New England Celtic Arts will play host for Chris Kirby and Whose Song is it Anyway? Thursday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St.

Whose Song is it Anyway? is a new show that features acclaimed East Coast Canadian artists Kirby, Kim Wempe and Keith Mullens. Each artist will perform several recognizable songs that were written by the other artists on stage. The original story of the song will come from the original artist, but the focus will quickly become how that song affects the other artists. Not only does this format give the audience a different perspective on the music they love, it also sheds a new light for the artists themselves.

The learning process continues on stage for these songwriters as new versions of certain songs may emerge and new collaborations are sure to surface. This successful format has toured throughout Canada and is the brain child of group leader Kirby who, with his band The Marquee, has been described as a cross between Stevie Wonder's soul and Jamiroquai's funk.

Tickets will be $15 at the door.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or