October 28, 2022 @ 8:00 pm
The name Cantrip is an Old Scots word meaning a charm, magic spell or piece of mischief and it aptly describes the unexpected twists and turns in their musical arrangements, likewise the compelling potency of their musicianship. Swirling border pipes, raging fiddle, thunderous guitar and three rich voices blend to create a sound energetic enough to tear the roof off.
Echoes can be heard of trad music from the 1960s and 70s, but the years have slowly infested their music with the sounds of funk, metal, bluegrass, swing, and even klezmer.
Originally formed as a quartet, Cantrip sprung from a local session in Edinburgh nearly twenty years ago. Their driving music immediately caught the attention of the masses, and they were quickly signed to the Foot Stompin’ label.
After a period of hiatus in which children were born and continents were left for new ones, Cantrip redefined its sound. Trimming itself to a trio, the band tightened its arrangements while expanding its influence. New inspirations began creeping into the sound, complementing the traditional foundation of the band.
After 20 years of touring, Cantrip has found a character like no other. Dan Houghton, Jon Bews and Eric McDonald stir the elements in a witches’ cauldron, slowly coalescing into chaotic order.
Tickets are $35.90 + HST each.
Tickets go on sale to Stockey Centre Members on Friday December 17th at 11am and to the general public on Wednesday January 5th at 11am. Contact our Box Office at 705-746-4466 extension 205 on how to become a member. Please note our Box Office will be closed from Friday December 24th until Tuesday January 4th, memberships can be purchased online during that time and you will receive your membership pre-sale access code via email within 48 business hours.
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Effective September 22nd, 2021, the Stockey Centre is required to have a Vaccine Certificate Protocol in place for all events occurring at the Stockey Centre, as per the Province of Ontario’s Proof of Vaccination Mandate. The protocol is attached for your consideration: The Charles W. Stockey Centre’s Vaccine Certificate Protocol [PDF]. We are required to check your Vaccination Receipt along with Proof of Identity when you arrive at the facility.