Cod Gone Wild plays the Minstrel Café tonight.

Cod Gone Wild to play the Minstrel Cafe

Break out the Screech, a favourite local Celtic band returns with another new look.

  • Nov. 4, 2011 1:00 p.m.

Break out the Screech before heading to the Minstrel Café this weekend, a favourite local Celtic band returns with another new look.

Started by Newfoundland migrant Andrew Mercer shortly after his arrival in the Okanagan, the band has already been through a couple of different musicians and is trying out two more.

“It’s one of those things,” said Mercer. “A band is a team and a band is a business and it takes a while to find the right people that are going to be the right fit.”

As such, fiddle player Anjuli Otter, just back from India, has joined the group and is improvising her way along as she learns their set.

Before leaving for India to join Symphony Orchestra India she earned a Royal Conservatory music degree and played as a sessional musician with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.

“My dad is from India originally and I always wanted to travel and explore the place,” she said.

Five years in, it was time to return to the Okanagan, where she received a call from the Cod Gone Wild crew, still on tour in Newfoundland.

Roy Kawano has taken over the base and said he joined the group more or less on a trial basis having never done Celtic before; although he’s spent plenty of time playing throughout the valley.

The group will make their debut at the Minstrel Café tonight (Friday), Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. ($5 entertainment charge) then immediately head out on a small tour in Alberta. ,

When they return, the group will press their second CD, Cod Gone Wild Volume 2.

 

jsmith@kelownacapnews.com

 

 

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