One of Canada’s foremost Celtic tenors captivated the audience by singing a wide variety of songs during a performance November 21 at the Estevan Comprehensive School.
John McDermott delighted a crowd of about 200 people by performing some of his most famous songs. Included in his repertoire were a few Christmas songs, and several songs that paid tribute to soldiers.
McDermott’s powerful tenor voice resonated through the school’s cafetorium. He sang music from his latest albums, “The Old House” and “The Gentle Harp,” and he performed Irish, Scottish and English songs. He also shared stories with the audience, and gave them some background on the numbers that he performed.
He was joined on stage by his guitarist, Jason Fowler, and his friend, Michael Peter Smith, who penned the well-known song “The Dutchman.” Fowler showcased his skills with the strings while playing in the background for McDermott, and he played a few selections as well. Smith sang a few songs, including “The Dutchman.”
The concert was a special event through the Estevan Arts Council’s Stars for Saskatchewan Series.