Saskia and Darrel call Courtenay home but are on the road, more often than not.
As The Great Plains, they play about 130 concerts a year and always leave behind a portion of the ‘gate’ in the communities they play to help benefit humanitarian organizations, community efforts, the arts or the preservation of historical buildings. Their concert at the Elim Gospel Hall on April 10 is no exception.
Their charity of choice for this show is the Courtenay Alano Club. They will also be accepting donations for the Comox Valley Food Bank, due to its intense shortage.
Experience a heart-warming evening of music, merriment, and mayhem, as Saskia and Darrel delight their audience with tales about history-makers such as Louis Riel and David Thompson, songs about war brides, prairie elevators, quilting, and love and daily life in rural Canada.
They bring adroit skills on guitar, mandolin, bass, and penny whistles to the mix and offer a multi-lingual performance including Gaelic, Dutch, German and French music.
The concert goes Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
The $15 ticket price is on a sliding scale.