Home Arts & Entertainment ‘Grand Finale’ at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell garnered two standing ovations from the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre crowd last Saturday night during the final show of Celtic Colours. Arts & Entertainment ‘Grand Finale’ at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre By Grant McDaniel - October 17, 2017 Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Photo by Grant McDanielClosing out the Grand Finale of the Celtic Colours concert series was Cherish the Ladies, a Grammy-nominated Irish-American group led by flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden. The 2017 appearance of Cherish the Ladies marks the group’s return to the Celtic Colours’ stage after a 20-year absence. Photo by Grant McDanielJames Keelaghan sings into the microphone while Buddy MacDonald watches on. The two men were the first on stage for The Grand Finale at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre. Photo by Grant McDanielJ.P. Cormier made a surprising admission when taking to the Celtic Colours stage last Saturday. “I’m so stoned,” he said, pausing before adding his punch-line, “on Advil Cold and Sinus.” The local performer might have been suffering a cold, but it’s a good bet none of the music fans attending The Grand Finale could tell, based on how well he played. Photo by Grant McDanielMohsen Amini is seen on the big screen while his band mates in Imar offer one heck of a set to those visiting the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre.