Fiddle and guitar duo to play Fourth Friday concert celebrating How Sweet It Was exhibition opening

McCairley and MacLean

GUELPH, January 15, 2015: On January 23, celebrate the launch of Guelph Museums’ sweet new winter exhibitions with free admission and a free concert. Celtic musicians Fiona McCairley and Bob MacLean are set to play at Guelph Civic Museum for Fourth Fridays and to mark the opening of How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934-1968 and Wall of Art: Sweet.

McCairley is an award-winning fiddler, a clarinetist with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, and the co-founder and music director of the Guelph Celtic Orchestra. MacLean is a virtuoso guitarist, with expertise in a variety of styles. He was McDougall Cottage Artist In Residence for 2012 and is the founder and director of the Waterloo-Wellington Guitar Summit. As a duo, they play “straight up fiddle tunes, swingy arrangements, familiar hits and some surprises.”

How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934 to 1968 looks at a beloved mid-century Guelph candy store, Goody Sweets, recounting the store’s colourful past and exploring the traditional methods they used to make their sweets. Wall of Art: Sweet is a series of artworks by local artists that explore the concept of “sweet” in creative and innovative ways.


In the spirit of our “sweet” theme, there will be a candy bar and hot chocolate served Friday evening. Opening remarks are at 6:30 pm, and will be followed by music at 7 pm.

Guelph Civic Museum admission will be free from 5 to 9 pm January 23. The Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street.

Robin Morden
Community Relations Coordinator
Guelph Museums
[email protected]

Posted by Dawn Owen on January 15, 2015