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SNG Fair 2017—Music!

Music is always a feature of the North Grenville Sustainability Fair and this year is no different.  This year’s roster of live performers is all local acts who will be performing during the fair.  The acts range from ladies contemporary and rootsy vocal group Bella Borealis (10 am) to instrumental pianist-composer Alexis Earl (11:15 am).  After lunch, (12:30 pm) the folk-world music trio Fiddlehead Soup will perform, with singer-songwriter Bruce Enloe closing the day and starting at 2 pm.  The music can be found near the concession area in the main hall.

10 am, Bella Borealis:  A trio of Leahbeth Harding, Jeanne Lambert and Polly Beach; Bella Borealis is a small group of talented women from the Kemptville area who sing a cappella and acoustic rootsy classics and contemporary songs.  Formed in spring 2012 after a chance encounter at Kemptville’s The Branch Restaurant, the group has made a name for itself with numerous local performances.  They have also released a full length album (2015’s Sweet & Dandy) and a Christmas album (2016’s Returning).

11:15, Alexis Earl: New to the fair, Alexis is a young pianist-composer and the granddaughter of Arnold and Helen Earl (well-known Ottawa musicians), she has been playing for around 15 years, and has recently decided to take music more seriously.  Her eclectic song selections range from Beethoven to Justin Timberlake, and her original pieces are hypnotic and experimental.  In addition to the Sustainability Fair, Alexis can be heard gracing the stages of numerous open mics in the area and is currently seeking gigs in restaurants and for special events.

12:30, Fiddlehead Soup: World folk and fiddle music group Fiddlehead Soup is an energetic trio of musicians as engaging as they are talented—they start with a haunting Celtic, medieval groove based around native Scotsman Doug Hendry’s open tuned 12 string guitar and warm tenor voice, then they weave it into a gypsy tapestry with mother and daughter Glenna Hunter and Ursa Meyer’s twinned fiddles and voices.  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!

2:00, Bruce Enloe: A singer –songwriter performing original songs that are equal parts folk, Americana and Beatle influenced pop, Bruce has, in recent years, been described as ‘the James Taylor of Kemptville’, but before that Bruce was born and raised in Bryan-College Station, Texas; the town where Lyle Lovett met Robert Earl King.  He has since added California, Europe and Canada to his list of both musical influences and travels.  After several years fronting the Burning Sensations, Kemptville Ontario’s largest band, he is now recording his third album and striking out on his own for a series of listening room style acoustic shows.