Mundare Famers Day is always a treat for musicians, local residents and farmers to spend an evening together and this year was no exception! By 5 pm, the tables were set up on Main Street, the musician’s tent was filled with performers, people were gathering and music was filling the air. The food was ready and so were the appetites.
The Off Ramp Boys (Randy Kereliuk, Ralph Lange, Rob Hughes and Gordon Forbes) started off the evening with familiar country songs including: Three Wooden Crosses, I’ll Fly Away and Country Roads. Next up, Lorne Fill, a local farmer, and always a crowd pleaser, performed folk songs including Did She Mention My Name, a Ukrainian song, and The Cat Came Back.
Mayor Charlie Gargus took the stage and brought greetings from the Town of Mundare and wished rain and a good growing season to all the farmers and gardeners.
The Barter Trio (Malachi, Micah and Mike) entertained the crowd with toe tapping fiddle tunes including Red Wing and St. Anne’s Reel. Roger Harrison from Holden was on hand to perform several songs including Romance Flats and an original song Save the Light.
The Fiddlin’ Kiddlins were well represented and are continuing the legacy of Heather Soldan with many fiddle tunes. Bailey Stefan from Vegreville sang several songs including Hold Back the River, How To Be a Heartbreaker, and Black Horse and a Cherry Tree. Don Harfield with a little help from his music friends, finished off the evening with songs including Summer Time and Something to Sing About.
Despite the gathering and ominous clouds, the evening was warm and without rain. The Town put on another great Farmers Day and everyone enjoyed themselves!
Photography by Rob Hughes
Photography by Anna Tomyn