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On August 6, enjoy music from Poitin Band.
Tickets just $5. Children 12 and under free admission.
Food truck and beverage sales available, no coolers please.
Poitin released their fifth album – ‘Banks of Red River’ in March 2013, exploring the correlations between the Irish and the Metis Red River traditional music.
Poitin is Don Rice, guitar, banjo and vocals; Bonnie Haney, vocals and bodhran (irish drum); Alex Rydell, fiddle, bass, and vocals; Jason Thorstad, bass, bouzouki and vocals; Lance Tessmann, drums; Jim Haney, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and vocals; and Bob Schieffer, sound engineer and backing vocals.
The Metis, or “Mixed” (Native and European) traditional music of the Red River country dates from the early days of the fur trade, well into the early part of the 17th century, when the men known-in French- as ‘courier de bois’ or ‘bush lopers’, ran the unofficial fur trade in the area. These men took Native women as wives. The resultant descendants of these marriages are the Metis (may-TEE).
Some of those coureur de bois were fiddlers in their native Ireland or France or Scotland or Britain, – or eastern Canada-and passed this fiddle tradition to their Metis sons and daughters.
Some of the Metis fiddlers have instruments that have been played in their families for ten generations.
Poitin has become committed to helping preserve some of this wonderful local traditional music by recording and performing it to delighted audiences.
Crooked Lane Farm is a family farm dedicated to preserving, growing & celebrating the rural community through education, celebrations, and the arts. They host to family events, weddings, and private celebrations; offering a beautiful, natural farmstead that feels like home. The farm is a peaceful, happy, authentic country setting.
They also offer classes, workshops and events that encourage the arts and crafts that reflect the historical and traditional values of our community.
Goals include: Preserving Crooked Lane Farm and the heritage of the small family farm in ND, offering a learning environment that provides youth and adults opportunities to discover and engage in the arts and crafts that reflect the traditional values of our community, and finally, celebrating rural life and fostering community.