From the Searson Sisters:
Celtic duo Colleen and Erin Searson to open 6 On The Square’s fall season
6 On The Square in Oxford will open its 2019 fall season with a concert from Canadian sisters Colleen and Erin Searson at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 13.
Hailing from the Ottawa Valley of Ontario, Canada, Colleen (fiddle) and Erin Searson (piano and tenor guitar) have been performing and competing in music and step-dance competitions since a very young age.
They have honed their craft by performing at a variety of events across Canada, the United States and Europe.
The sisters’ love of incorporating their Ottawa Valley music with Celtic, East Coast, Scottish, and various other genres caused them to expand their musical horizons, and the result is a sound all their own, which includes poignant compositions by both women.
“The most satisfying part of performing live is seeing our fans singing along to songs that we’ve written, and requesting fiddle tunes that we wrote,” Erin says, and Colleen adds: “Absolutely. There’s nothing better than seeing the audience emotionally involved in your live show.”
The Searsons’ latest album – their 10th – is “Live at The Neat Café,” recorded with multi-instrumentalist Kian Byrne at the historic Neat Café Coffee Shop in Burnstown, Ontario.
It will be released digitally, on CD and as a DVD on Sept. 27.
Learn more online at searsonband.com.
Tickets for the Sept. 13 show are $20 in advance or $25 at the door; purchase online at 6onthesquare.org or call 607-843-OTS6 (6876) to make a reservation. Doors open one hour before the start of the performance.
Coming up are a benefit concert for 6OTS with Garnet Rogers (Sept.
22), a fundraiser for PEO with Kerri Powers (Sept. 28), House of Hamill (Oct. 5), Joe Jencks (Oct. 11), Crys Matthews (Oct. 19), Pesky J. Nixon (Oct. 26), Kristen Graves and Karyn Oliver (Nov. 2), Ellis Paul (Nov. 16), Tracy Grammer (Nov. 23), Wynotte Sisters (Dec. 8), and “A Very Slambovian Christmas” with the Slambovian Underground (Dec. 15)
6 On The Square, Inc. is an intimate, not-for-profit, volunteer-based acoustic music listening room and arts venue located at 6 Lafayette Park in downtown Oxford.