Event Dates: July 04, 2014 - July 06, 2014
Accordion and fiddle sounds will channel through your feet as they unconsciously tap in slow unison to haunting melodies or quicken to the tunes of jigs and reels. A voice lifts a cappella from the stage telling a story in song of shipwrecks and of legends, ballads of life and love. Musicians and singers from nine to ninety, from far and near, connect in a festival of rich musical heritage.
Traditional, Irish, Country and Gospel are part of the eclectic offerings. The Penney Folk Dancers, Burin Heritage and Little Bay Heritage Dancers will hold you in time as they swing or weave intricate patterns of the olde dances: the Square, Lancers or Kitty’s Rambles, to the tunes of Ed Corcoran and Austin Antle. Step dancers magically lift their feet in seemingly effortless complex footwork, still staying ‘close to the floor’. John Joe Pidgeon, an accordion virtuoso, enchants us with sounds that carry across the ocean to the countries of our origins.
Joining the hundred or so local performers for afternoon and evening performances on July 4th(night only,) 5th and 6th will be the return of many past performers with their families in the "Passing it On" session in celebration of this our 31st festival. Hear and feel our music and songs with opening ceremonies on Friday night and featured performers Johnboy and Racquel Walsh. Join in our "set" and "step" dancing workshops on Saturday and Sunday. Learn how to make an Ugly Stick, and how to dance "close to the floor"! .Bring a friend for a" toutons and tea mug up" on Saturday night at this indoor, nonalcoholic event. Be swept out for a waltz at the Saturday night performance of Ray Walsh Family Band. Applaud our young folk singers on Sunday afternoon and have fun with the accordion ladies of "The Sweet Forget-Me-Nots" plus the wonderful music of "Forward & Lewis" on Sunday night! Program schedule will be at Heritage Run Visitor Information Centres or available by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission Fee: adult $8/day or $20/weekend, children $4/day or $10/weekend (age 12 and under free)
Ages Event is Appropriate For: The whole family!
Accessibility Notes: Wheelchair accessible.