The Skeena Skiffle performing in Smithers. Pictured in middle and on back left is Prince Rupert's Ray Leonard and Cynthia Pyde.

The Eclectic Show to take place on Oct. 20

The Eclectic Show will combine Middle Eastern belly dancing, Jewish Klezmer party music and 1950's pre rock 'n roll Skiffle music.

The North Coast Performers Society will be presenting the Eclectic Show on Oct. 20, an evening combining Middle Eastern belly dancing, Jewish Klezmer party music and 1950’s pre rock ‘n roll Skiffle music.

Headlining the show will be the Klezmer Kats consisting of fiddle players Kiri Daust and Madeline Lough from Smithers, who performed in Prince Rupert two years ago.

“They are incredible fiddle players who have been playing since they were babies,” Ken Shaw, the event’s organizer said.

The pair recently graduate high school, so Shaw wanted them to play in Prince Rupert one last time before they left the province. The Katz will be performing all over the north before they play in Prince Rupert.

“They play crazy, Jewish party music that’s very upbeat, jovial fun stuff,” Shaw said.

Skeena Skiffle, consisting of Prince Rupert residents Ray Leonard and Cynthia Pyde, as well as other musicians from Terrace, will also be performing. The group plays up beat tempo of Skiffle music, incorporating instruments made out of hockey sticks, washboards, and a carefully gathered blade of glass.

The third act being featured in the show is the Omana Middle Eastern Dance trio, consisting of dancers Omana, Saraphine and Amira. Shaw met the dancers last summer, and decided they would be the perfect addition to the Eclectic Show.

As well as being in the performance, the dancers will be offering an introductory belly dance workshop at the Dance Academy of Prince Rupert studio at 3 p.m. Anyone interested in partaking in the workshop can simply go to the studio in the afternoon on Oct. 20 with $15 for admission.

The Eclectic Show will start at 8 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Tom Rooney Playhouse. Tickets are available at Teddy’s.

 

 

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