Music & Moonshine
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission by donation. Bring a lawn chair. Refreshments available.
Moves indoors in the case of rain (limited space)
Ian Bell, The Schotts, Matt Rait and fiddle champion Shane Cook join forces for a unique evening of music June 10.
We can all whistle a few bars of “New York, New York”, “London Calling”, or “Farewell To Nova Scotia”, but how about a whole evening’s worth of songs about the place we actually live in? That’s what happening on June 10th, when the Teeterville Pioneer Museum presents MUSIC & MOONSHINE an evening of songs from and about Norfolk County, by some of the area’s very best singers, songwriter and musicians.
The Sandplains Pickers is a band comprised of country and bluegrass favourites Darrin and Alison Schott, local singer and songwriter Ian Bell, North American fiddle champ Shane Cook and bass player Matt Rait. In concert, the five members of this versatile band trade off on vocals, guitars, fiddles, mandolins, banjos, harmonica, concertina and string bass. Look forward to some great three-part harmony singing as well.
The songs include some great originals by Ian, Darrin and Alison as well a songs by other local songwriters including Bruce “House” Milner and even the The Band’s Rick Danko. We’ll also be including some of the Darrin’s Norfolk County Fiddle Tunes project. (50 new fiddle tunes named for Norfolk County Communities) The group’s songs paint a picture of Norfolk from Backus Mill, tobacco kilns and farm kitchens to the Summer Garden dancehall, motorcycles and Port Dover fishermen.
The songs and instrumental music provide a great platform for the virtuosic playing of Shane Cook (a good friend from Dorchester) who is the only fiddler to have won both the Canadian and US fiddle championships and Glen Meyer’s own Darrin Schott on mandolin and fiddle, whose talents have led him to work with The Good Bros., Susan Aglukark, The Ennis Sister and even Stompin’ Tom Connors.
This old-time garden party-style concert will be held the night after the full Strawberry Moon, and will be a great way to usher in Canada’s 150th birthday with a truly local celebration of our past and present – not to mention a good opportunity to laugh, cry and tap your toes!
The Sandplains Pickers will also be joined by two great young Norfolk County performers Meg Coyle and Nadia Fardella, and by The Crooked Stovepipe Folk Orchestra.
The Naturalist’s Closet
November 8, 2016
The Teeterville Pioneer Museum is pleased to present the Naturalist’s Closet, a fashion show showcasing coats made through the collaborative effort of various community members lead by artist/educator Marguerite Larmand. This presentation will also include the special unveiling of Teeterville’s own Honeybee Coat, a coat depicting hand-embroidered swarms of honeybees, made by 26 participants over the course of 13 weeks.
Admission by Donation