Westworth United Church presents a Fall Fundraising Concert with Saskia and Darrel also known as “The Great Plains” on Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 PM at 1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg. Advance tickets $12.00. Contact the church office for more information. Tickets at the door $15.00
Saskia and Darrel are certainly no strangers to the Prairies as they have played up and down every highway and byway with Gary Fjellgaard and now on their own as the Great Plains with their wonderful all Canadian show they call “Song of the Prairies”.
Enjoy a heartwarming show filled with music, merriment, and mayhem, as Saskia and Darrel deliver a fun blend of folk music, an unpredictable series of songs that change every time you see them. They delight their audience with tales about Prairie Elevator, Blue birds, War brides, Louis Riel, Patchwork Quilts, David Thompson and then surprisingly will break into Swiss yodeling, or sing in Gaelic, Spanish, Dutch, German or French.
“Great Plains” are a veteran touring act; with an easy, crowd-friendly style that instantly endears them to any audience. This is true Canadiana; real songs drenched in Canadian culture and heritage delivered in a comfortable highly skilled set with oodles of self-poking humor. A taste of Celtic, a touch of country and a dab of bluegrass, and lots of engaging stories wrapped around extremely ear-wormy melodies.
Bragg Section! They have toured extensively with Gary Fjellgaard for the last 10 years, as well as with Canadian folk legend Valdy. They were awarded Top Folk /Roots Album in Holland; Artist, Album, and Songwriter of the year from SCMA, received Top 5 People’s choice awards, and have enjoyed many years airplay on CBC, CKUA and Top Indie folk/roots charts in Canada, the USA and Europe.
What do other says about our Saskia and Darrel: . One of the Great Songwriters in Canada; Gary Fjellgaard” The Voice of an Angel”. Gerrit Vermeij. Radio 2 Holland. “Standing Ovation in Switzerland”. Robert Collette, Ambassador, Berne/Switzerland. “Wild response from the Audience”. Todd Maclean. The Guardian, Charlotte Town, Prince Edward Island.