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Windy Castle Medieval Faire murder mystery entertains at Galt Museum

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The Windy Castle Medieval Faire broke even on a late starting,  fundraising interactive murder mystery “Kill Me I’m Irish” at The Galt Museum, March 17.

The Windy City Medieval Faireheld a fundraising murder mystery, March 17. Photo by Richard Amery
There was Irish Stew and Irish beer and a handful of people learning their characters, dressed an an array of green and nineteenth century, early twentieth century Irish outfits.


Renee Frenette played lovely harp  as well.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:32 )
 

Spitzee Post band play newgrass for Lethbridge Folk Club

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The Lethbridge Folk Club didn’t have a great turnout for their March 17 presentation of High River newgrass band, the Spitzee Post band at the Lethbridge College Cave.

The Spitzee Post Band playing the Lethbridge Folk Club, March 17. Photo by Richard Amery
 Only 18 paid attendees were in attendance.
 I caught them in the middle of a break, but caught a solid second set which opened with the Waterboys‘ “Fisherman’s Blues” and showed off lead singer Joe Gore’s mandolin.


They switched instruments throughout the set. Rhonda Shippey alternated between acoustic guitar and banjo. Gore traded his mandolin for a guitar, lead guitarist  Wayne Corner alternated between a national steel guitar for slide guitar and an acoustic guitar. upright bassist Coralee Gore thumped and shuddered out rhythm. Craig West played some hot fiddle throughout the set.


They also played a Steeldrivers song “ The Ghost of the Machine.”
 Gore had a big raspy voice along the lines of Steve Earle or Dr. John with just a touch of Chris Stapleton.
Just to show off their diverse musical tastes, they played a very cool  original called “Reggae Rider,” which  blended bluegrass with reggae music.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:32 )
 

Junkman’s Quire play packed house for St. Patrick’s Day

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Average Joes was packed with St. Patrick’s Day revellers, March 17.

Local jazz/folk/celtic band Junkman’s Quire were in fine form, showing off the prowess of fiddlers Megan Brown and Tom Scott who traded maracas for his fiddle for an outstanding fiddle duel.

George Fowler of the Junkman’s Quire at the Average Joes for St Patrick’s Day. Photo by Richard Amery
 Kilt wearing Megan Brown was singing to wind up the set, though a kilted George Fowler took up his cello and sang the last song of the set I caught. Fowler added percussion, guitar and cello throughout.


 They entertained a full dance floor before taking a break.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 March 2018 09:01 )
 

Adequate bring St. Patrick’s Day funk

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Adequate bring the funk to any party.

Adequate’s Keenan Pezderic at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, March 17. photo by Richard Amery
 This time, they brought the funk and the noise to a full Owl Acoustic lounge for St. patrick’s Day, March 17.


Keenan Pezderic sang lead vocals while playing bass instead of from behind the drum kit where he usually is when I see them.
 Scott Mezei gleefully smashed away at the drums while adding vocals to a variety of funk and  R and B hits.


I arrived in the middle of “You Sexy Thing,” and stuck around for some James Brown’ “Get Off of that Bed” and an excellent version of “I Heard It through the Grapevine.”

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 March 2018 08:47 )
 

Petunia tests new songs for St. Patrick’s Day

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It is always fun to see Petunia test out new material.

Nathan Godfrey And Petunia returned to the Slice for St. Patrick’s Day. Photo by Richard Amery
 He returned to the Slice for St. Patrick’s Day to entertain approximately 50 people, promising to return later in the year with a full band.


Petunia and lead guitarist Nathan Godfrey played their usual gripping set of traditional country inspired music.

Petunia yodelled and told stories, noting he was recording another new CD.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 28 March 2018 08:41 )
 
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