5 Shows to Make Your Week (June 19-26)

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A little Irish dance, Latin grooves, jazz, electro-pop and progressive rock with a distinct UK flare round out this week’s list of shows to see.

Battle for Tir na Nog: an Irish dance drama | Fredericton Playhouse | June 21 | 7:30 p.m. | View Event

This Wednesday join members of Fredericton’s Siamsa Irish Dance for a dance-drama rendition of the classic tale by C.S Lewis about a Lion, a hag, and a magical land. A familiar story with creative twists told through dance and dialogue, this family-friendly performance will no doubt be packed with incredible dance, stunning costumes, and more than a little charm. 

El Tata + Los Amigos | Recap Market | June 22 | 7 p.m. | View Event

Here’s a fun pairing. With the ReCap Market now in full swing for the summer there will be plenty of free music to enjoy. This week’s lineup includes El Tata, a pop solo project by Fredericton producer Gabriel Ibarra and Los Amigos, the closest we’ll come to a hometown Latin-inspired super group.  Los Amigos are six Fredericton-based musicians unified by their deep passion and appreciation for Cuban and Latin American music. All accomplished players in their own right, the band’s members are from Canada, Cuba, El Salvador, and the U.S. and focus mainly on the classics of Cuba and Latin America through the ages with a jazzy twist. Par-tay!

Digital Circus + Keeper E. + DenMother | The Cap | June 23 | 8:30 p.m. | View Event

Halifax pop sensation Keeper E. (aka Adelle Ellwood) stops in Fredericton on Friday for a show at The Cap, one of seven on her current summer tour which begins Wednesday with a hometown show at Good Robot Brewing. Making her way to Toronto with additional stops in Moncton, Montreal, Kingston, and Saint John, Keeper E’s Friday performance will also include sets by DenMother and Digital Circus. A big night of beats, both bright and dark. 

Free to Grow | Tipsy Muse Café | June 23 | 7 p.m. | View Event  

Free to Grow are a big band. The Tipsy Muse Café is a small venue. But sometimes a simple juxtaposition such as this can lead to a memorable evening for musicians and audiences alike. Free to Grow do not play live with the frequency they once did, yet they continue to write and record new music welcoming new collaborators at every turn. Always fresh, always fun, expect the unexpected and a great night of live music this Friday with Free to Grow at the Muse. Listen to the band’s latest single, Has It All Gone Mad. 

Karine Basque Trio | York County Cider | June 23 | 7 p.m. | View Event

Seeking your fix of jazz and not sure where to turn? This Friday, Karine Basque brings her trio (featuring Gary Hansen on guitar and Chad Ball on bass) to the North Side for an intimate performance at York County Cider (aka Ed’s Garage). With a wide ranging repertoire that includes everything popular standards to reimagined classics, let the Karine Basque Trio set a chill pace for the weekend to come. 

Keeper E. photo by Meghan Tansey Whitton.

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