To celebrate Canada at 150 and Guelph at 190, Guelph Museums presents Fourth Friday: Oh Canada Concert Series. Kick off your weekend with a performance by Ian Bell accompanied by Tom Leighton! On the Fourth Friday of the month, Guelph Museums offers free admission to the Guelph Civic Museum after 5 PM, and performance at 7 PM.
Visitors can explore all exhibitions, including To The Gathering Place, A Ripple Effect: Canadians & Fresh Water and Wall of Art: O Canada.
Ian Bell has performed across North America Canada both on his own and with many ensembles. He has appeared at numerous folk festivals and in concerts and dances in venues ranging from Roy Thompson Hall to Randy Haskell’s barn. A musician with a Celtic flare, Bell’s repertoire includes traditional Canadian music and many original compositions.
Leighton plays a wide assortment of instruments, including piano, accordion, accordion bass, bouzouki, bodhran, whistles, jaw harps, mandolin and trombone. He performs regularly with Anne Lederman, Conrad Kipping, Danny Bakan, and in a duo with Mark Haines.
Ian and Tom will perform their popular “Confederation Generation” show with music and stories circa 1867.
UPCOMING FOURTH FRIDAY- OH CANADA CONCERTS:
August 25 Don Amero
September 22 Annakin Slayd
October 27 Andrew Craig
November 24 The Cocksure Lads/Mike Ford & Murray Foster
December 22 D’eve Archer