Rant Maggie Rant – March 7, 2020

Returning for their 6th trip to The Mary Webb Centre on Saturday, March 7, 2020, Rant Maggie Rant put on another amazing, upbeat and lively concert.  It turned out that this concert was their first with a slightly new group of musicians.  With a mix of instrumental and vocal numbers, they covered a range of Celtic music from the seven … Read More

The Western Swing Authority – February 15, 2020

On Feb. 15th, The Western Swing Authority returned to the Mary Webb Centre and the audience were treated to a wonderful evening of “western swing”.  As Shane described, the music is a combination of stellar musicianship and vocals with traditional country and jazz standards.  It originated in the 30s and 40s and was hugely popular during the war years.  It … Read More

Ian Thomas – January 18, 2020

Singer/songwriter Ian Thomas performed for a full house on Saturday, Jan. 18th.  Though billed as a 70s rocker, as Ian told us, he made more of a name for himself in the 80s and 90s.  Some were somewhat skeptical of his talking at the beginning of the show, worried he would chat more than play music.  By the end, many … Read More

The Ennis Sisters – December 11, 2019

The audience who sold out The Mary Webb Centre for the Arts for The Ennis Sisters concert were certainly not disappointed in purchasing their tickets long before the concert date, December 11/2019.  This was The Ennis Sisters 5th visit in 8 years to the Mary Webb Centre, and their 13th concert in a road trip covering 26 venues.   Several … Read More

Valdy – November 16, 2019

The audience at The Mary Webb Centre for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 16 was treated to truly wonderful concert by Canadian folk legend Valdy.  From his first song, Valdy had everyone under his spell. His stories about the reasons for his songs and his amazing guitar playing were enchanting.  Several songs were poems written by friends or others for … Read More

Michael Vanhevel – October 26, 2019

The full house at the Mary Webb Centre for the Arts was waiting in anticipation for Michael Vanhevel to come out onto the stage on Saturday evening, Oct. 26.  When he did, he was given a rousing ovation before he had even started singing.  Michael was quite taken aback by the response, and told his band members that they could … Read More

Jimmy Rankin – September 20, 2019

The Mary Webb Centre for the Arts opened its 2019-20 season with East Coast sensation Jimmy Rankin.  The packed house was given a rambling concert covering Jimmy’s solo career as well as the many years he spent as part of The Rankin Family from Cape Breton Island.  Jimmy told stories of his celebrated career, telling the audience of his inspirations … Read More

Taw Connors and 101st Anniversary Celebration – August 17, 2019

Aug. 17/19 was an important day for the Mary Webb Centre for the Arts. The 101st anniversary of the original building was the next day. 9 years of concerts at TMWC had just finished in June. It was the first anniversary of the new addition. At 2:00 pm, CK Town Crier George Sims opened the celebrations in the concert hall. … Read More

Rosie and the Riveters – June 15, 2019

The Mary Webb Centre for the Arts closed out its 2108-19 season with the amazing Rosie and the Riveters.  These three wonderful singer/songwriters and good friends flew in from Saskatoon, SK and accompanied by drummer Dave MacDougall from Toronto, put on a highly entertaining show for the full house.  They presented contemporary folk/pop with a feminist twist and sang a … Read More

Steven Page – May 18, 2019

Sold out well in advance of the May 18th show date, 250 ticket holders were treated to an amazing concert from Steven Page and crew.  In fact, the evening started off with opening act, Port Cities, who have accompanied Steven on his concert tour across Canada.  Opening acts are often seen as a form of purgatory before getting to the … Read More