Searson sisters at the Centre

Sep 19, 2012
Searson

Unity — Searson — three multi-talented sisters who play a variety of instruments and are expert step dancers — will perform Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., presented by Skye Theatre. Tickets are $15.

Erin, Heather and Colleen Searson play piano, organ, fiddle, tenor guitar and bass. Searson incorporates a mix of Celtic and pop while effortlessly incorporating Ottawa Valley-style fiddling into their live shows. Acclaimed drummer Danno O’Shea is highly skilled and is an energetic compliment to the sisters’ live show.

Growing up in Ontario’s Ottawa Valley, the siblings began performing for audiences at a young age: since age of 4, Erin has been classically trained through the Royal Conservatory of music in piano; Colleen has been studying violin and fiddle methods from all styles around the world since age 9; and Heather, from age 11, has studied with veteran bass instructors. All three sisters began step dance lessons early on and competed at fiddle and step dance competitions throughout their elementary and high school years.

Searson has recorded six albums throughout their musical career, most recently “Fade and Shine,” considered by many to be their best album to date.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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