What a hoot!

6 Mar
Hootenanny 4

Hootenanny 4

By Diva Jenna Ujiye

Last Saturday was the 4th Hootenanny, a fundraiser for the Goderich Celtic Folk Society. Organizer John Lodge, along with Warren and Eleanor Robinson, asked if I would be part of this event, to which I said yes! I hadn’t really heard of a hootenanny in the past, so I looked it up and found out that it is a sing along concert, typically in the folk music genre.

There were a variety of songs performed throughout the evening including: Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel and more.

Phil Main and Finaloa McGuinty

Phil Main and Finaola McGuinty

Well what a night I had.  Not really knowing what to expect, this event truly blew my mind! There were over 170 people in attendance and many people were singing along. There were 16 of us performing and each song was unique and different from the next. One thing I have to say is that I can’t wait until the next event!

Dave Armour

Dave Armour

The performers included: Don and Betsy Rivera, Finola McGuinty, Evie Shand, Florence Stalenhoef, Jenny Cousteils, Marianne Hogan, Dave Armour, Phil Main, John Lodge, Warren and Eleanor Robinson, Mike Reynolds and Kim and Travis Teed. If you are interested in other Hootenanny or Goderich Celtic Roots Festival events make sure to visit: http://www.celticfestival.ca

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