Nov 20, 2023 / by Folk Harbour / No Comments
VOLUME 21 #11
This edition of Folk Lines features the final two concerts in this fall’s Weekends at the Opera House series and tells you how to get passes for the 2024 Folk Harbour Festival. We also give a brief review of Folk Harbour’s recent Annual General Meeting.
Weekends at the Opera House: Fall 2023
This series has brought a diversity of styles and sounds to our stage, and has had first-time attendees and Folk Harbour regulars in our venue. To everyone who supported the series thus far, thank you!!

Weekend #5—’Tis the Season

Reeny’s Family Christmas: November 24

With deep roots in the St. Thomas Baptist Church in North Preston, NS, Reeny Smith and family are the perfect performers to deliver soul-stirring and room-silencing renditions of seasonal favourites. In 2022, Reeny released an EP, Where You At Santa?, that she says allowed her to combine her love for both Christmas itself and the music of the season.
In this video, “Dear Santa”, she beautifully delivers a perfect seasonal message, with lyrics that include: “I don’t want a present, what would I even ask for / It’s that time of year when all I really feel is thankful”.
Please join us on November 24 for what promises to be a joyful and uplifting Christmas concert.
Tickets: $35 ($17.50 for those 25 years and under)
Lennie Gallant and the Innkeeper’s Christmas: November 25

Lennie Gallant and the Innkeeper’s Christmas is quickly becoming a holiday standard. Lennie will appear with his band: multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Patricia Richard, fiddle and bass player, Keelin Wedge, and keyboard player, Julien Robichaud.
For those of you already holding tickets, enjoy!
Weekends at the Opera House, Fall 2023—more details

All shows take place at the Lunenburg Opera House, 290 Lincoln St., Lunenburg

Doors open at 6:45 pm, shows start at 7:30 pm

Seating is general admission

Ticket prices include taxes

All ticket sales are final

Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Folk Harbour office, 125 Montague St., Lunenburg, (902) 634-3180 or online through Ticketpro

Buy tickets for Weekends at the Opera House

The concerts in this series have showcased exceptionally talented musicians!
Weekend #3
Left: Dave Sampson (Kerry Jarvis photo)
Right: Jodi Guthro (Garry Woodcock photo)

Weekend #4
Left: Irish Mythen (Kerry Jarvis photo)
Right: Ian Sherwood (Garry Woodcock photo)

Festival 2024: Passes are on sale now!

The 39th annual Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival will take place from August 8 to 11, 2024.
Early Bird passes are on sale now for $160 ($80 for those 25 years and under) including all taxes. This price will be in effect until April 15, 2024, but note that this year, there will be a limited number of Early Bird passes available. Buy early to avoid disappointment. Passes can be purchased online, by phone through Ticketpro (1-888-311-9090), or through the Folk Harbour office (902 634-3180, 125 Montague St., Lunenburg). From April 16, 2024 and after, full Festival passes will cost $190 (including taxes).

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society’s Annual General Meeting

On November 15, 2023, the Folk Harbour Society held its Annual General Meeting. This meeting allowed Folk Harbour to carry out its required activities under the Societies Act, elect new Board members, and give an outline of plans for renovating the Lunenburg Opera House.

Music Week at the Lunenburg Library: November 28 to December 2

Our friends at the Lunenburg Library are organizing a week packed with music-related fun! Listen, learn, dance, create, and more. See poster below or contact the Library for more information: (902) 634-8008

Note that on November 30, Margo Carruthers is presenting a talk, “Women and the Power of Song”. Margo was a keynote speaker at the 2023 Folk Steps conference on this topic and her presentation was entertaining and informative.

Tickets are still available for Reeny’s family Christmas on November 24, a concert that is sure to put everyone in the spirit of the season!

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