July 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
After two years off, we’re excited to be bringing back evenings filled with some exceptional classical, traditional, folk, roots, world music, and acoustic blues talents as we welcome performers in the heritage gardens near our 1877 waterwheel-powered flour mill. We’re only a half hour drive from Penticton, OK Falls, Oliver or Osoyoos–come visit one of the most charming concert venues in the South Okanagan and Similkameen!
Failte, meaning ”Welcome” in Gaelic, is a new Vancouver based fiddle group whose members are some of the top current young fiddlers in BC. The group plays a uniquely West Coast blend of Celtic and Old-time fiddle styles (which include: Irish, Scottish, Canadian Old-Time, Cape-Breton, French Canadian, Bluegrass, and Western Swing) as well as some classic folk songs to create a fresh sound that is still deeply rooted in tradition.
Michael Burnyeat, (fiddle, guitar) is a 2 time BC Fiddle Champion, founder of the UBC Fiddle Club, and is also a sought after accompanist in the folk and roots world. He has released two albums of fiddle music, A Sense of Tradition and On the Edge.
Kai Gronberg (fiddle, banjo) is a 2 time BC Fiddle Champion and finalist at the Canadian Grandmasters, the most prestigious fiddle contest in Canada. Kai was raised in the Canadian Old-Time fiddle music scene, and quickly rose to the top of the contest circuit.
Danielle Leonard (fiddle, vocals) is originally from the East Coast, and is an experienced performer and instructor in various Celtic and Canadian styles, touring across Canada and the United States in several groups.
Annika Wilson (fiddle, vocals) is from BC, but plays the most authentic sounding Cape-Breton fiddle style you’ll hear outside of the island itself! Inspired by Natalie Macmaster among others, her fiddling has taken her through Canada as well as across the pond to Ireland.
KEY CONCERT SERIES INFO
Through the summer of 2022, we will be hosting a variety of exceptional artists in June, July, August and September for an evening concert series in our picturesque Historic Site. Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 6:00PM and concerts start at 7:00PM.
You are encouraged to bring your own blankets and low-rise lawn chairs; taller chairs are also welcome, but you may be asked to sit in the back to avoid obstructing the view of others. You’re welcome to bring your own water bottles (reusable or factory-sealed) but outside food or drinks are prohibited on site. The Grist Mill & Gardens will be operating a concession at each show.
As soon as we announce the performer for each show, you’ll be able to buy tickets for that show online. You’ll also be able to purchase tickets at our front desk beginning on June 1st, 2022. Some tickets may also be available at the door on the night of the event, depending on availability, but a small additional surcharge will apply.