Saturday November 23 - St. Luke's - Fiddling Our Way to Christmas 2:00pm
The Multicultural Fiddle/History of Canadian Fiddle Music Mary Kennedy, the fiddler with Irish Roots and Fiddle Earth has created an entertaining hour long show of fiddle music.
Fiddle music has always been a part of Canada's history. Mary's show allows listeners to time travel through Canada's fiddle history with Scottish, Irish, east Coast, French, Ottawa Valley and Metis fiddle tunes with such favourites as Maple Sugar and St. Anne's Reel. The show begins with the fiddle arriving in Canada in the 1680's with Jesuit Priests in Quebec and concludes with Don Messer and the Islander's and how fiddle music has developed to date.
The audience experiences the jigs, reels and hornpipes played in homes and at dances from long ago.
Gospel Country Show A Gospel and Country show for everyone! Come and sing along to all the favourite gospel and country tunes. Songs of a love and salvation, love gone wrong and the joy of love – there might even be a train song or two. Spirits will soar as you listen to the moving melodies that will leave you humming these songs for days.
The repertoire includes many classics like Shall We Gather at the River, Old Time Religion, Country Roads and Ring of Fire. We get the audience clapping and singing along, or quietly reflecting.
Between songs, the audience will be treated to historical tidbits about the music with stories about who wrote them and who made them famous.
This show is performed at not cost to your venue. We encourage you to use it as a fundraiser – or just have a concert for fun. If you remember all these old-time classics, then this is the show for you. For information on booking the Mary’s Merry Minstrels– Gospel and Country show contact. David Doucette at the contact page Upcoming Shows 2024 *** Here a couple of fiddle tunes below: