Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Best Family Event in July - The Harrison Festival of the Arts

For locals, the Harrison Festival of the Arts is like taking a holiday at home. For visitors it is one more reason to come back to Harrison Lake. Imagine grabbing a lawn chair and setting it up under the branches of a willow tree swaying in the breeze, suddenly you hear an instrument being tuned - just wait, the magic is about to begin.  Likely you will not know the song - that is part of the fun of music exploration. The world comes to Harrison Hot Springs from July 11 to the 19th and with them comes their music, stories, art and goods. Check out the festival lineup at harrisonfestival.com.

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This year, so far, I have caught three performances. Last Saturday at the Memorial Hall, Ayrad mesmerized us with a Moroccan blend of propulsive music. Soon we were a hip-swaying dancing mass under the spell of Ayrad's massive groove. Such a good time.

Last night on the beach, Don Alder was featured. A guitar virtuoso that packed a huge wow factor. Also I had never seen a harp guitar. It is pictured above.

At the Memorial Hall, this the only Literary Cafe of the festival featured Corin Raymond's "Bookworm".  Weaving a tale about the power of books, family and love Corin seemed to plumb my own memories with tales about Spider-Man, Ray Bradbury and the Minotaur. He ended "Bookworm" to a standing ovation. Well done Corin!  

I should mention the Memorial Hall is a small, intimate room that is wonderfully air conditioned.

These performances are now all in the past but there is much more to come. Check it out at harrisonfestival.com. See you there....

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Stephen Mullock
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