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Canadian duo perform their own brand of new wave folk music

Exciting Canadian musical duo Mama’s Broke perform their own brand of new wave folk music at Renfrew Town Hall.

The show, organized by OneRen – the local charity providing cultural, leisure and sporting opportunities to help people lead active and healthy lives – will take place on Friday June 17 and is part of the band members Lisa’s first UK tour. Mary and Amy Lou Keeler.

Janis Marshall Reilly, OneRen Performance Programmer (Children and Families) said, “We are thrilled to welcome the captivating and exciting new folk duo, Mama’s Broke.

“Based in Canada, Lisa and Amy come from traveling communities and describe themselves as having a rich synthesis of influences that knows no borders.

“Delivering powerful performances with heart and raw energy, their voices blend to create haunting harmonies, as they artfully juggle fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin and incorporate traditional dance and foot percussion into their shows.

“Their original – and often dark – compositions push the boundaries of tradition and the constraints of the folk genre.

“Drawing inspiration from old times, Quebec, blues, punk, Celtic, Balkan and doom metal, they create a soundscape that is both familiar and new.

“It will be an unforgettable summer evening.”

Go to www.oneren.org/whats-on/events/mama-s-broke/ to buy tickets, which cost just £10, for the Mama’s Broke concert.