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Posted on Mon, Sep 2, 2013 : 5:40 a.m.

The Duhks end semi-hiatus, bring tour and new material to The Ark Friday

By Roger LeLievre

Canada’s The Duhks (pronounced Ducks) migrate back to The Ark in Ann Arbor for a show Friday.


The Duhks

Courtesy photo

From the beginning, The Duhks, featuring original lead vocalist Jessee Havey, a band of five high-energy musicians from Winnipeg, Manitoba, have pleased audiences with an organic blend of soul, gospel, folk, samba, bluegrass, zydeco and Celtic music.

They've been a southeast Michigan favorite since they appeared as unknowns at the Saline Celtic Festival several years back, and they’ve also been leaders among musicians in promoting sustainable lifestyles.

The Dukhs have been on semi-hiatus since 2010, so it is especially nice to be welcoming them back. This show features Havey, fiddler Tania Elizabeth, Jordan McConnell on guitar, Scott Senior on percussion, and Leonard Podolak on banjo.

The Duhks have also been at work on a new album, so Ann Arbor fans will likely be treated to some new tunes as well. And that’s something to quack about.

The Duhks play at The Ark, 316 S. Main St., at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $21. Details at or 734-761-1800.