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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Rattle on the Stovepipe!!

We are having a beautiful long weekend - the sun is shining, the sky is blue... What are you up to this weekend? Are you looking for a fun activity for the whole family? Or just by yourself? Well, if you are in N.B. why not head out to Kings Landing? They are hosting another "special event" weekend - the "Rattle on the Stovepipe" Music Festival. If you are a music lover, this is where you should be! Join in  the fun and celebrate our region and culture, history and heritage with theatre, concerts,and workshops in song,
music and dance. You can stroll around and just enjoy the performances or you can actually take part in all the "mini-workshops" (free! with admission). You can learn how to play the Bodhran (it's a traditional Irish frame drum) or the kazoo. You can join in the singing of rounds in harmony, or hymns at the church. You will hear some fine fiddle music and learn how to do a country dance. Fun for all!!
The "Kings Landing Dramatic Lyceum Music and Theatre Troupe" are an exceptional group of performers and they will make sure you are having a good time. The "kitchen party" in the Pub and the Concert in the Kings Head Inn garden are worth the price of
admission alone! I could listen to this group all day long. Michelle, Don, Tom, Scott and Heather have worked and performed together for so long, they are "a well-oiled machine" as they say. They have a wonderful (large!) repertoire of 19th century music to share with their audiences - what a treat! For those of you familiar with our local very talented Steeves family, you'll be happy to know that Patrick Steeves has returned to KL for the summer and his rich vocals, dramatic experience and accomplished talents on many instruments add another wonderful layer to this group. What talent - Kings Landing is very fortunate indeed to have such gifted 
musicians in their employ. So - get away from your computer and git yerself up to the Landing to enjoy all the special music this weekend. The fun continues today and tomorrow, hours are 11a.m. to 6p.m. And be sure you get a wagon ride - teamster Glen gives a very enjoyable and informative ride with lots of laughs!   (wink) 


Can't you just hear the music?

Edit: I have added a YouTube video below of  Tom, Kelsey and Pat performing a song during their play "Many People Often Say" at the Ingraham Barn Theatre, just to give you a little taste...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a great rendition of that famous Stephen Foster song. Love it.


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