|BREAD AND BALLADS: Tastes, Tales & Tunes of 1812 with Ian Bell
||June 9, 2012
||Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum proudly presents “Bread and Ballads: Tastes, Tales and Tunes of 1812” on Sat. Jun. 9 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in celebration of Ancaster Heritage Days and to mark the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Re-live the life of an 1812 soldier through music and food, enjoy a quilting demonstration, and view the museum’s latest exhibit Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize. In the spring of 1814, a special court (assize) in Ancaster convicted 15 men of high treason for aiding the invading American forces. These trials became known as the “Bloody Assize”.
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Concerts with Ian Bell (FREE)
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Food: Rustic Soldier’s Fare by Coach &
Lantern & Cheese Shoppe on Locke!
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Museum Exhibition: Noose, Knife & Fire: The Bloody Assize
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Quilting Demo: 1812 Bloody Assize Quilt
Experience the musical and story-telling talents of Ian Bell, as he regales his audience with the tales and songs of 1812. For much of the past 30 years, Ian Bell has taken his music from coast to coast through concerts, broadcasts, and recordings in venues ranging from the CBC's Glenn Gould Theatre to rural church basements. He has appeared with Stuart McLean on CBC Radio’s Vinyl Café and CBC’s Fresh Air, Ideas, Gabereau, Crossroads, This Morning, Radio Noon and Peter Gzowski’s Morningside. Ian has also contributed to numerous film scores and performed period music for, and occasionally appeared in the TV
series, The Road to Avonlea.
“One of Canada's best songwriters, storytellers, musicologists and musicians. He's a true renaissance man... and he always puts on one helluva show!"
James Gordon about Ian Bell
Enjoy rustic soldier’s fare provided by the famous Cheese Shoppe on Locke and the historic British pub Coach and Lantern. Menu will include such staple soldier’s rations as historic bread, stew or soup and cheese.
Encounter the museum’s newest War 1812 Bicentennial exhibition, Noose, Knife and Fire: The Bloody Assize and experience a live quilting demonstration by volunteer quilters as they show off their sewing skills while labouring on a commemorative 1812 quilt.
Concerts and quilting demonstrations are free to the public. Food is priced at fair market value by the vendors. Regular rates of admission apply to the exhibit.
Fieldcote Memorial Park & Museum is located at 64 Sulphur Springs Rd, in Ancaster, and is open to the public Tuesday to Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The museum is closed Stat Holidays (excepting Family Day) and from Christmas Day until New Year’s Day. Regular rates of admission are: adults: $3.50, seniors/youth: $3.00, children: $2.50, infants: free.
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