The O’Brien family performs in the Inner Harbour. The O’Briens are

The O’Brien family performs in the Inner Harbour. The O’Briens are

Family band perform at Alix Goolden this weekend

The O’Brien family are known for their spirited busking in the Inner Harbour.

  • Jan. 19, 2012 10:00 a.m.

Singer/songwriter Paul O’Brien is back from a European tour and ready to welcome his own travelling guest of honour to the stage.

O’Brien’s 18-year-old daughter Millie O’Brien, who is amidst a year-long program in the United Kingdom, has returned to the family home in Gordon Head to perform with her father and brothers this weekend.

The O’Brien family – including 15-year-old Cormac on upright bass and piano, and 14-year-old Fintan on guitar – are known for their spirited busking in the Inner Harbour.

“It’s brilliant,” Paul O’Brien said. “You can’t imagine it being any better for a father. I’m so proud every time we play. I get a real thrill. For the four of us to play together, it’s really fantastic.”

The acoustic roots band is the featured act at the Power of Hope fundraiser hosted by the Getting Higher Choir, at 7:30 p.m this Friday and Saturday (Jan. 20-21) at Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave.

Tickets can be purchased at Munro’s Books, Ivy’s Bookshop, James Bay Coffee and Books as well as Dig This in the Broadmead Village Shopping Centre, or by calling 250-995-8731.

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