It's sure to be an entertaining evening at this edition of Tuesday Night at the Museum. On Tuesday, March 17th at 7pm, join Ian Bell as he presents St. Patrick's Day, The Irish in Ontario.
Ian Bell performs Irish songs, uses jigs and reels from both sides of the Atlantic. This program focuses on the lives of Irish immigrants in Early Ontario.
About the Presenter:
Ian Bell has performed across Canada and in the United States since the late 1970’s. on his own and with a number of different ensembles, he has appeared at numerous folk festivals (Winnipeg, Mariposa, Edmonton, Ottawa, Yellowknife, Owen Sound, Lunenberg, Montmagny, and others) and in concerts and dances in venues ranging from the Lincoln Centre to the finest Ontario barns.
Ian was first smitten by the folk songs he heard at hootenannies he attended with his parents in the very early ‘60s, and later at the Mariposa Festivals of the early ‘70s. While in his twenties, Ian was lucky enough to be able to find ways to make music with a number of great players who were a generation (or two) senior to him. They included fiddlers Tommy McQueston, and Carl Grexton, step dancer Alec Mulligan, fiddler/dance caller Jack Hayes, and later, Mennonite singer Onias Webber. Ian is forever grateful to them for their generosity of spirit and the link they forged in the long chain of traditional music.
Admission is only $3 and tickets are available at the door. 'Tuesday Night at the Museum' is a monthly feature at the L&A County Museum & Archives, located at 97 Thomas Street East in Napanee.