Margit Sky Project takes to the stage in New West

Rock, folk, Celtic and country are all part of the mix when the Margit Sky Project takes to the stage.

The musicians are onstage Saturday, May 25 at the Columbia Theatre.

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The Margit Sky Project is made up of the core duo of Margit Gossage and Rod (Little Sky) Bandura, who are partners on stage and in life.

“When you hear them play, the close connection between the two will leave you wanting to hear more,” says a write-up about the show. “The songs are delivered with a strong power of emotion whether they are the band’s original songs or cover tunes.”

Gossage, who was raised in Toronto and then Vancouver, took up the guitar after moving to Kamloops in 1992. She built a successful career as a local musician and hasn’t looked back since her first gig at Sun Peaks Resort.

The Vancouver-born Bandura started playing guitar at age 10 and playing in bands at age 16. In the mid-1990s, he was a key member of the Indigenous band Waskesu, who played for the Prime Minister and at the Commonwealth Games, as well as performing frequently on Much Music.

The duo, who also perform with other musicians as a six-piece band, offer up a host of styles of music: rock, folk, oldies, Celtic and country, with both cover songs and original tunes.

The Margit Sky Project has opened for such acts as Burton Cummings, Trooper and Barney Bentall, and they have released two CDs.

For their Columbia Theatre performance, doors open at 6 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. show. Tickets are $20 for general seating or $25 for premium seating, with VIP booths available.

The Columbia Theatre is at 530 Columbia St. See for information and tickets.

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