Show starts at 8pm, Doors open at 7:15pm
Ben Sures is a guitar player who tells great stories in song. A natural performer with an instinct for humour and storytelling, Ben Sures writes songs about everything from imaginary rayguns to sandwiches prepared for him by his father when he was a child visiting on weekends. Sures is immersed in the history of roots music, the old traditions informing this contemporary songwriter’s music. His most recent album The Story That Lived Here was number one on the CKUA radio chart and was in the top ten of the national college charts in Canada.
Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Eileen Laverty’s family emigrated to Canada when she was six and, while she calls herself a Prairie girl, her Irish roots run deep. Her music career began with a traditional Celtic band, and it wasn’t long before she struck out on her own performing solo in folk clubs and taverns and trying out her own originals. Laverty’s unique brand of folk music has led to television and film features, and landed her performances with a diverse range of artists.. Since Eileen’s retirement from teaching a few years ago she has been able to fully focus on her music – and enjoy life a bit more!