Coldsnap kicks off January 26

 

Coldsnap 20198 kicks off January 26 with the East Coast Kitchen Party in the Ramada Ballroom.

The evening, which will feature performances from Derina Harvey Band, Rum Ragged, and  Out of Alba, kicks off at 7:30 p.m.

Derina Harvey

Fearless front-woman Derina Harvey leads this Alberta-based five-piece Celtic-rock act, who offer an authentic east-coast experience with a fresh take on traditional tunes as well as their own original jigs and reels. Their rocky, rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle, and topped by Derina’s powerful voice. These transplanted east-coasters have earned a reputation with their high-energy live show, leaving many an audience out-of- breath and hollering from their seats.

Rum Ragged

Few traditional Newfoundland bands have risen as quickly in the ranks as Rum Ragged. Formed by singer/guitarist Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis just two years ago, Rum Ragged has garnered respect from a loyal, ever-growing fan base as well as their musical peers. From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, they pay homage to the greats that came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their own. While their pub shows have transformed into festival headlining gigs in a very short span of time, they are equally comfortable performing in both types of venues.

Out of Alba

Prince George’s premier Celtic band have been delighting audiences young and old for over 20 years, bringing their unique blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic tunes and songs. Featuring the sounds of fiddle, bodhran, pennywhistle, and guitar together, their music is punctuated by driving rhythms and harmonies.