Thursday, August 23, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Willows Park, Beach Drive
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Oak Bay Parks, Recreation, and Culture is excited to announce another season of free outdoor concerts in Willows Beach Park this summer! Bring a blanket and picnic, and enjoy live music in a beautiful setting. Expect a variety of musical styles by local performers. Willows Beach Park is located at Dalhousie Street at Beach Drive.
Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:30pm to 8:00pm – Black Angus and Arts & Culture Fortnight wrap-up
Join us for the wrap-up event to Oak Bay Arts & Culture Fortnight (August 9 to 23), featuring giant puppets on site and puppet making craft for children by Tim Gosley.
Black Angus is about good songs, good humour, good friends, and good whisky. Gareth Hurwood is the voice, the guitar, the poetry, and the passion. Alex MacCuaig is the driving force on bass and harmonies. Sarah Tradewell on fiddle brings traditional fire and grace, while Tom Salter on drums ties up the package with his focused drive and irresistible beat. Two of their other regular collaborators are the incomparable Chris Van Sickle on keys and the virtuosic James Whittall on mandolin.
Their powerful performances take listeners from Vancouver Island to Ireland and back again, fueled by their collaboration and sheer enjoyment of the music. Black Angus’ show has a high energy level and great stage presence that is instantly communicated to their audience. Black Angus is devoted to great songs, and is near-impossible to pigeon-hole: Traditional & contemporary Irish, acoustic roots, Americana, West Coast Celtic, blues and old-time are all part of the Black Angus sound.