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 times during the concert, these amazing song writers, story tellers and singers mentioned how much it fun it was to be back in Highgate and how uplifting it was for them. They love the East Coast kitchen party feel of The Mary Webb Centre, being able to be in close contact with everyone in the hall. Karen performed a couple of recitations, written by her husband, one of them telling the story about how as young children, Maureen and Karen used Teresa, the youngest sister, as a toboggan to go down a hill near their home, causing Teresa serious bodily harm.
Their many Christmas songs, some traditional and many of their own, totally enthralled the audience for the whole concert and of course demanded an encore. They were accompanied by two excellent musicians, Wade Tarling on keyboard and Colin Savoie-Levac on a variety of instruments. The whole evening made for a wonderful start to the Christmas season and hopefully they will be back again sometime down the road. An interesting mini-concert happened after most folks had left TMWC, when Wade discovered the antique pump organ in the stairwell of the new addition and played a few songs for those of us lucky enough to still be there. Wonderful. Thanks to L.H. Gray & Son Ltd plus Gray Ridge Egg Farms for sponsoring the concert.