James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe

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GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present two of the world's most acclaimed folk and roots musicians, Jez Lowe and James Keelaghan, together in concert.

Jez (England) and James (Canada) emerged on to the international acoustic music touring circuit in the late 1990s and, despite their different backgrounds and places of origin, have established a musical relationship that has lasted more than twenty years.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Doors at 7:30 p.m.

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $25 advance / $27.96 online
/ $30 at the door

Online tickets available here.

In person tickets (cash only) available at:

Traditions Handcraft Gallery

Vintage Vinyl

James and Jez began their partnership somewhat casually, when they found themselves on the same touring circuit of Australian folk festivals back in 1997. Their first formal tour together took place in 2001, a month-long haul across America and Canada. It is a partnership which has continued sporadically ever since, most recently a North American tour in 2018. This winter sees the duo touring Canada from coast to coast.

James Keelaghan, born in Calgary in 1959, is one of Canada's international stars. His passionate mix of roots, Americana and contemporary folk has established him as a presence in Europe, Australia and North America. He has an uncanny knack for finding incredible stories and turning them into finely crafted songs. He is an engaging performer, developing an intimate rapport with audiences through his stories and sense of humour, leaving them spellbound with passionate renditions of songs that touch on universal emotions and relate historical events to the present.

Jez Lowe, born in Easington Colliery, England in 1955, is widely acknowledged as something of a national treasure on the UK folk circuit and beyond. He is one of the UK's busiest folk performers, playing for audiences the world over, either solo (with guitar, cittern and harmonica accompaniment) or with his band The Bad Pennies. Over the years he has released over two dozen albums and the likes of Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Clancys and scores more, have queued up to adopt his songs for their own repertoires.

Lowe's videos here.

Keelaghan's videos here.

Lowe's web site here.

Keelaghan's web site here.