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Shameless Folk entertains at Museum Fundraiser

posted Feb 12, 2018, 9:46 AM by Kathy Carr
The weather was cold and the winds were nasty, but it did not keep the public from coming out and supporting the museum and their efforts to fundraise for needed Gingerbread House repairs.
About 85 people showed up at the Royal Canadian Legion on Sunday afternoon for a concert of Celtic music, provided by the “Shame­­­less Folk” of Brandon. They were not disappointed. The Band, consisting of Bruce Dunlop, Kerry Skinner and (former Well­donian), Bill Turner played a variety of ins­truments: guitar, ac­cor­dions, flutes, drums, and even a bicycle horn that sounded like a duck! There were a variety of songs, as well – some well-known Irish Rovers’ tunes; some originals composed by Dunlop, and some well-known older songs, like the Fare Thee Well to Nova Scotia.
The audience had chances to participate. Who knew there were actions to the Irish Rovers’ Unicorn song? Becky and Jerrold Niko­laisen helped us all with those actions. During the Tennessee Waltz, a few people took advantage of the dance floor space and danced. During one of Dunlop’s songs, there was an opportunity to howl like a dog – which the audience did!
Between the numbers, there was some good-natured banter between the band members – and sometimes the audience. 
The playbill said 1:30 to 3:30, but the band played on until 4 – but no one seemed to mind! During the event, there were two door prizes: Helen Downey came home with a plant, and Dorynne Anderson with a box of chocolates. Alan Baron was the big winner of the 50/50 draw, taking home $153. 
The Carberry Plains Museum Board also offered some of their items for sale, and the public had an opportunity to purchase a CD from Shameless Folk, as well. The Museum Board wishes to thank the Legion, the Shameless Folk, the News-Express and the public for their support of this event. 

by Gloria Mott
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