Musical duo to perform next weekend

Apparently a little music was just what Summerland needed last weekend.

Apparently a little music was just what Summerland needed last weekend.

From all the reports I’ve heard, the Perch was packed to the gills with people looking to take in a little music and all the musicians delivered a great performance.

Thanks to Summerland for getting out there and supporting local music and thanks to Okanagan Experiential Tourism for making it happen.

Continuing the trend of musical acts getting out and doing their thing at a time of year when people need a little audible sunshine to brighten their days, next week we see a touring act bring their show to Summerland.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Great Plains, Saskia and Darrel, are bringing their Cabin Fever tour to the Summerland United Church.

Saskia and Darrel are a fun mix of folk, Celtic music, bluegrass and a hint of gospel melded with great guitar playing and sweet harmonies.

Their songs are filled with the stories of Canada and the wonderful history that our country has to offer and the stories that they tell only enhances the concert experience. Saskia and Darrel have played with some of the best talent that Canada has to offer and their performance in Summerland looks like it’s going to be a good one.

For tickets and information contact Garry at 250-494-2210 or stop by the Summerland Food Bank. Be sure not to miss this one.

For something a little bit different, although still music-related, Summerland Secondary School’s production of Mary Poppins starts up on Feb. 10 and runs for six performances at Centre Stage Theatre.

This show is guaranteed to do away with those winter blues with familiar songs and characters all performed by students of Summerland Secondary School.

Tickets for this event are available at the Beanery Café or the Summerland Secondary School office.

If you’re really looking to get your musical fill, you can also swing by Zias for their Not Quite Valentines jazz night on Feb. 11.

This is an excellent opportunity to get out and enjoy a little music, some food and a night out with your sweetheart.

Douglas Paton is a Summerland writer and musician. If you know of a local arts and culture event, contact him at