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Special Events

In addition to the daily tours and demonstrations, a series of Special Events are held throughout the year. Generally, special admission fees will apply.
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12th Annual Atlantic Canada Harmonica Festival


The Atlantic Canada Harmonica Festival is the only festival of its kind in Eastern Canada. A celebration of the harmonica and all who play it, regardless of musical preference or style.

Spend the day with musicians who love this unique and versatile instrument. If you have ever thought about playing the harmonica, this is the place to start. If you played one in the past and it's now gathering dust, we'll inspire you to start again. And if you're a regular player, you'll be happy to jam or share a tune with other professional and amateur performers.

This is a relaxing and intimate festival, held on the grounds and inside the Heritage Village historic buildings.

The festival ends with a two hour showcase concert featuring harmonica players from all musical genres, from Isle of Skye, to the Mississippi Delta.

 

Workshops & Activities

Parlour Jam: A jam session in the Homestead, in an informal and comfy setting. This is a "drop in / drop out" affair, and perfect for sharing a few tunes or an intimate jam session.

JAMboree!: This is your chance to play a few tunes in an informal song circle style. (i.e. play one tune, then move on to the next person in the circle.)

Evening Showcase: in the Clam Factory with our amazing line-up of players including class instructors and special guests! 
 

Special Guests

Special Guests TBA. Stay Tuned!

 

Festival Tickets & Packages

Festival Pass - $49
Your pass gets you into all classes & demos, the Parlour Jam, the JAMboree, the Evening Showcase and both lunch and supper at the Village Cookhouse. It also includes a 10% discount coupon on overnight at participating accommodations.

Harmonica Festival Showcase - $10
Evening Showcase Only

Harmonica Festival Getaway for Two - $215
Day Admission, Classes & Demonstrations, Cookhouse Lunch (Chow), Cookhouse Supper, Evening Showcase, Overnight accommodation at Salmon River Country Inn with full breakfast 

Date: Saturday August 15th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village
Fee: Day Admission $8, Teaching Classes $5 each, Dinner $15
Hours:
11 AM - 10 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


“Inspired by Music” Heritage Dinner & Musique Royale Concert

Back by popular demand, a Musique Royale Concert in the historic Memory Lane church, followed by a lamplit dinner in the Cookhouse will feature classical music paired with classic dishes inspired by the musical repertoire.

This year we are pleased to welcome Rhapsody Quintet.
Rhapsody performs original arrangements of beautiful melodies from eras past and present, including jazz, klezmer, tangos, movies and musicals.
They arrange and adapt orchestral and piano music to suit their unique instrumentation, (violin, clarinet, cello, piano and double bass), often working with local arrangers.

The members are:
Anne Rapson, violin
John Rapson, clarinet 
Shimon Walt, cello
Diana Torbert, Piano
David Langstroth, Bass

Listeners can learn more about the group at www.rhapsodyquintet.com

Reservations must be made by the Thursday before the concert.

Date: Saturday September 12th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village, Church & Cookhouse
Fee: $52 includes Dinner & Concert
Hours:
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM


For more information call: 845-1937 or 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Menu:

Halifax Chef, Tarek Koste of the award winning Tarek's Cafe, will create a 4 course dinner inspired by the repertoire of Rhapsody Quintet, combining Middle Eastern flavours with European classics.
Menu to be announced closer to the concert date.


Harvest Celebration Dinner

A lamp-lit three-course dinner celebrating the harvest from the Memory Lane Village garden. Menu to be announced. By reservation only. Cash bar opens at 6:30 and dinner served at 7:00. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice.

Date: Saturday October 24th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village Cookhouse
Fee: $27 per person
Hours:
Cash Bar Opens 6:30 PM, Dinner Served 7:00 PM


For more information call: (902) 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Traditional 1940s Christmas Dinner

An authentic 1940s Christmas dinner served by lamplight in our traditionally decorated Cookhouse. No turkey!
Reserve by August 30th to avoid disappointment.
Cash bar opens at 6:00 PM.
Candlelight concert precedes the dinner at 5:00 PM in the Memory Lane church.

Date: Saturday November 14th - Sunday November 15th, 2015
Location: Memory Lane Heritage Village Cookhouse
Fee: $25.00 per person
Hours:
6:30 PM


For more information call: (902) 845-1937 / 1-877-287-0697 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)