DECEMBER 8, 2016
Fiddle and Frostbite revival brings mix of songs and stories to Mt. Tabor Dec. 28 JASON PARKS STAFF WRITER
A former holiday time entertainment mainstay is coming back to Mt. Tabor . Fiddle and Frostbite was the brainchild of the late Zeke Mazurek and Janet Kellough but the rollicking good time of story and song went dormant after the former's passing in 2010. Paul Johnson and his band Marshland are reviving the event with Cherry Valleynative Blake Found taking over the fiddle playing duties and Kellough returning to spin a tale or two.
The event will actually be a combination of a pair of shows on Wednesday, Dec. 28 with curtain times at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. It will support the Picton United Church County Food Bank. And Johnson promises “no Christmas music of any kind.” “It's an opportunity for people that might want to get out between the holidays and be entertained while supporting the food bank,” Johnson said. “Fifty per cent of the gate will go to the food bank to restock their shelves after their busiest time of year.” Fiddle and Frostbite was
an annual post-Christmas tradition for the better part of a decade and featured scores of local musicians, bands and story tellers but it unfortunately went by the wayside after the talented Mazurek succumbed to cancer in the fall of 2010. “I called Janet and asked her if she had trademarked the event and she said she
hadn't. I said I was thinking of reviving it and she thought it was a great idea so long as she didn't have to organize anything and just show up,” Johnson said with a laugh. Marshland, with member Al Kirby playing the banjo and steel guitar, will serve as the house band for the event and the group is releasing a
PEC ECUMENICAL CHOIR sings Benjamin Britten A CEREMONY OF CAROLS with harpist TABITHA SAVIC and Pergolesi MAGNIFICAT with string ensemble Directed by Michael Goodwin
SAT. DECEMBER 17 at 2pm St. Mary Magdalene Church Picton
$20 adults, $5 students at the door
WINTER WARMTH Musician Paul Johnson is planning a revival of Fiddle and Frostbite with two shows at Mt. Tabor Dec. 28. Half of the proceeds from the event will support the Picton United Church County Food Bank. (Jason Parks/Gazette staff)
a holiday-infused evening of improv and sketch comedy
DEC 16, 29, 30 8pm – MOUNT TABOR PLAYHOUSE TICKETS: $15 in advance / $20 at the door
ONLINE: www.tastethatcomedy.com PICTON: Books & Company 289 Main St.
WELLINGTON: The General 230 Main St.
THANKS! to our incredibly cool show sponsors:
Tickets and the CD are Christmas cd with four original songs which Johnson available at Books and assured, would not be played Company or by calling 613476-6122. at Fiddle and Frostbite.
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