Next Generation Leahy carries on family tradition

The Next Generation Leahy, including Doug, Jennifer and their six children, perform high-energy Celtic-inspired music June 3 in Chilliwack.

  • Jun. 1, 2016 5:00 a.m.
The Next Generation Leahy performs at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Friday

The Next Generation Leahy performs at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre on Friday

Building on three generations of Leahy musical excellence, The Next Generation Leahy will astound their Chilliwack audience on June 3.

Seasoned Leahy veteran Doug Leahy, together with his wife Jennifer and their six children ages 5 to 13, are keeping the family traditions alive through music, song, and dance.

Even the smallest children feel the music pulsing through their veins. They’re drawn to it and passionate about it, understanding the joy and exhilaration that only music can provide.

The drive to create music has led Doug and Jennifer’s children to tremendous achievements, even at their young ages. Still in elementary school, all the children are accomplished multi-instrumentalists. This talent, rare in children so young, is an inspiration to young and old alike.

The joy of music is meant for all and The Next Generation Leahy are set on sharing that joy with each and every audience.

Led by Doug, live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic-based music people associate with the Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion and piano are blended with voice, song and French-Canadian step-dancing to fill the stage.

Rock.It Boy Entertainment and Gee Dan Productions present The Next Generation Leahy on Friday, June 3 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre (9201 Corbould St.) at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45 at the Centre Box Office, by phone at 604-391-7469 or online at chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Learn more about The Next Generation Leahy at thenextgenerationleahy.com.