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There was an Awesome Folk Concert at the Chapel on October 5

October 13, 2012

We had the great joy of hosting a third Folk Concert at our Chapel on October 5. I was touched both by the awesome music of the Concert, and the many sincere expressions of appreciation people offered for being able to gather together in the Chapel for it. These Folk Concerts are providing our Parish with a wonderful opportunity to connect with members of our community we might not otherwise meet (to illustrate, I was around 20 years older than the next oldest person present!). Many thanks to Mike Tod for organising this Concert, as he has the previous two. Many thanks also to Fr. Stan and St. John Chrysostom’s Parish for allowing us to use their internet connection to live stream the show.

Embedded below are 7 videos of the people who performed at the Concert. The first video is of Robbie Bankes, who is the amazingly young age of 17. The second and third videos are of the Edmonton folk singer Tyler Butler. The fourth and fifth are of Mike Tod. And the sixth and seventh are of the Vancouver folk group The Sumner Brothers. A brief word about the song on the last video, which The Sumner Brothers performed at the Concert. They shared with us that they wrote it after an encounter they had with an intoxicated man who pulled a picture of his brother from his pocket to show them, and then broke down and shared that his brother and his wife had both died in the past month. This song, and the compassionate way that The Sumner Brothers introduced it, show the caring for all people that to me are what folk music is all about. 

Mike tells me that he’d love to hold another Concert at the Chapel in the new year, and, of course, we’d love to have it. You may have noticed that I haven’t given the Concerts a high profile. This is because I am very aware that the Chapel can hold only 50 people! But if you would like to come to the next Concert, please tell me, and I’ll make sure that you know about it.

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