It is that time of the year again, the 55th Miramichi Folksong Festival got underway on Sunday with an outdoor Gospel concert followed the next morning with a hearty breakfast of hash browns, scrambled eggs, bacon, toast and tea/coffee with a generous dose of downeast music!!!!
The days are filled with music at the luncheons and evenings with the concert with a full slate of performers hailing from Ireland, Scotland, Texas, Maine to name a few.
Pictures here below the billboard for the Festival is Gerry Roberts and his wife, Brenda from Ireland. Gerry is a superb guitar player and a marvelous singer.
Next, we have Ian Craig from Edinburgh,great performer!
I was fortunate enough to get my picture taken with Gerry and Brenda Roberts.
Another darling of the Festival is one of our own, Melanie Ross Breen!
I volunteer (along with countless others) every year. It is a great pleasure to volunteer for the Director of the Festival, Susan Butler, who just lately received a docturate at St. Thomas University of Fredericton to go along many more achievements including the Order of Canada and of New Brunswick, just a spirited, energetic person!!!!