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The Wardens open Lethbridge Folk Club season with songs, stories and photos

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The Lethbridge Folk Club opened their new season , Saturday, Sept. 8  at the Lethbridge College Cave with a well attended multi-media show from Banff/ Canmore folk trio the Wardens, consisting of Scott Ward and Ray Schmidt and  Bradley Bischoff — two  retired forest rangers  and one still on the job.The wardens opened the LEthbridge Folk Club season, Sept. 8. Photo by Richard Amery
They sang lovely harmonies and played sweet guitar as they told stories of living in the mountains and working as a ranger.

They sang about the history of Banff and Canmore area and some of the interesting characters who have lived there including a ranger’s wife who came to Canada as a Scottish war bride after the Second World War.
 An interesting number and story was about the experience of fighting forest fires as a ranger.

Another touching highlight was a tribute to a young  ranger, who died alone in the mountains after being thrown from his horse and writing a letter to his wife and family as his last act.

 Another more lighthearted number was “Ranger TV, about looking into a fireplace in the dead of winter.

 They wound up their set with an upbeat whimsical number about health food called “Supper on the Trail.”
 They sent everyone home with “Happy Trails.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 19 September 2018 10:15 )  
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