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Jesse Ferguson is a folk musician born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario. He grew up in a musical family and learned guitar from his father. His love of Celtic music, in particular, was nurtured in the region’s pubs, town fairs and at the Glengarry Highland Games. He was particularly influenced by local bands like Haggis, the Crofters, Hadrian’s Wall and the Glengarry Bhoys. These bands showed that traditional music could be relevant to today’s society and that it provided ample scope for innovation in the form of fusion sounds. Cont. on page 4
Jesse will be performing at Schnitzels European Flavours (158 Pitt St., Cornwall) on Thursday, July 28, 9pm-1am (no cover charge) and at the Glengarry Highland Games (Maxville, ON) on Friday, July 29, 2pm (in the Metcalfe Centre).
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It is that time of the year again. The 64th Glengarry Highland Games in Maxville will be taking place on Friday July 29th and Saturday July 30th. Here are some photos from the event in the past. All photographs were taken by veteran Cornwall photographer Marcel Quenneville, which were generously donated to the Cornwall Community Museum in Lamoureux Park by his daughter Barb Tobin.
The first Maxville Highland Games, July 31st, 1948. Prime Minister Mackenzie King, MP for Glengarry gave the ABOVE: John Fisher, opening address at the first games. King has been followed by a number of promient Canadians including Prime aka "Mr. Canada" Ministers John Diefenbaker aka "MacDief," Lester B. Pearson, Ontario Premier Leslie Frost, Robert Stanfield and opened the games Jean Beliveau to name just a few. in 1953. LEFT: Signing the Games' guest book. Bandsmen toasting the Games, 1979.
RIGHT: Dr. D.M. Gamble, John Jamieson, and Angus H. McDonell helped make the earlier games ABOVE: Officiating at the 1961 ganes: from left: Dame Flora MacLeod, Ontario Lieutenant-Governor successful. K.C. MacKay, games president, Dr. D.M. Gamble, Major Angus A. MacDonald and Mrs. MacKay.
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ABOVE: The mass bands perform in front of the grandstand at the Games.. Pipe Band Major, 1979. LEFT: The Caber toss.
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The Cultural Plan was released! It recommends amongst other things that SD&G get an Arts and Cultural Centre. This is excellent news! The study itself was expensive to tell us essentially what we already knew, however this report was necessary to move the process forward. I know a few people are advocating the business side of an Arts and Culture Centre, however I hope that the main stakeholders, the Artists of SD&G are well represented if an Arts Council is indeed created. We only have one chance to make an arts and cultural centre, and we need to do it right! One figure in the Cultural Plan study surprised me! Literary Arts in SD&G exceeds the provincial average! According to the Cultural plan there may be cultural tourism opportunities by having a Literary Festival. I am proud to be the Seeker Choice Literary Artist of the Year and a part of the literary community here in Cornwall. Unlike competitive sports, there are few opportunities for artists to receive acknowledgment for their creative works and talent, especially in literary arts. Jason McNamara who won the award for Visual Artist of the Year had one of his photos showcased on the cover of Cornwall Living Magazine, and Melanie and the General Electyk who won the award for Music of the Year played Lift-off, but there are few opportunities for Literary Artists to showcase their work. I am very happy for Jason McNamara and Melanie and the General Electyk, and that some artists are getting their talents showcased. They deserve it! I think support for Literary Arts is long over due, and I am pleased by the recommendation of the report. I think a Literary Festival would be awesome! If there is enough interest, I would gladly volunteer or even help to organize such a festival. Free Download! You can download a free demo of my book "Anarchy and Heartbreak" which came out 11 months ago. This demo features a few samples of my poetry, aphorisms, and reflections. However if you want the entire book you will have to purchase a hard copy from me. Download your free demo here: http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/anarchyand-heartbreak---free-demo/16219927
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While he has had an interest in singing since he was very young, his first instrument was the mandolin, followed by the guitar. But he wasn’t content to stop there—Jesse is always curious about other instruments and techniques for playing. He’s even built some instruments: a biscuit-tin mandolin made from a cookie tin, scrap wood and sewing needle frets, and recently a more polished piece—a mountain dulcimer (a stringed instrument native to the Appalachian mountain region of the USA). Experimentation aside, his main instruments for performance are the guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and bodhran (the traditional Irish hand drum).
PERFORMANCE HISTORY: Jesse has performed solo and with other musicians in “pick-up bands.” He’s played festivals, highland games and pubs in cities like Cornwall, Ottawa, Miramichi, Campbellton, Moncton, Fredericton, and Sydney, Nova Scotia, where he currently teaches at Cape Breton University. Like any true folk musician, Jesse is willing to play anywhere he’s welcome, from busking on city street corners to retirement homes to formal performances at pubs and more prestigious venues like the Fredericton Playhouse or the Glengarry Highland Games. To him, folk music isn’t about ego—it’s about bringing the music into everyday life and inviting the audience to be active in the experience.
SONGWRITING AND RECORDINGS: Most often, Jesse performs a mix of Celtic, classic rock and original songs. He’ll tailor the set list to the venue to ensure the audience is happy. When he writes original pieces, he taps into his interest in poetry, which culminated in the publication of a full-length book Harmonics (2009). His first album, New Old Songs, was released in 2009 and can be purchased at www.cdbaby.com/cd/fergusonjesse. This CD of Celtic music was recorded and mastered by Jesse, and he performs all vocals and instrumentals on it. New Old Songs has sold hundreds of copies around the world and has aired on radio and podcasts. He also posts videos of traditional and contemporary music on youtube (youtube.com/BardofCornwall) as The Bard of Cornwall, a name that expresses his pride in his hometown. His youtube videos have been watched over 2.5 million times by people from around the globe.
UPCOMING PERFORMANCES: As part of a short summer tour, Jesse will perform music and lead two workshops on traditional Scottish song at the New Brunswick Highland Games in Fredericton, NB (July 22 and 23). Then he’ll give two
performances in Ontario: the first at Schnitzels European Flavours (158 Pitt St., Cornwall) on Thursday, July 28, 9pm-1am (no cover charge), and the second will be a short set at the Glengarry Highland Games (Maxville, ON) on Friday, July 29, 2pm (in the Metcalfe Centre). He keeps an up-to-date list of his gigs on his youtube channel page and on his facebook fan page: www.facebook.com/bardofcornwall. Booking information is also available on those sites.
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the SEEKERS KEEPERS Recipe Section SUMMER ENTERTAINING FOR VEGETARIANS If you are feeling daunted by the fact that some of your summer guests may be vegetarian, you will be relieved to read the following recipes. You will be able to prepare everything the day before your company comes, so way less stress for you, the hostess. Thanks to Miriam for giving me the recipe for Lentil Quinoa Burgers. The Linguini Salad recipe is a very popular one around the Cornwall area. We carry the Salad Supreme spice needed to flavour the salad at Sharyn's Pantry. Lastly, try the Warm Brie and Almond Crostini with harvest Apple Chutney for a lovely hors d'ouevre. I hope you are enjoying a relaxing summer. It sure is a hot one!
LENTIL QUINOA BURGERS WITH HEMP PESTO Each veggie burger has 14 grams of fibre and 23 grams of protein with 460 calories and only 3 grams of saturated fat. The recipe will make 8 burgers. It is best if you pan fry them. We sell all ingredients at Sharyn's Pantry. 1 cup dried green or brown lentils salt and pepper to taste 1/2 cup quinoa 1/3 cup walnut pieces 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 tbsp. vegetable oil- such as grapeseed oil 1 large egg 4 whole wheat pitas, sliced in half 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups arugula (known in England as "rocket") juice of 1/2 a lemon 1 cup roasted red peppers sliced (use 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard store-bought or homemade) 1 tsp. ground cumin
THE PESTO; 1 cup of cilantro, packed 1/3 cup of hempseeds 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated juice of 1/2 a lemon 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1/4 tsp. fine salt 1/4 cup of hemp oil (Miriam used flax oil)
METHOD; • In a medium saucepan, cook the lentils with 2- 1/2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 35 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Remove from heat and allow to cool. • Rinse the quinoa in a very fine sieve under running water for 1 or 2 minutes to rinse off the bitter enzyme that coats each grain of quinoa. Then place the drained quinoa in a small saucepan with 1 cup of water. Bring this to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, until the water is absorbed. Remove form heat and allow to cool. • Prepare the pesto. Using a food processor, pulse together, the cilantro, hempseeds, Parmesan cheese, juice of 1/2 a lemon, 2 garlic cloves and 1/4 tsp. of salt.Scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl. With the motor running, pour in the hemp oil through the feed tube and process until the mixture is well combined, but still grainy. Pour the pesto into a small bowl and set aside. Wash the food processor bowl. • Add 1/2 of the cooked, cooled lentils to the food processor bowl along with the cooled, cooked quinoa, breadcrumbs, egg , 2 garlic cloves, Dijon mustard, ground cumin, juice of 1/2 a lemon and salt and pepper to taste. Process until well combined.Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Add the walnuts and remaining lentils. Pulse until they are incorporated. Form into 8 equal sized burgers. • Heat 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the burgers for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until nicely browned. • Spread the hemp pesto on the inside bottom of the pitas. Place the burgers in the pitas and top with the arugula and roasted red pepper. Enjoy!
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conscious, to be aware that you sense a change occurring. Secondly be curious and ask yourself, and your higher power if you ascribe to the idea of the Universe, what it all means. Third, watch for the roadSIGNS that are appearing all around you. This is where being aware and paying attention becomes very important. Forth, relax, be in the energy of change; embrace it and go with the flow.
roadSIGNS by Betty Healey
Growing Pains pinpoint exactly what it is, you hesitate because it is difficult to name. You have a sense that you are approaching a new junction in your life, perhaps related to career, relationships, or simply how you are choosing to live every day. It is almost like holding your breath. I refer to these moments as growing pains. You may be thinking, “I haven’t had growing pains since I was a teenager.” Well look again. Take a glance back over your life and ask yourself, when has my life changed directions in some way or another. I sincerely hope your response is not “NEVER’. In my baby boomer generation there was a notion which I really never understood and that was one job, one set of lifelong friends, perhaps even one home. Is it only me or was that the ultimate fallacy. And it has not been my experience.
Growing pains – this is what makes life an interesting journey. Be honest – would you have it any other way? Welcome aboard the change train. You might as well come along for the ride ‘cause with or without you the train is pulling out of the station. It is time to change, time to stretch and yes, time to grow in ways you had not even considered. WeHoo! Until next time…Betty Betty Healey is the roadSIGNS Coach, coaching people back to life! An award winning author of two books, roadSIGNS: Travel Tips for Authentic Living and roadSIGNS 2: Travel Tips to Higher Ground, Betty has been sharing her learning with readers as an e-letter for the past ten years. Her latest book, ME FIRST – If I Should Wake Before I Die, is available at Laura’s Gift Shop. You can also watch the roadSIGNS TV Show on Cogeco: http://www.tvcogeco.com/cornwall/shows/1396-the-road-signs-show. You can communicate with Betty at betty@roadSIGNS.ca and visit her website at www.roadSIGNS.ca
WHAT GOD CREATED I am not judging you if it was yours but you have to admit that somewhere along the way your life changed course with or without you and you were forced to look at life differently than what was once promised to you. Certainly as time goes on, and each subsequent generation enters the workforce, these promises have changed significantly. Now we prepare young adults for the possibility of 3-4 careers over a lifetime, frequent changes in geographical location, and virtual relationships through social networking. It is rapidly becoming a different world. Growing pains. These describe the external variables. The landscape within you is another world of shifts and changes. Who among you would say that you are the same person you were ten years ago or even yesterday. Every moment of every day adds a new experience to your life. It would be foolish for us to think that we are not changed by life’s events. And why would we want to be static anyway when life is a dynamic process. Changes can be trying and change can be exciting and for some reason all change is perfect. It may not feel so at the time, but let me assure you that everything within your life occurs for a reason. Growing pains. But what do you do with all this growth, with this sense that something inside you is changing. Do you have control over it? Can you give this change within you direction? Absolutely. The first step is to choose to be
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Article and photographs by Jason Setnyk Cornwall Lift-Off 2011 featured headline bands like Collective Soul and Kim Mitchell, fireworks, carnival rides, and much more. Tens of thousands of people attended the festivities in the park. To sum up this years festivities, I decided to ask Rob Seguin and others their thoughts and recollections about this year's Lift-Off. Here is what they had to say: Lift-Off Festival Entertainment Direct Rob Seguin says, "Lift-Off 2011 was a phenomenal success! Thanks to everyone who supported and attended Cornwall's signature event. Give yourself a pat on the back because we did it together. Time to rest now. See you in 2012!" Melanie McDonald of the The General Electryk says, "Lift off was an amazing experience this year, while we were playing the balloons were flying right over the crowd. That was special! Big ups to the organizers for another great year. And the weather couldn't have been better! I met Kim Mitchell, he's a lovely man. Really enjoyed his set. Winston Marley sounded great too. I had an epic weekend." Graham Greer says, "We had a great experience, as usual. Many folks approached as the evening wore on, both to tell me they enjoyed the show and to say that my son Liam charmed them into buying CDs. He's quite the young entrepreneur. The festival appeared to be very well-attended this year, and the weather could not have been more cooperative. All good all around I would say." Shelley Harley-Green of Flipside says, “What a wonderful show of community support”, as I was watching the audience some miming the words to the songs, others dancing or swaying to the music. Just the fact that they were out in the scorching sun on a Thursday night at suppertime to watch a local act perform speaks volumes to me. Way to go Cornwall!” Joel Plamondon of Winston Marley says, “I had a great experience playing at Lift-Off, great stage, great sound, professional crew and volunteers. What a beautiful day for people to come out and hear us display our original material. Whether they had known we were playing or not, I just hope everyone enjoyed our set.” The weather was great, people had fun, the $30,000 loan was paid back to the city. In conclusion, it was a very successful year for Lift-Off.
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