Kyle Carey, joined by fiddler Rosie MacKenzie, will take the stage Thursday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St.

Carey’s current CD “Monongah” — a reflection of Appalachian, Scottish and Irish influence — rose to No. 8 on the folk DJ charts for the month of July just behind Alison Krauss, an amazing feat for a debut album. Her performance at Unity is part of a Northeast CD release tour. The ingredients of Carey’s music include the songs of the American folk anthology, the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill and weekends spent working at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., listening to the best musicians in contemporary folk.

At age 21, MacKenzie is already a veteran performer and recording artist, recognized as one of the finest young Cape Breton fiddlers on the traditional music scene. Downright kinetic on stage, MacKenzie exploded onto the scene as the youngest member of The Cottars in 2001 and has been winning over audiences with her electrifying musicianship, engaging stage presence and step-dance prowess ever since. She recently formed her own band, The MacKenzie Project.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at Next up is Ti’ Acadie Thursday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. ($15). For more information call 948-7469 or visit the website.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to