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When

Occurs on Thursday July 12 2018

Approximate running time: 2 hours

Venue

Strathspey Performing Arts Centre
PO Box 235
11156 Route 19
Mabou NS B0E 1X0

Performance Notes

× Maxim and Gervais Cormier are a father and son duo from Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. Gervais, a composer and multi-instrumentalist, and his son Maxim, a guitarist, composer, producer and educator, are a multifaceted pair with international experience.

Gervais, who notably co-wrote ‘La Gang Arrive’ by the acadian group 1755, has toured internationally with John Allan Cameron and many other Cape Breton acts.

Maxim, who is trained in classical, jazz and world music, has performed with artists like Ashley MacIsaac and Beolach, as well as in places around the world like Scotland, England, Australia, and France. Maxim has won many awards including, Music Nova Scotia’s Acadian/Francophone Artist of the Year 2013, 14, 15, 16, & 17, Instrumental of the Year at the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2014 and he won the Celtic Colours’ Drive’ers Association’s Big Sampie Award in 2012.

The two have played together for over ten years, and their duo album ‘Maxim and Gervais Cormier: Cape Breton Guitar’ was released December 1 2017.

This show is part of our exciting 2018 summer festival, Currents! CURRENTS will feature some of Nova Scotia’s most exciting up and coming musicians, representing a variety of genres from Nova Scotia’s diverse music scene. You’ll hear country-folk, soul, rhythm & blues, traditional Gaelic music of Cape Breton Island, and pop-rock combos! The stage venue at Strathspey Performing Arts Centre is transformed into one of the coziest and most dynamic spaces you’ll ever experience – Musicians and listeners all together in the one space for an up close and personal experience where you will actually visit and learn in a very real way. Enjoy a local cash bar featuring Nova Scotia brews including Big Spruce, Cape Breton Brewing, Marble Mountain wines and Glenora Distillery’s finest whisky products. The event is open to all ages. This series takes place on Thursday evenings throughout the summer, beginning on July 12th at 7:30PM.

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