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The Great Plains in Concert this St. Patrick's Day

posted Feb 25, 2015, 1:43 PM by Wesley United Church
A Concert with Saskia and Darrel
also known as “The Great Plains”
Presented by the Wesley United Church

Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 PM

Tickets go on sale March 1st!
For advance tickets and info:
please contact
Wesley United Church Office at 306-586-5220 or
wesleyuc@sasktel.net

The Great Plains are certainly no strangers to Regina as they have played up and down every highway and byway with their delightful, all-Canadian show they call “Song of the Prairies”. On Tuesday, March 17th (Saint Patrick’s day), they will add some fun St Patty’s tunes to repertoire.

Enjoy a heartwarming show filled with music, merriment, and mayhem, as Saskia and Darrel deliver a fun blend of folk music, an unpredictable series of songs that change every time you see them. They delight their audience with tales about Prairie Elevator, Blue birds, War brides, Louis Riel, Patchwork Quilts, and then surprisingly will share a wonderful tender song about their spiritual journey then break into Swiss yodeling, or sing in Gaelic, (Irish) Dutch, or French.

“Great Plains” are a veteran touring act; with an easy, crowd-friendly style that instantly endears them to any audience. This is true Canadiana; real songs drenched in Canadian culture and heritage delivered in a comfortable highly skilled set with oodles of self-poking humor. A taste of Celtic, a dab of bluegrass, and lots of engaging stories wrapped around extremely ear-wormy melodies.

Bragg Section!  They have toured extensively with Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy. They were awarded Top Folk Album in Holland; Artist, Album, and Songwriter of the year from SCMA, received  Top 5 People’s Choice awards, and have enjoyed many years airplay on CBC, CKUA  and Top folk charts in Canada, the USA and Europe.

What do others say about our Saskia and Darrel: One of the Great Songwriters in Canada; Gary Fjellgaard The Voice of an Angel”.  Gerrit Vermeij. Radio 2  Holland 2012  “Standing Ovation in Switzerland”.  Robert Collette, Ambassador, Berne/Switserland.  “Wild response from the Audience”. Todd Maclean. The Guardian, Charlotte Town, Prince Edward Island. On the top of my List of Entertainers. Edwin Greeve. Comox Valley Arts Council.


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