rememory”.

For all of his musical talents, Quinn enjoys nothing more than seeing a full dancefloor or knowing someone has connected with his lyrics.

Quinn says the biggest compliment is to know people recognize themselves or someone they know in his songs.

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