Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival

John and I spent 3 1/2 days in Lunenburg at the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. We did return home for a quick sleep each night, and then back to Lunenburg for more fabulous music and sunshine by the ocean. This is just a brief overview of the venues...a couple more blogs coming this week about specific artists.There were many stages set up across the town of Lunenburg. Above is the Bandstand, with a natural amphitheatre and looking down towards the harbour. Below, my favourite location...the Wharf Stage. Suzie Vinnick was performing when I took this photo.And here is the view from the wharf up to the town....such a spectacular setting.The weather was cooperating for a change. Most of my visits to Lunenburg include rain or snow or fog. But the festival weekend was full of heat and sunshine. Here is the Mainstage, where the evening performances and the Sunday Gospel Concert are held:The Gospel Concert is one of the most popular events of the Festival. Here, Matt Large from Notre Dame de Grass leads the crowd. The Lunenburg crowd loves to participate, and the sound is amazing under the big tent. All the performers gathered on the stage with Lennie Gallant for the final Gospel performance.

I really don't have the words to describe how much we enjoyed our Festival passes. We had such a great time, and I was awestruck at all the talent we heard and saw. The Festival is going on my "must attend" list for next year!

Tomorrow: a story about Lennie Gallant, a sharpie, and me.

3 comments:

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Looks like a great time! Thanks for sharing!

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Moose said...

Fabulous and I can't wait to hear about Lennie Gallant! He is one of my favorites that preformed at Celtic Colours quite a few years ago.... even though I don't speak French!!
Tail Wags to All.
~Moose

Julie said...

Lennie Gallant is one of my favorites that preformed at Celtic Colours quite a few years ago...
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