Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St., will present Shanneyganock Thursday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or by sending e-mail to jsullivan@unity.edu.

Fifteen foggy years ago, Mark Hiscock and Chris Andrews were double-booked at a small pub in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Rather than cancel one performer, the charismatic owner suggested they play together and so was born Shanneyganock. Joined by longtime bassist Bob Pike and Billy Sutton on drums, the group has since charmed many through their stirring ballads, powerful chanteys and rib-rattling jigs and reels.

The band’s seven CDs have been featured on Home Brew compilations, Warner Record’s Atlantic Standard compilation and “Ed’s Up” on OLN Network with The Barenaked Ladies. In 2007, Shanneyganock also marked four Music Newfoundland and Labrador award wins including Entertainers of the Year, as well as a 2008 East Coast Music Award nomination for Roots Group.

Next up at the Centre is internationally renowned Canadian fiddler, singer, songwriter and stepdancer April Verch Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. ($15); for more information, call 948-7469 or visit unity.edu/uccpa.

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