1st Tuesday Fundraisers sponsored by the Mex Pub and hosted by Coast to Coast will feature Celtic Thyme on Nov. 5 raising funds for You Are Not Alone (YANA).
Food items are also accepted for the Comox Valley Food Bank.
You Are Not Alone (YANA) is a local non-profit society that provides accommodation and funding to Comox Valley families who need to travel outside the community for medical treatment for a child under 19 or for a pregnant mother.
Celtic Thyme is a lively toe-tapping group founded on the premise of providing traditional Celtic music of value for the entertainment of friends old and new.
Bill MacPherson (a.k.a. Billy Mac, lead guitar, mandolin, bodhran and vocals), born and raised on PEI, has been playing for over 50 years since receiving a guitar for Christmas from his mom when he was a young lad. Self-taught, he got his start at kitchen parties where plenty of Celtic and country tunes were being played.
Bill’s experience over the years with other groups and his knowledge of music are definite assets.
Perry Johnson (rhythm guitar and vocals) hails from Newfoundland where he was introduced at a young age to jigs and reels in his mom’s kitchen. Both a songwriter and performer, Perry will be adding his vocal ability and original compositions to the band.
Heather Sprout (vocals) comes from a small coastal community in B.C. Music has been a part of her life for as long as she can recall, learning to sing by listening to her parents and their friends perform Irish and Scottish tunes as well as the music that was popular during the war years. Later on, kitchen gatherings with neighbours and friends kept her love for music and singing alive.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.; admission by donation.