(Clockwise from left) Le Vent du Nord, Martin Simpson and Colin Linden will all be coming to Harrison this fall for the 31st annual Season of Performing Arts. (Contributed)

(Clockwise from left) Le Vent du Nord, Martin Simpson and Colin Linden will all be coming to Harrison this fall for the 31st annual Season of Performing Arts. (Contributed)

Harrison Festival releases line-up for fall season

The 31st annual Season of Performing Arts will be kicking off Oct. 18

The Harrison Festival Society’s Season of Performing Arts is gearing up for another autumn of entertainment.

The season begins in mid-October, with a concert from England’s Martin Simpson.

The folk guitarist has been performing with a range of acoustic influences for more than 40 years, bringing everything from traditional English songs to Delta blues to the stage.

Simpson will be coming to Harrison’s Memorial Hall on Friday, Oct. 18, followed by festival favourite Colin Linden on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Linden has performed at the Harrison Festival of the Arts many times, with the Canadian roots and blues showcasing his guitar skills at the 2017 and 2018 Festival of the Arts.

This year taking on the 31st Season of Performing Arts in Harrison, Linden will be bringing his talents that have won him mutiple Juno awards as both a producer and performer.

Closing the fall season is a co-production with the Mission Folk Festival, taking place on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Le Vent du Nord will be bringing Quebecois energy and traditions to the start, with their mixture of fiddle, accordion, hurdy gurdy, piano and guitar. The songs, both contemportary and traditional, will incorporate the rhythm of podoryhtmie, or foot-tapping, with driving melodies and global influences.

All shows begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25, and can be purchased online at harrisonfestival.com, by calling 604-796-3664, or by stopping in to the Ranger Station Art Gallery (98 Rockwell Dr) and Agassiz’s Shoppers Drug Mart (7130 Pioneer Ave).



grace.kennedy@ahobserver.com

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