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Sustainability Fair 2016—Music!

Music for this year’s edition of the Annual North Grenville Sustainability Fair & Market (Sunday, April 17th at the North Grenville Municipal Centre, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) will be provided by a cross section of local, acoustic favourites.  Pop in to hear these fine locals share their talents:

George Hogan, (10am) native Scotsman, current Kemptvillian, singer of songs and player of tunes starts the day with a set of carefully selected mixed traditional and modern covers played in his unique, high energy style.  A great way to start the day!

George Buys (11am) will bring the smiles with his rhythm and boogie-woogie blues– listen for the fun song choices, guitar skills and the best blues harp playing in the area…

Bella Borealis (12pm) is a group of ladies from Bishops Mills, Kemptville and Merrickville who apply crisp and perfect harmony to a clever array of songs spanning the century; old time sing-alongs, selections from the Beatles, jazz standards and recent rootsy and left of center indie selections have all made the Bella’s set list in past performances; the only predictable thing about a Bella Borealis set is the goosebumps…

Fiddlehead Soup, (1pm) is a singing, dancing and playing trio of Doug Hendry on an open tuned 12 string guitar, with the mother-daughter combo of Glenna Hunter and Ursa Meyer on a variety of strings and keys.  Singing songs from the traditions of multiple countries and in multiple languages as well as their own artfully constructed material, Fiddlehead Soup does an incredible job of making the difficult look not only effortless, but fun!

Wrapping up the afternoon are Bruce Enloe and the Burning Sensations (2pm)– a stripped down and acoustic version of Kemptville’s largest band. Bruce sings and plays his original songs with a country, folk, roots and west coast rock vibe that belies his Texas roots and well traveled set of influences. Joined by Shawn Yakimovich on fiddle and mandolin, Doug Hendry on 12 string guitar and vocals and Jay Williams on upright bass (and maybe even some other friends in the mix?) expect harmony, high energy and maybe even a corny joke or two between songs…

The music is presented ‘busker style’ in the main hall during the fair and market, there is some seating provided and there is no charge, although donations are (naturally) greatly appreciated…