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Weyburn Concert Series launches early bird promotion

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Once again Weyburn Concert Series is offering its Early Bird Season Ticket Promotion for 2014-2015 to save $26 on memberships purchased before May 31.

The 2014-2015 season is promising to be one you won't want to miss.

The first concert is Memory Lane: A Tribute to the 40s, 50s, and 60s. You are invited to dance and sing along to classics from artists including Buddy Holly, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Roy Orbison, Doris Day, The Platters and many others. Irish born Stephen Maguire, who is well known for his storytelling and friendly banter with the audience, will be accompanied by an eight piece band. Memory Lane will be appearing at the Cugnet Centre on Sunday, October 5.

Well known Jimmy Rankin, a dynamic performer with an impressive catalogue of hits, will be performing on Monday, November 3rd. He is an award-winning solo artist, guitarist and songwriter who had appeared with the Celtic-Pop heroes The Rankin Family. Jimmy takes his audience on a memorable musical journey from Cape Breton to Nashville and back. His iconic voice, engaging show, and world-class songwriting skills have earned him numerous accolades.

On Saturday, November 22, Weyburn feels fortunate to host the Vienna Boys Choir. The Vienna Boy's Choir is one of the oldest and best known boy's choirs in the world. The choir consists of approximately 100 choristers between the ages of ten and fourteen who are divided into four touring choirs that perform about 300 concerts each year. Their repertoire includes everything from medieval to contemporary music, and includes experimental music as well as music from the opera.

The Poltava Dancers will be appearing on Sunday, March 1, 2015. This will be an afternoon performance. The Poltava Ensemble of Song, Music and Dance is a 50 member Ukrainian ensemble which includes dancers, musicians and singers. Based in Regina, the Poltava Ensemble performs both nationally and internationally having appeared all over Canada as well as Disney World, the Drummondville World Festival, and the Folklore Festival in Yalta on the Black Sea.

A Calgary-based husband and wife duo known as PEAR will be performing on Tuesday, March 24. Denis and Lynae Dufresne formed PEAR after headlining the international sensation, Barrage. PEAR crosses modern country with folk sensibilities. The group has won three CCMA Awards and was named the 2013 Group of the Year form the Association of Country Music in Alberta. Their hit single, "This Ain't a Love Song" recently won the Country category in the International Songwriting Competition.

The Barra MacNeils, a group of six MacNeil siblings, are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the family group is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history. Their numerous critically acclaimed recordings have included their own original songs as well as tried and true standards, both vocal and instrumental. This diverse and talented family group continues to wow audiences around the world with their captivating vocals, harmonies and musicianship. They will be appearing at the Cugnet Centre on Thursday, April 6, 2015.

The regular price for a season's membership is $124, but only $98 when purchased at the Early Bird price. Tickets can be purchased at Superior Office Products.


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