|Date||Saturday October 7th 2:00 PM|
|Show||Pipes, Fiddles and Song: Pìobaireachd, Fìdhlearachd agus Òrain|
|Venue||St. Matthew's United Church|
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Allan's background in the Cape Breton musical tradition is the backbone of his ability to accompany any fiddler, past and present—from Jerry Holland, Buddy MacMaster, Howie MacDonald, John Morris Rankin and John Pellerin to the new generation fiddlers including Troy MacGillivray, Andrea Beaton and Shelly Campbell—for dances and ceilidhs. Growing up in Halifax and Antigonish, Allan picked up the music at home. There was no formal training of any sort, but folks like Dave MacIsaac and anyone who was in town for a Cape Breton dance would drop by the house for tunes. Allan learned by ear and he attended every concert, dance and house party he could. Allan has toured internationally with many musicians including Jerry Holland, Ashley MacIsaac, and Troy MacGillivray. Allan is Music Director at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique and spends his leisure time accompanying local fiddlers at dances, concerts and ceilidhs.