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Trio of acts lined up for WECC in new year

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Amir Amiri and Richard Moody perform at the WECC, March 1.

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A guitar wizard, a Persian fusion duo and a man with a thousand songs are among the artists that will play the West End Cultural Centre in the new year.

Canadian guitar virtuoso Don Ross will bring his latest Upright and Locked Position to the WECC on Feb. 15 with 23-year-old Australian singer/songwriter Daniel Champagne in tow. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance at West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader and are available now.

On March 1, concert goers will experience the unique music of Moody Amiri. Amir Amiri (santur) and Richard Moody (viola) combine their respective Persian and Western classical training to fuse traditional Persian music with jazz, classical and Indian influences. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance at West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader and are available Dec. 7.

Celebrated Newfoundland singer/songwriter Ron Hynes — a.k.a. The Man With a Thousand Songs — will perform at the venue the following night. The seven-time East Coast Music Awards winner has had his songs covered by over 100 artists, including Emmylou Harris, Valdy and Christy Moore. Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance at West End Cultural Centre, Ticketmaster, Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store and Music Trader and are available Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

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