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Runs from Friday June 30 2023 to Sunday July 2 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


Strathspey Performing Arts Centre
PO Box 235
11156 Route 19
Mabou NS B0E 1X0

Event Notes


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.

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