Friday, July 28, 6pm
You are welcome to arrive anytime after 5:30pm. Dinner will be served at 6pm; the concert will begin at 7:30pm.
Although it may sound as if we’re serving a spring soup on the evening of July 28, Fiddlehead Soup is not so much an edible feast as an auditory one. Comprised of a trio of acoustic musicians, their music is eclectic — folk, world, fiddle, medieval, Celtic. Learn more about their music on their website, and listen to a tune or two as an appetizer for what is to come. CDs will be available at the evening’s performance.
Bruce Enloe writes:
World folk and fiddle music group Fiddlehead Soup is an energetic trio of musicians as engaging as they are talented—they start with a haunting Celtic, medieval groove based around native Scotsman Doug Hendry’s open-tuned 12 string guitar and warm tenor voice, then they weave it into a gypsy tapestry with mother and daughter Glenna Hunter and Ursa Meyer’s twinned fiddles and voices. Singing songs from the traditions of multiple countries and in multiple languages as well as their own artfully constructed material, Fiddlehead Soup does an incredible job of making the difficult look not only effortless, but fun!
We had the pleasure of hosting Fiddlehead Soup at Wintergreen’s 10th anniversary celebration earlier this year, and they were so amazing that we couldn’t wait to invite them back!
So please, come and join us and experience this amazing trio. We’ll feed you a gourmet summer meal and after your bellies are full, we’ll help make your hearts sing. Fiddlehead Soup has generously offered to donate a portion of the proceeds from this concert to Wintergreen’s 10th Anniversary Campaign.
About Fiddlehead Soup
Born into a musical family, Glenna Hunter inherited her love of celtic music from her dad, pianist and tipper maker Jim Hunter, and studied fiddle with the incomparable Denis Lanctôt. Singing on stage with Stan Rogers at age 4 was Glenna’s introduction to the world of performing. While earning her degree in Psychology, Glenna enjoyed playing in an Early music ensemble. Once her daughter, Ursa, was old enough to hold a fiddle, the mother and daughter duo returned to celtic roots, becoming founding members of the Maplewood Ceilidh Band. As well as adding ‘cello to her list of accomplishments, Glenna has embraced the challenge of learning new languages and time signatures with Fiddlehead Soup, getting what most mothers can only dream of: sharing genuine quality time with her daughter, doing something they both love.
Ursa Meyer brings her youthful vitality and considerable musical prowess to the stage. She is equally at ease burning through blistering reels on the fiddle, blending in with vocal harmonies, or playing backup on the keyboard. Although young, she is already very familiar with the stage, having performed since the age of nine in a wide variety of genres, from classical to Celtic to Klezmer. She has performed with Stellae Boreales, the Maplewood Ceilidh Band, the Cadenza String Quartet and was the principal violist with the Ottawa Youth Orchestra. After finishing Canterbury High School, where she in the Arts Canterbury string program, Ursa will be taking part in the National Arts Centre Young Artist Program before heading to Ottawa University to study Performance Viola. As well as performing with Fiddlehead Soup, of course!
Since the age of four Doug Hendry has been drawn to entertaining crowds with his musical talent, beginning by singing with a choir in his native Scotland. As a teenager, the 12 string guitar beckoned and he made his way playing street corners and folk clubs throughout Britain and Europe. Doug emigrated to Canada in 1991 and played regularly in various bands. Doug is now involved in numerous local folk and acoustic (and some not-so-acoustic) ensembles in Eastern Ontario and has been known to encourage total strangers to dance together by calling at renaissance and ceilidh dances. With his trademark Hagstrom 12-string guitar lending itself to diverse genres from folk to country to celtic and medieval music, the addition of the cittern to his musical repertoire blends perfectly with the international flavour and timeless scope of Fiddlehead Soup.