VOLUME 20 #12 This edition of Folk Lines wraps up a successful fall concert series, and provides a link for buying 2023 Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival passes at the best price of the year. We also give a recap of our Annual General Meeting and offer some gift-giving ideas.
Weekends at the Opera House, Fall 2022 Our fall series, Weekends at the Opera House, was wonderful, and celebrated musical diversity! We want to thank the musicians for providing such great entertainment, audience members who supported these shows, our volunteers who made it all happen, and our photographers who captured the essence of each concert so beautifully. The collage below pictures some of our fall musicians: 1 Grace Petrie (KJ), 2 Kellie Loder (GW), 3 William Prince (KJ), 4 Owen O’Sound Lee (KJ), 5 Sean McCann (GW), 6 Serena Ryder (KJ), 7 Jeremy Dutcher (GW). GW=photo by Garry Woodcock, KJ = photo by Kerry Jarvis.
The fall series also included concerts with Mo Kenney and AHI.
Funders We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Canada Council of the Arts, Canadian Heritage, and Music Nova Scotia.
Annual General Meeting (AGM) The Annual General Meeting of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society took place on November 24. Thanks to all those who attended, and most importantly, to all those who are serving on the Board of the Folk Harbour Society. As a registered, non-profit, charitable organization, our Board members direct our activities and play a vital role. Thanks to Folk Harbour’s Executive: President: Louis Robitaille, Vice-President: Tom McFall, Treasurer: Maggie Ostler, Secretary: Heather Joudrey. Our returning members at large are Dana Allen, Chris Anderson, Rhonda Chaput, Mary Dillon, Chris Jezzard, Robert Lawrence, and Johanna Patrick. We welcome a new Board member, Michael Pittman! We thank all these individuals for the countless hours they put in behind the scenes.
Festival 2023: Passes on sale now! The 38th annual Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival will take place from August 10 to 13, 2023. Christmas sale Festival passes are on sale now, for $145. These passes give access to all Festival venues for the four days of the event. This is the best price of the year…don’t miss out. This price is in effect until January 3, 2023. Early bird passes will be on sale from January 4 to April 15, 2023, for $160. Regular price passes will be on sale for $175 from April 16 through to the Festival (or until sold out). Everyone knows that the prices of just about everything—including most of our 2022 Festival costs—have increased greatly in the last year or so. Despite that, the 2023 Folk Harbour Festival is being offered to you at the same price as last year…a rare bargain in today’s economic climate.
2023 Festival passes – Christmas sale price
Pre-order Festival Merchandise
New this year! When you order your Festival passes, you can add a 2023-themed T-shirt to your cart. When you get to the Festival, you can pick up your order and be assured of getting the size and quantity you want. Shirts are $25, and come in sizes Small to XXL. The colour is “heather maroon” and the 2023 Festival artists will be listed on the back.
For the Folk Harbour fan in your life, we have Green “Songs of Peace” T-shirts ($25.00), Red “Hooked on Folk” hoodies ($45.00), Charcoal “Hooked on Folk” crewneck sweatshirts ($45.00), and “Peace, Love and Folk Music” canvas tote bags ($15.00). These are the same high-quality items that were sold during the 2022 Festival, supplied to us by Nor°easter Apparel. Shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies are available in small to 2XL sizes.
We also have our branded touques for $20 (seagull not included!)
Holiday hours at the Folk Harbour office Festival passes and merchandise can be purchased in-person at the Folk Harbour office, 125 Montague St., Lunenburg, (902) 634-3180. The regular office hours are Monday to Friday, 10 am to 12 noon. The office will be closed on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26.
Thanks! The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society would like to extend our thanks to Alex Astbury of Red Door Realty for donating two lovely wreaths that are on display in the front windows of the Lunenburg Opera House! We appreciate the festive touch!
The season of giving
Many people think about making donations at this time of year. While Folk Harbour accepts donations any time (and as a registered non-profit organization, we can issue receipts for tax purposes) we want to look back to some generosity that was evident during the 2022 Folk Harbour Festival. As usual, we collected donations of money and food during the Sunday morning gospel concert. After the Festival, Brian Jobb, Treasurer of the Lunenburg Interchurch Food Bank, wrote to let us know that almost $7,700.00 was donated, including a single donation of $3000.00. Several milk cartons of food were also donated. Amounts were similar to those at our previous full Festival in 2019. We know we have the best audience members anywhere: Folk Harbour fans are informed, engaged, and respectful…and as can be seen here, our audience members are generous, too. Thank you most sincerely!
The Board, staff, and volunteers of the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society wish all of you a happy and healthy holiday season.
©2022 Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society | 125 Montague Street, PO Box 655, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization. They are focused on preserving and celebrating the tradition of folk music through educational programs, youth scholarships and showcasing world-class musicians from across Canada, United States and beyond.