28th Kincardine Summer Music Festival

The Kincardine Summer Music Festival exposes the community to a wide variety of musical styles and genres, specifically jazz, blues, classical, world and chamber music.

The Festival features a free afternoon concert series in Victoria Park and their evening shows at Knox Presbyterian Church for the community to enjoy.

This year, the artists featured in the park were the Lighthouse Swing Band, Duo Kalysta, Robbie Antone Blues, The Thogs, Howlin’ Dog Vintage jazz band and the Pleats.

The evening shows included Mike Downes Trio ft. Robi Botos and Ethan Ardelli, Ensemble Made in Canada – “Mosaique”, Dan Needles & Ian Bell – “True Confessions from the Ninth Concession”, Guy Few, Heather Bambrick Quintet and the special event – “Gloria” and “Elijah” with a full orchestra and chorus.

On top of the amazing concerts that the festival brings, a weeklong music camp is offered during the day. This camp brings in world-class musicians to lead musicians of all ages, experience levels and musical genres. Students could range from beginner to advanced, starting with children as young as age seven. The camp brings all skill sets together to improve their music skills, with an emphasis on the importance of musical education in children.

The Celtic Fiddle Class at the Kincardine Summer Music Festival. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Brothers Tom and Sam Outerbridge, who were in Kincardine Summer Music Festival’s guitar class, take instructions from teacher James Gannet. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Murray Schultz spent his week at Kincardine Summer Music Festival’s music camp improving his drumming skills with the help of instructor Lorne Grossman. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Rob Tite instructs Carol Reid and Cheryl Diffin in his senior reid’s class at KSMF’s summer music camp. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Megan and Kiera McDonald, and Hadassah Takacs were in the junior strings class, one of the most popular junior classes, at the Kincardine Summer Music Festival’s music camp. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Julie Herridge spent her week at music camp improving her violin skills with the senior strings group. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

The junior ensemble class. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

The brass sectional class was the most attended senior program at the KSMF summer music camp. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Ensemble Made in Canada’s Mosaique gave the music student’s a sneak peak of their evening show on Tuesday, August 13. The group is made up of Angela Park on the piano, Elissa Lee on violin, Sharon Wei on viola and Rachel Mercer on cello. The student’s were invited to doodle throughout the interactive performance, based on how the music made them feel. The project asks composers from across Canada to create pieces inspired by a specific region of Canada, which in turn the group of four girls would perform across Canada. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

The Celtic Fiddle Class at the Kincardine Summer Music Festival. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Tom and Sam Outerbridge, who were in Kincardine Summer Music Festival’s guitar class, take instructions from teacher James Gannet. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Murray Schultz spent his week at Kincardine Summer Music Festival’s music camp improving his drumming skills with the help of instructor Lorne Grossman. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Rob Tite instructs Carol Reid and Cheryl Diffin in his senior reid’s class at KSMF’s summer music camp. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Megan and Kiera McDonald, and Hadassah Takacs were in the junior strings class, one of the most popular junior classes, at the Kincardine Summer Music Festival’s music camp. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Julie Herridge spent her week at music camp improving her violin skills with the senior strings group. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

The junior ensemble class. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

The brass sectional class was the most attended senior program at the KSMF summer music camp. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Ensemble Made in Canada’s Mosaique gave the music student’s a sneak peak of their evening show on Tuesday, August 13. The group is made up of Angela Park on the piano, Elissa Lee on violin, Sharon Wei on viola and Rachel Mercer on cello. The student’s were invited to doodle throughout the interactive performance, based on how the music made them feel. The project asks composers from across Canada to create pieces inspired by a specific region of Canada, which in turn the group of four girls would perform across Canada. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Two friends enjoyed dancing to the Thogs at the free concert in Victoria Park on Wednesday, August 14. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Katie Cox joined her grandfather, Ivan Smith, at the sound booth for one of KSMF’s evening converts at Knox Presbyterian Church. Smitch has been doing the sound for the festival for 28 years. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Dan Needles and Ian Bell perform together at the KSMF evening concert at Knox Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, August 14. The show was titled “True Confessions from the Ninth Concession”, and featured a comedic recollection of rural tales from Needles and folksy string music and vocals from Bell, who has been performing since the late 1970’s. The event brought out a great crowd that almost filled the main floor of the church. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

Shirley Knautz is in her second year of harp lessons with KSMF; it is Jackie Clements first year. At the final performance the duo, with coach Mabel Williamson, the duo performed “All through the night” and “Cherry Blooms”. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

A variety of students from all age, level and instrument classes, joined together to perform “Three Layer Prep” on the bucket drum. Conductor Lorne Grossman explained to the audience that bucket drumming is alot more difficult than it comes across as. Hannah MacLeod/Kincardine News

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