Kingsburg Summer Concert Series 2018
Duckworth Real Estate hosts an annual Summer Musical Series in The Barn. Every year, the roster is different. We try to cater to the various tastes of people of the South Shore. Our pool of talent is primarily from Atlantic Canada, and largely Nova Scotian. Sometimes we venture out and bring in people like Mary Barry (http://marybarry.ca) from Newfoundland.
Full roster of 2018 season is forthcoming. The following are confirmed:
Steve Normandin, accordionist and pianist
Friday, August 24th at 7 pm
Self-taught accordionist and pianist Steve Normandin's extensive knowledge of French songwriting has led him to perform in many different parts of the French-speaking world. A composer and lyricist, he's also a terrific singer who can perform Canadian Folk or French songs with real panache.
Between the years 2003 and 2007 if you wanted to catch Steve in performance you could do so at various places across the globe—Australia, Singapore, Germany, France, Belgium—as an actor-musician in "The Busker's Opera", a rock opera staged by Canadian heavy-hitter, Robert Lepage. He also worked with great Canadian and French artists, from songwriting to classical world (soprano Suzie LeBlanc, Anne Sylvestre, Gilles Vigneault, Trois-Rivières and Quebec Symphony orchestras, and many more).
A collector of 78's from the first half of the 20th century (French Music Hall, Québec singers, old-time jazz, Swing...) Steve regularly salvages those would-be relics from the dust bin of history and revivifies them for both his own pleasure and that of his listening audience. He performs regularly as both a soloist and with the many and diverse ensembles that call upon his talents, including any of several Jazz Manouche outfits.
Steve makes his home in France since 2015 : Brittany, next to the sea.
Here's what they said about Steve at "Django in June" in 2017 in Northampton, Massachussets, USA.....
Other barn concert notices are forthcoming....
Lecture Series 2018
Series title: Poetry and Psychoanalysis
Professor Seán Kennedy of Saint Mary’s University
also citizen of Kingsburg
All lectures are on Wednesday night
and at 7 pm
at the Kingsburg Barn
'Something there is that doesn't love a wall': Robert Frost in the Age of Trump
'Hunting the salami: Penis Envy in Carol Ann Duffy's "Frau Freud"'
Me too? Feminist solidarity in Andrew McMillan's "Leda To Her Daughters"
All are welcome.