Echoes of Glendale ’73

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-DunphyIt 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.Starring:Lawrence Cameron as Fr. John Angus Rankin & Joey BeatonDale Gillis as Fr. Eugene Morris & Willie FraserAdam MacNeil as Frankie MacInnisDougald MacNeil as Archie Neil ChisholmDoug Lamey as Alex Francis MacKayRodney MacDonald as Donald Angus BeatonAndrea Beaton as Theresa MacLellan & Elizabeth BeatonJoe MacMaster as Buddy MacMaster & “Sandy”Sarah MacInnis as Marie MacLellan & “Mary Jessie”Hannah Krebs as Margaret Dunn & “Anna”Bradley Murphy as Kinnon Beaton & “Dougie”John Pellerin as Donnie Dougald MacDonald & “Johnny”Susan MacLean as Maybelle Chisholm & Betty Lou MacMasterJacqueline Boyd as Margaret ChisholmSteve Luxton as “Richard”Supported by the West Side Performing Arts Cooperative and theMunicipality of the County of Inverness.


Jul 06 2023


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



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