Ag centre fundraising concert to be held

“I know the words to most of his songs. His music is extremely enjoyable.” Ben Ostrem, director Rimbey Agricultural Board

The first major fundraiser for the proposed new agricultural centre is to be held in Rimbey soon, and it promises to be an evening well worth attending with music and tales of the Canadian heartland performed by award winning musicians.

Gary Fjellgaard, Saskia and Darrel will perform at the Rimbey Community Centre Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The Dutch, Norwegian, Metis combo will perform selections from Fjellgaard’s new CD (The Collection) and Saskia and Darrel’s latest release, Songbirds, along with other well known popular selections.

Christmas selections and yodeling will also be added to the mix.

The trio has been together for 11 years, and Saskia said they are all looking forward to coming to Rimbey.

“All three of us are singers/songwriters. I am the bass guitar player and I play flute. Darrel, my husband, is an award winning songwriter and plays lead guitar.

And Fjellgaard is a Juno Award winning songwriter who plays mandolin and guitar.”

The trio, who perform a mix of western roots, folk, country and Celtic music, will tour throughout Alberta this winter. Their songs embrace stories about miners, cowboys, wind swept prairies and the romance and simplicity of Canadian heartland living.

“We really enjoy playing the small communities where it gives us a chance to meet all these wonderful people. We really want every to come out and enjoy the community event and spend an evening together,” said Saskia.

The first major fundraiser for the proposed new agricultural centre is to be held in Rimbey soon. Gary Fjellgaard, Saskia and Darrel will perform at the Rimbey Community Centre Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Rimbey Agricultural Board director Ben Ostrem, has heard Gary Fjellgaard play on numerous occasions. “I know the words to most of the songs. His music is extremely enjoyable.”

Tickets for the concert are available at T & S Farm and Feed, Stationary Stories and Sounds and from agricultural society members.

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