Roots album garners nomination

Members of the three-person band, Tiller’s Folly, said they were honoured to have their latest album, Stirring Up Ghosts – Volumes 1 & 2 nominated by the Western Canadian Music Awards.

While the announcement of the band’s nomination in the Roots Duo/Group Recording of the Year category was made in early May, it will be September before the group finds out if they win.

The awards gala takes place Sunday, Sept. 20 at 9 p.m., at McPherson Playhouse in Victoria.

Tiller’s Folly songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player Bruce Coughlan has lived in Langley for many years, but now calls Maple Ridge home. His bandmates, Laurence Knight (bass, vocals) and Nolan Murray (fiddle, mandolin, mandocaster) are also Lower Mainland residents.

They have been playing together for about two decades and this latest album is their ninth. Stirring Up Ghosts – Volumes 1 & 2 is described by the band as a project of epic proportion.

This Celtic influenced Canadiana, newgrass blend of music tells the stories that have led to today’s Canada.

 

Pub night for possibilities

Saturday night is an opportunity to help those in the community with disabilities.

The Langley Pos-Abilities Society is hosting a pub night at the Artful Dodger Pub.

Tickets must be purchased in advance online at langley.pos-abilities.org or by calling 604-961-0117.

The $25 price includes a burger, fries, and a drink of choice. Plus there will be door prizes, raffles, and auction items.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. Proceeds support the programs of the Langley Pos-Abilities Society which serves Langley residents with disabilities, who do not currently receive government or private assistance.

 

Thanks for the music

The Langley Community Chorus will take to the stage in their spring 2015 concert, Thank you for the Music, on Sunday, May 24 at 3 p.m. at Langley Mennonite Fellowship, 20997 40th Ave.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and free for those under 12 and will be available at the door up to 2:30 p.m. or visit langleychorus.org for more information.

The concert will feature North American songs as well as a number of pieces from around the world sung in native languages.

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