Celtic duo to open 6 On The Square's fall season

Colleen and Erin Searson

Canadian sisters Colleen and Erin Searson will be the opening act for the fall season at 6 On The Square in Oxford.

Entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13.

Hailing from the Ottawa Valley of Ontario, Canada, Colleen, on fiddle, and Erin, on piano and tenor guitar, have been performing and competing in music and step-dance competitions since a very young age. The duo have performed at a variety of events across Canada, the United States and Europe.

According to a media release, “the sisters’ love of incorporating their Ottawa Valley music with Celtic, East Coast, Scottish, and various other genres caused them to expand their musical horizons, and the result is a sound all their own, which includes poignant compositions by both women.”

“The most satisfying part of performing live is seeing our fans singing along to songs that we’ve written, and requesting fiddle tunes that we wrote,” Erin said in the release.

Colleen added: “Absolutely. There’s nothing better than seeing the audience emotionally involved in your live show.”

The Searsons’ latest album — their 10th — is “Live at The Neat Café,” recorded with multi-instrumentalist Kian Byrne at the historic Neat Café Coffee Shop in Burnstown, Ontario. It will be released digitally, on CD and as a DVD on Sept. 27. Learn more online at searsonband.com.

Tickets for the Sept. 13 show are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at 6onthesquare.org or call 607-843-6876 to make a reservation. Doors will open one hour before the start of the performance.

Coming up is a benefit concert for 6OTS with Garnet Rogers on Sept. 22, a fundraiser for PEO with Kerri Powers on Sept. 28, House of Hamill on Oct. 5, Joe Jencks on Oct. 11, Crys Matthews on Oct. 19, Pesky J. Nixon on Oct. 26, Kristen Graves and Karyn Oliver on Nov. 2, Ellis Paul on Nov. 16, Tracy Grammer on Nov. 23, Wynotte Sisters on Dec. 8, and “A Very Slambovian Christmas” with the Slambovian Underground on Dec. 15.

6 On The Square Inc. is an intimate, not-for-profit, volunteer-based acoustic music listening room and arts venue located at 6 Lafayette Park in downtown Oxford.

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