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Grassroots Concerts: Canadian, British musicians to share stage in Nisswa

James Keelaghan and Jez Lowe will perform Friday, Oct. 12, in Nisswa. Submitted Photo

Award-winning musicians James Keelaghan, of Canada, and Jez Lowe, of the United Kingdom, will team up to perform on the Grassroots Concerts stage in Nisswa at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Live Well Night Club and Coffee Bar.

The songwriters' 17-date tour of the United States and Canada stems from a musical relationship that has lasted more than 20 years. The two came together while on the same touring circuit in Australia and have toured in tandem sporadically ever since, including a 2015 Men at Words tour with Archie Fisher.

Keelaghan has established himself as a writer and performer. His storytelling, over the course of nine recordings, has earned Keelaghan nominations and awards, and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia.

Lowe is from County Durham in North East England and has been a busy folk performer, playing for audiences the world over, either solo (with guitar, cittern and harmonica accompaniment) or with his band The Bad Pennies.

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Oct. 12 venue, which will be the 327th concert for Grassroots Concerts, is located in the Journey Church, 5459 County Road 18 (next to Nisswa School). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 with listening attention when accompanied by an adult. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Grassroots welcomes concert-goers' donations of nonperishable food or cash for the local food shelf. For more information, go to or call 218-829-4092.

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