DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: Members of the North Durham community will be getting an early Christmas gift in December, as legendary classical guitarist Liona Boyd will be performing at Town Hall 1873 in Port Perry.
Ms. Boyd will be performing with her duo partner Andrew Dolson, in a show being held on Saturday, December 9th, at 2 p.m.
The show is being brought to Port Perry by Black Moon Entertainment and Ultimate Artists Live.
“Liona Boyd’s talent, on the classical guitar, is far reaching, beyond the traditional boundaries, and appeals to many different fans of guitar oriented music. Black Moon Entertainment and Ultimate Artists Live are delighted to be bringing such an accomplished, international recording star to The Port Perry Port Theatre in December. This show will not disappoint,” Shamus Black told The Standard.
Liona Boyd has been nicknamed “The First Lady of the Guitar.” She is a five time Juno award winner, has been awarded the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario, and has been inducted into Classical Guitar Player Magazine's Gallery of the Greats. In 2009, she became a singer, songwriter. Throughout her career, she has released 28 albums.
Ms. Boyd told The Standard she is excited to be playing in Port Perry.
“I wrote this song called ‘Little Towns’, and I’ve always been quite moved by the warmth of the people. It’s more intimate, it’s like playing in people’s living rooms,” she said.
Ms. Boyd also had a message for parents who would like to come to the show.
“I always want to encourage parents to bring your kids because one concert can change your life.”
When asked what she hopes people take out of her music, Ms. Boyd said she hopes people enjoy her “sense of romance and the beauty of the melodies.”
Tickets are $61.50 each, and can be bought online, at www.townhall1873.ca, or by calling 905-985-8181.
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