Waterville Opera House plans Enter the Haggis concert in February

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Enter the Haggis Courtesy of Enter The Haggis

The Waterville Opera House will present Enter the Haggis at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 4 at 1 Common Street in Waterville.

For nearly two decades, Toronto’s Enter The Haggis combined bagpipes and violins with a rock rhythm section to create a distinctly eclectic sound. Their songs deliver singing melodies and deep, meaningful lyrics that tell the stories of people who work hard on a daily basis, often facing seemingly insurmountable challenges. Iconic songs like “One Last Drink”, “Gasoline”, “Down With The Ship” and “Lancaster Gate” have had hundreds of thousands of plays on social media, have appeared in Hollywood movies, and have been performed and recorded. by artists from all over the world. the world.

The band are clearly at ease on stage and develop an easy rapport with the audience, sharing the stories behind their songs and laughing through touring anecdotes. The show is exciting and dynamic, featuring unpredictable and spontaneous moments. One song may feature drummer Bruce McCarthy taking a drum solo on guitar strings from Trevor Lewington, while the next song breaks down into a fierce battle between violin and harmonica. Sometimes, during an encore, the group leaves the stage entirely to perform acoustically standing on chairs in the audience.

Enter The Haggis’ commitment to putting on a great show every night has made it a favorite at festivals and performing arts centers in the United States and Canada. As a result, ETH shows have become an annual tradition on some of the continent’s most prestigious stages. The group also brought hundreds of fans on eight tours of Ireland, forging deeper friendships with their supporters while exploring ancient monuments and natural wonders across the country.

Photo of Muddy Ruckus by Graeme Reed Photo by Graeme Reed

Muddy Ruckus will open the show. Portland guitarist Ryan Flaherty and drummer Erika Stahl play a grungy indie punk delta soul blues railroad style. This stripped-down powerduo mixes roots guitar and avant-garde percussion on a suitcase drum kit, and is known for a full rock band sound.

Tickets are $ 23 in advance or $ 28 on the day of the show. Tickets are non-refundable.
For more information visit operahouse.org.

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