Echoes of Glendale '73 Friday, June 30, 2023 at 8:00 PM ADT
Friday, June 30, 2023
KitchenFest! proudly presents Echoes of Glendale '73 A commemorative production to honour the 50th anniversary of the historic Glendale concert. Written and directed by Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy
It was at this time, 50 years ago that a historic movement was brewing. Inspired by indignation following the documentary “The Vanishing Cape Breton Fiddler” which aired on CBC television in 1972, a group of culturally-concerned music supporters took it upon themselves to make a response statement. They combed the hills and glens of Cape Breton, rounding up 100 fiddlers to perform at the next annual Glendale festival to prove fiddling was still very much a part of the island’s culture. It would all become a catalyst of action, spurring on initiatives like the birth of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association, and organized change in community. As part of celebrations surrounding KitchenFest! 2023, a commissioned performance has been created by playwright Brenda MacLennan-Dunphy and will feature a host of musicians honouring those there in 1973. Supported by the West Side Performing Arts Cooperative and the Municipality of the County of Inverness.
Strathspey Performing Arts Centre
PO Box 235
11156 Route 19
Mabou NS B0E 1X0