Sunday, June 7, 2009

Harbour supper and concert

Saturday is the Chili And Fish Chowder Community Supper and Concert in the Harbour. I made a mixed greens salad for the supper, Ruth made chili, Nancy made a rhubarb meringue cake, and various other people made chilis, fish chowder, salad, pie, and apple crumble. There was also apple cider and coffee and tea to drink. Personally, I stuffed myself. I had to try everything!


The community hall is small and packed, I'm sure there were at least 50 people in a couple of shifts having dinner there. As folks finished there meals they moved out onto the deck to enjoy the warm spring evening.


Mike was responsible for organizing the music for the concert, which commenced after dinner in the church across the road.


The church is quite lovely inside, very simple but great acoustics. A few of the pews had cushions, there was a bit of a rush to get a seat with a cushion.

I think there were eight musicians altogether, they were roughly organized into several bands, with lots of overlap in membership. Peter consented to MC the evening (and did a fine job of it!)...


The music was a mix of Celtic, Old Time, Jazz and Rock, including Leonard Cohen and the Eurythmics.

Paddy's Pub Session Band is made up of two Mikes, Aaron, Ariana, and Denise...


Rise Up Shannon is Mike, Aaron and Denise...


Trip A Lady (triple-A, D) is Aaron, Ariana, Andy and Denise...


Mike Milne played by himself and with friends (Andy and Aaron)...



Andy is quite the clown...


T@b is Ariana and Andy...


I remember Ariana as a little girl in the same Grade Two class as my son Sam...


And finally there was Dennis and Friends, Jennifer and Mike...


Dennis and Jennifer fiddling together is an amazing sight! Dennis is good friends with Jennifer's parents, he has known Jennifer since she was born and has had not a little to do with her musical education. They play together very well!


Earlier in the evening I got to listen briefly to them practicing at Mike and Ruth's place...


It was a wonderful concert, everyone had a great time I am sure. I got to meet a few people I hadn't seen in a while. At the end, as we were chatting on the lawn out front before leaving to our separate homes, we could see the full moon rising in the east, an impressive sight. Only minutes before the sun had set over the Bay of Fundy. This is such a beautiful place.

2 comments:

Barbara Anne said...

What a perfectly wonderful evening! Friends, food, music, and beautiful surroundings - what could possibly be better?!

Do you imagine you'll move back there to live or is this to be your sweet summer haven?

Annie said...

Hi Barbara Anne

It's certainly an idyllic life isn't it? Well you never know, we'll just see what the future brings. Right now the old saying "One day at a time" really rings true for me. Also, "This too shall pass."

Hugs to you