Friday, July 12, 2013


This special concern will be held Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m. at St John's Presbyterian Church, Garfield Road, Belfast, Prince Edward Island.

Join the Belfast Historical Society (BHS) and the Belfast community in celebrating the 210th anniversary of the 1803 landing of the Selkirk Settlers.

The group Dàimh (pronounced “Dive” in Gaelic) is coming from Scotland to Belfast's acoustically brilliant St. John’s Church for one night only.    Of late, BHS concerts at this venue have been consistently sold out.   To show Dàimh PEI's Scottish roots, attendees are encouraged to wear their kilts and tartans.

Dàimh are a 5 piece band based in Lochaber in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland; an area as much renowned for its scenic beauty as for its rich musical and cultural heritage. A long established favourite at folk festivals in Scotland, Ireland and across Europe, twice nominated for Folk Band of the Year at the Scots Traditional Music Awards, Dàimh are also regulars on BBC television.

Angus MacKenzie of Dàimh figured prominently on the Belfast Historical Society’s CD commissioned in 2003 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Selkirk Settlement. The CD entitled simply “The Island” was beautifully composed around the Selkirk story.    Copies will be available for $ 15 the night of the concert.

Advanced tickets for this very special concert are $ 20 and $ 22 at the door, and will be available from BHS President Hazel Davies by phone (905.659.2276) or from BHS Directors Donald and Doris MacDonald by email:  For details, photos, and updates of this -- and all of our events -- check the Belfast Historical Society Facebook page at

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