Michael Keith played a beautiful set in the Village Commons tent on the afternoon of August 18th. The eighth concert in the Friday Market Live Music Series was well-attended and full of laughter. Playing an entirely improvised set, Michael entranced the audience with a wide variety of musical textures – made entirely through his guitar and pedals.
About halfway through the concert, he began to improvise an song about the Village Commons. He sang: “The Village Commons – not so common after all”.
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On August 11, Heather Wolf and the Wild Revival played the seventh concert in the Friday Market Live Music series under the Village Commons tent.
Performing an eclectic mix of music, they captured the attention of the audience with their sweet harmonies, contagious energy, and vulnerability. The Portland-based band tries to come to Cortes every summer and were originally brought by Heather Wolf. Heather has family ties to Channel Rock and has been a both a camper and a zilla (camp councillor) with the Power of Hope.
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Four of Cortes Island’s women songwriters, and one man, got together for an afternoon of sharing stories and songs on August 6.
More than fifty people gathered under the big top in the Village Commons, in Mansons Landing, to listen to Denise Wolda, Josie Simpson, Juli Nelson, Brenda and DJ Hanson.
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On Friday Aug 4 Jemma Hicken joined Manda Aufochs Gillespie under the big tent in the village commons for another edition of Folk U’s coverage of the Friday Live Music series. Musician/reporter Louis Belcourt was a special guest.
Jemma played from her newest CD, ‘Get It Together’ and talked about the production process.
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Close to 200 people gathered in the Village Commons, in Mansons Landing, to celebrate the opening of the new Rainbow Ridge Trail System. There were 177 ticket stubs for the door prize and some people wandered in after that. As it was a hot summer’s day, most of them clung to shade beneath trees, awnings and the main tent.
Rose and Brenda Hanson, from the Klahoose First Nation, opened the ceremony.
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