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About Solstice:

One of Canada's best Celtic/folk bands, comprised of three of the finest musicians on Montreal's explosive scene. Patrick Lesyk, singer and guitarist, Jonathan Moorman, fiddler, bodhran player and background vocalist, and Dave Gossage on flutes, whistles, and harmonica are the orchestrators of Solstice's powerful and exhilarating sound.

“Come to the Bower”


When? Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30)
Where? Petit Campus, 57 Prince Arthur E., Montréal, Québec

Tickets: $20 in advance / $22 at the door (one hour prior, if available)
(Price includes a CD)

In person: directly from the band at Hurleys Irish Pub, on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday nights Reservations: (514) 512-6415


When? Saturday, June 2, 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30)

Where? The Piggery Theatre, 215 chemin Simard, North Hatley, Québec
How to get there: The Piggery is approximately 15 minutes from Magog, 30 minutes from Sherbrooke, 40 minutes from Newport, VT, 50 minutes from Knowlton, and 1 hour and 45 minutes from Montreal. It has ample free parking. Click here to see a map.

Tickets: $25 in advance / $30 at the door (one hour prior, if available) (Price includes a CD)
In person: The Piggery Box Office, 215 chemin Simard, North Hatley Reservations: (819) 842-2431

Jonathan Moorman, Solstice (514) 512-6415
April O’Donoughue, Montreal Celtic Festival Foundation (450) 292-3456, ext. 228

Celtic Harmonies International Festival in partnership with the Montreal celtic folk band Solstice are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Solstice’s fourth album, entitled “Come to the Bower.” This is a momentous event to support a truly remarkable musical endeavor, and we would like to invite you to come and celebrate it with us!

Chances are that if you live in or around Montreal and are a fan of Celtic and/or folk music, you have already heard Solstice. At our last Festival in October, they opened for The Tannahill Weavers and were an immediate hit. They perform frequently on the festival circuit and round out their touring schedule with regular appearances at Hurleys Irish Pub, where they delight audiences on a weekly basis. Their new album is an homage to the Irish traditions of Quebec, comprising not only the energetic songs and instrumentals for which the band is renowned, but also a thoughtful selection of beautiful ballads.

To mark the release of their album, Solstice are playing two full-length concerts, one in Montreal at the Petit Campus on Tuesday May 29th, and the other at the famed Piggery Theatre in the Eastern Townships on Saturday June 2nd.

We warmly invite you to join us at one or both of these shows. This will be a musical experience you will not forget!

The concerts will start at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30).

Tickets are available in person or by telephone (see below).

Hope to see you there!

April O’Donoughue
Montréal Celtic Festival Foundation