Perogies and Jam was pleased to provide musicians to help with the Farmers Day celebrations at the Town of Mundare for the June 7 evening event. There were about 130 enthusiastic attendees at this annual event and their spirits were not dampened by the threatening weather outside as the event was pre-emptively moved inside the community hall. The food was great and included turkey and ham, lots of salad, potato and dessert donated by local farmers. Dignitaries on hand included MLA Jacquie Fenske and Mayor Mike Saric. Our appreciation goes out to CAO Colin Zyla, his assistant Theresa Warawa, and all the kitchen help for the excellent preparations leading up to the event.
The early birds to the supper were treated to local folk singer Lorne Fill, singing some of his own songs, and favorites such as Grandma’s Feather Bed, while MC, Don Harfield contributed on a couple of songs. Another local folk singer, Barb Mohr from Tofield, took to the stage, singing White Liar, Break Away, You’re No Good, and Fields of Gold, as more and more people arrived. Next up was Randy Kereliuk from Vegreville who is always appreciated for his strong Country vocals, singing Wrapped Around, Remember When, Break it to Them Gently, and Forever and Ever Amen. Rob Hughes accompanied on drums for these sets.
Tobin Fell from Vegreville displayed his keyboard talents as the food was being served. Cassidy Zahar from Bellis performed a set including songs from her CD and her recent performance at the North American Country Music Associations Int’l (NACMAI) in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Cassidy was recognized as the International Female Vocalist of the Year and the International Video of the Year for 2013 in the 13 to 16 year old category.
Terry Jorden (keyboard and vocals) from Sherwood Park, accompanied by Ralph Lange (double bass, fiddle and vocals), and Rob Hughes on set drums, performed Folk, Popular, Blues and Jazz tunes for the last hour. Those who stayed right to the end heard an impromptu and vocally rich version of Wagon Wheel, by Randy, Cassidy, Terry, Lorne, Ralph and Rob.
Way to go Mundare!
Photos Courtesy of John Wagner