Here is a wonderful photo of John Arcand meeting the Queen in 2006. My daughter plays one of his fiddles (#10 ‘Butterscotch’, as does Tristen Durocher! I believe I heard John say it would be wonderful to have all the fiddles he ever made being played all at once on stage. Can we do this?

Here is a wonderful photo of John Arcand meeting the Queen in 2006. My daughter plays one of his fiddles (#10 ‘Butterscotch’, as does Tristen Durocher! I believe I heard John say it would be wonderful to have all the fiddles he ever made being played all at once on stage. Can we do this?

Here is a wonderful photo of John Arcand meeting the Queen in 2006. My daughter plays one of his fiddles (#10 ‘Butterscotch’, as does Tristen Durocher! I believe I heard John say it would be wonderful to have all the fiddles he ever made being played all...
Last image from Regina: across the street from the hotel where most of the cast of Riel’s Heart of the North were staying in Regina, is this plaque. It tells the story of how Riel was executed by the Canadian government after being convicted of trumped-up charges of treason. Rest in peace Mr. Riel, the artists are now speaking, as you foretold.

Last image from Regina: across the street from the hotel where most of the cast of Riel’s Heart of the North were staying in Regina, is this plaque. It tells the story of how Riel was executed by the Canadian government after being convicted of trumped-up charges of treason. Rest in peace Mr. Riel, the artists are now speaking, as you foretold.

Last image from Regina: across the street from the hotel where most of the cast of Riel’s Heart of the North were staying in Regina, is this plaque. It tells the story of how Riel was executed by the Canadian government after being convicted of trumped-up charges of...
The incredible world premiere cast of Riel’s Heart of the North with creative team Neil Weisensel and Suzanne Steele: from left, Marion Newman, Rebecca Cuddy, James Westman, James McLennan, Riva Farrell-Racette, Melody Courage, Weisensel, Jordan Daniels and Steele. Missing is Regina Symphony Orchestra Gordon Gerrard.

The incredible world premiere cast of Riel’s Heart of the North with creative team Neil Weisensel and Suzanne Steele: from left, Marion Newman, Rebecca Cuddy, James Westman, James McLennan, Riva Farrell-Racette, Melody Courage, Weisensel, Jordan Daniels and Steele. Missing is Regina Symphony Orchestra Gordon Gerrard.

The incredible world premiere cast of Riel’s Heart of the North with creative team Neil Weisensel and Suzanne Steele: from left, Marion Newman, Rebecca Cuddy, James Westman, James McLennan, Riva Farrell-Racette, Melody Courage, Weisensel, Jordan Daniels and Steele....
Riel’s Heart of the North world premiere is tonight! This has been an unforgettable experience, many thanks to the amazing players of the Regina Symphony and their fearless and highly professional conductor Gordon Gerrard. The piece sounded so good right away, Maestro Gerrard was able to do some finely detailed work with his highly skilled players. Having the best singers in the land  doesn’t hurt either! (I will tag them in the comments.) Break a leg and merde, everyone!! Now – out for dinner…

Riel’s Heart of the North world premiere is tonight! This has been an unforgettable experience, many thanks to the amazing players of the Regina Symphony and their fearless and highly professional conductor Gordon Gerrard. The piece sounded so good right away, Maestro Gerrard was able to do some finely detailed work with his highly skilled players. Having the best singers in the land doesn’t hurt either! (I will tag them in the comments.) Break a leg and merde, everyone!! Now – out for dinner…

Riel’s Heart of the North world premiere is tonight! This has been an unforgettable experience, many thanks to the amazing players of the Regina Symphony and their fearless and highly professional conductor Gordon Gerrard. The piece sounded so good right away, Maestro...