Six-piece Celtic folk band playing Rainbow Room

Knacker’s Yard return to Port Alberni on Friday, April 28.

Knacker’s Yard, six-piece Celtic folk band will play the Rainbow Room on Friday, April 28. knackersyard.net photo

Knacker’s Yard, six-piece Celtic folk band will play the Rainbow Room on Friday, April 28. knackersyard.net photo

Knacker’s Yard is a six-piece Celtic traditional folk band with members from Victoria, Saanich, Metchosin and Sooke, British Columbia will play the Rainbow Room on Friday, April 28.

Formed in Victoria in the spring of 2012, the original intent was, and still is, to perform traditional Celtic and English folk songs, intrumentals and ballads dating from the 1600s up to the 1960s. Their repertoire includes songs made popular by voices such as Ewan MacColl, Shirley Collins, Luke Kelly, Ronnie Drew, Enoch Kent, Andy Irvine and Paul Brady.

The band plays a selection of ballads and instrumentals.

Knacker’s Yard currently has three self-released albums: The High St. Demo(2013), Live at Dunsterville(2015) and Songs of the Sea(2016).

Traditional music enthusiasts will appreciate the song-tales of lost love and betrayal, the misdeeds of ramblers and rakes, emigration, hard drinking and hard living, sea shanties and worker’s songs.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids (All ages until 10 p.m.). Advanced tickets are available at Rainbow Lanes.

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