A Musical Summer Afternoon at Glencairn Farm with Jane Siberry and James Gordon.
On Sunday June 23, Glencairn Farm will be the setting for a unique moment of Musical Magic. In the high summer days which succeed the solstice, take time to savour companionship in the stirring company of Jane Siberry and James Gordon, two beloved Canadian artists who met at the University of Guelph in the 60’s, shared the early days of their writing and performing careers and set off on separate paths to transform life into song with their eyes on social justice and bursting with creativity. Jane has been travelling the world from living room salon to festival stage; James has kept writing and singing throughout Canada and the world, even while he sits in Guelph constituents’ kitchens. Hundreds of songs, dozens of albums, countless tours and uncounted decades later they will perform together, welcoming the audience to share the encounter.
Says James of this event: “… Jane’s indefatigable creativity and vision still feed me. Jane and I go back 45 years! Not always able to stay in touch, but always grateful for our encounters, the connection and the music!”
The appetizing prelude on June 23 will be the savouries of an English High Tea served before the concert begins. Following the concert, strawberry shortcake will be the icing on the afternoon. We thank Everton Culinary Academy chef Dale McCarthy for providing this elegant touch.
Sunday, June 23
Garden opens at 2 pm with English tea
Concert begins at 3 pm followed by Strawberry Shortcake
13233 5th Line Nassagaweya
2.5 kilometres south of Hwy. 7 between Rockwood and Acton
A Musical Summer Afternoon at Glencairn Farm will welcome 100 or more people to high tea and music of the highest order. Guests will come from both the local and wider Guelph, Rockwood, Acton, Milton community. Many will be residents of rural Nassagaweya and Eramosa.
The event is being promoted to the 1400 supporters of the CRC, to many other organizations with environmental and artistic goals, to local businesses and to the broader local community through posters, flyers, CRC website and social media as well as to fans and friends of the artists. CRC participates in many events in and around the area and will take advantage of these appearances to promote the event.
Sponsors will be associated with a unique concert experience. CRC has held several sold-out events to raise funds over the past 6 years. Most recently the Blue Springs Golf Tournament raised more than $32,000. CRC is within $95,000 of its current $350,000 goal, preparing for the LPAT Hearing which is currently underway. Four weeks into the 8-week Hearing, the concert will be a celebration of community spirit and the strong bonds which have been built with this shared concern. Sponsorship can also provide an opportunity for a company to promote its products and services to this audience of one hundred or more.
Sponsors will also be associated with conservation and protection of the environment, and with the protection of the agricultural community which surrounds the proposed quarry. CRC’s research has identified the proposed quarry site as habitat for the endangered Little Brown Bat, and other species at risk. A significant brook trout population is present in Brydson Creek just south of the site. The conservation of the moraine and its water purification and re-charge capacity is of primary concern, along with the protection of provincially significant wetlands.