- Sunday, March 31, 2019
- 7:00 - 10:00 pm
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Tickets: $15 per person
For tickets, contact the Church Office at 204.444.2815 or Barb Zawada at 204.444.2171.
For those who do not know Saskia and Darrel yet, come on down to meet them, they are very friendly. They tour throughout Canada and Europe and are certainly no strangers to Manitoba, and they are happy to be coming to Oakbank United for an almost Spring Concert.
Enjoy a heart-warming show filled with music, merriment, and mayhem as Saskia and Darrel deliver a fun blend of music, an unpredictable series of songs that change every time you see them. They delight their audience with tales about grain elevators, war brides, patchwork quilts, and history makers such as Louis Riel and David Thompson. They will share some sweet songs about their own spiritual journey plus they might break into Swiss yodeling or sing in Gaelic, Dutch, German or French.
Great Plains is a veteran touring act, with an easy, crowd-friendly style that instantly endears them to any audience. This is true Canadiana; real songs, drenched in our culture and heritage delivered in comfortable highly skilled sets with oodles of self-poking humor. A taste of celtic, a dab of bluegrass, a touch of folk all wrapped around extremely beautiful melodies.
They perform throughout all of Canada and Western Europe and have cultivated an immense following...winning over their fans one town, one hall at a time.
Visit www.thegreatplains.ca to learn more!
How do others feel about a concert with the Great Plains?
We are so glad your "walking shoes" brought you to Montgomery Place tonight. You connect so well with your audience through the words you write and sing. You sing of roads and journeys, trains and elevators, lands that shape us, and of gratitude, faith and love. Just like in your elevator song where the grain pours out like "liquid gold," your songs pour out over the audience like "liquid gold." You connect through music. Particularly in this church – which was built by veterans of the Second World War and their Canadian brides and war brides – your songs connected with us. Until we meet again, we’ll "keep the porch light on.
Lesley Newman — St. David Trinity United Church, Saskatoon
I want to take a moment to share the pleasure of your amazing concert on Saturday night in Leduc. I am meeting people in the community sharing their joy of your music and voices. WOW! Both of you were absolutely in your element, the choice of pieces, silken voices and engagement with the audience was an absolute gift. We wish to be included on your Christmas tour.
Beverly Beckett — Leduc
What a wonderful performance in Tisdale, Saskatchewan at the Seniors Centre on November 9. The lyrics were excellent, the vocals were wonderful, the music was special...what more can I say except that hopefully we can arrange to have you back.
Andy Renaud — Tisdale
Saskia and Darrel — What a great concert at Harrow United Church! Your style, your stories, your beautiful harmonies — all combined for a wonderful evening. Not only that, but you made it so easy for us to host — providing posters and tickets, and staying in touch all along the way (while you were on the road and busy with multiple other concerts!) We look forward to the next time :)
Teresa Moysey — Winnipeg
Saskia and Darrel, the feedback from the concert was Fantastic! Everyone was excited to have you both. You are passionate about your music that is energetic and meaningful. Thank you so much for coming to Boissevain.
Rolanda Taylor — Boissevain
Gabriel Dumont; Talk about aligning with the stars. I shudder with humility, kinship, and emotion when Darrel Delaronde and Saskia present some of their historically oriented songs. What a wonderful piece of work this one is Darrel, your expert guitar and combined vocals with Saskia are absolutely amazing. Thank you and keep 'em rollin'.
Robert La Ronde — Moncton
Saskia & Darrel...It was such a pleasure to experience your show tonight at Blind Bay Hall! Your voices were so beautiful together, & I LOVED your style of playing! Your original songs are fabulous! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening & sure look forward to another show ASAP! LOVED EVERY MINUTE! Listened to your CD all the way home & am listening to the others now at home!
Di Robinson — Blind Bay