Barn dance planned for Saturday night
The Hunter River Lion’s Club is sponsoring a Big Barn Dance on Saturday, July 18, at the farm of Frank and Bea Doiron, 4749 Rennie’s Rd., just north of Hunter River, with great music to be supplied by Seldom Heard, as well as guest fiddler Vanessa Bernard and her father, Jack.
There will also be a 50/50 draw, as well as a light lunch supplied by the Lion’s Club.
Seldom Heard normally plays at local seniors’ homes, and is rarely heard in public venues. When the group does perform at a ceilidh, it usually gets to perform only a few songs, so the group’s name is very appropriate.
Seldom Heard consists of Neil Matthews, a well-known country singer and recording artist, Billy Gallant and Dennis “Zephyrin” Boudreau, who are original members of the 1960s dance band, The Missing Links, and special singer John O’Halloran.
Gallant has recently returned to P.E.I. from Ontario, where he performed with several groups in various venues, singing and playing guitar. Boudreau, a.k.a. the Wal-Mart Greeter, has been singing, pounding piano and writing songs for many years. His Wal-Mart Greeter Song has been heard by many, and his Mike Duffy Song has been featured on The CBC’s “The Fifth Estate” in connection with a featured story.
There may also be a few surprise guests taking part in this Big Barn Dance.
The music begins at 7 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m. with proceeds going to the Hunter River Lion’s Club in support of community projects.