Monday, February 18, 2008
Strathcona Farmer's Market - Spring's Forth
As you wander through the market, you will often hear music long before you see the performer. Amity is in the reserve band, and can be heard in many small group settings as well. She moves around - the market has set times for musicians at each of the stages to give musicians a chance to perform, and to give the customers some variety.
Joe is a bit shy. But his fiddle sounds great and he plays a nice variety of pieces.
The Strathcona Farmer's Market is a quiet place in February. Many of the vendors are absent and there is acutally room to move around - in contrast to summer saturdays. There are several 'stages' musicians can sign up for, and in the summer you need to get there early to secure a spot. Of course there are always 'fringe performers' outside in warm weather.