Tea à Tempo – Edgar Hann & Marilyn Walker with BackStage – March 04, 2020 @ 2:10 PM

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 2:00pm

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, Tea à Tempo will feature Edgar Hann (the Button Accordion Man from Newfoundland) & Em Walker with BackStage (Adam Huber, Michael Aronoff and OJ Clarke). This is a lively, local group of musicians whose repertoire includes Irish, Newfoundland, Folk and Gospel music. Last year, Em and Adam played together; this year, the full band is on stage!
BackStage is named after the studio that Edgar & Marilyn built for performances – house concerts, drumming workshops, and other classes – on their property in the south end of Salt Spring. They have played at the Mahon Hall Homage Concert and at the Fall Fair, Lady Minto, the Gumboot Gala, Tree House, and other local venues.
Edgar is a button accordion player from Newfoundland (who was away last summer working on his house in Trout River, Newfoundland). Between Edgar and Em, they have recorded 4 CDs that include traditional Irish/Newfoundland music as well as original jigs, waltzes and ballads.
Marilyn, who records and performs as Em, gives workshops in drumming, shamanism, consciousness studies, ethnobotany, and other topics. She contributes the Newfoundland ugly stick, along with guitar and lead vocals (not all at the same time!).
Adam is a musician, author, carpenter/inventor and energy healer, currently offering bi-weekly crystal bowl and toning sessions on Salt Spring Island. He plays with many other SSI musicians, contributing guitar, harmonica and lead & harmony vocals.
Michael is a long-time SSI musician who wears many hats; he plays bass as well as mandolin, mandola, and drum (not all at the same time!) and sings harmony. He also plays with other local groups including the Kaizenjammers.
OJ is a successful transplant from Detroit’s Motown sound but he can play just about anything on his keyboard and is now a convert to Newfie music (he also plays guitar and drums, but not this time). What a perfect fit SSI is for another polymath who’s found his musical and artistic tribe here.
Concert begins at 2:10 pm. Donations provide the honoraria for performers and support the running of the Tea à Tempo concert series.
Tea and Treats, for $3.00, are provided by the Anglican Caterers immediately following the concert.
So bring a friend or visitor to the Island, enjoy a a lively mix of Irish, Newfoundland, Folk and Gospel music, and then have a delicious treat afterwards.
Food, friends, and music! What more could you ask for? Hope to see you there.
The Music Makers

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