Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Maple Sugar Folk to lead French-Canadian song, dance in Lake Linden Dec. 17

LAKE LINDEN -- Maple Sugar Folk will lead an evening of French-Canadian music and dance from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, at the Little Gem Theater in Lake Linden.

Accompanied by Dave Bezotte on organ, Maple Sugar Folk sing the favorite "Oh Christmas Tree" in English, French ("Mon beau sapin") and German ("O Tannenbaum") at the Chassell Heritage Center and Museum Dec. 12, 2009. Singers are, from left, Barry Pegg, Ralph Horvath, Amanda Binoniemi, Karin Schlenker, Janet Wieber (behind Schlenker), Marcia Goodrich and Barbara Lide (seated next to Bezotte). This year the group will perform French-Canadian favorites at the Little Gem Theater in Lake Linden this Friday, Dec. 17. (2009 Video clip by Keweenaw Now)

The program will include traditional response songs and Christmas songs with plenty of opportunities to sing along, French-Canadian dance tunes for listening and dancing, and an opportunity to learn two French-Canadian folk dances. The event is part of Lake Linden’s Christmas Festival taking place on Friday and Saturday.

Favorite French songs will include "Il est né," "Un Flambeau Jeanette Isabelle," "Douce Nuit" (tune of "Silent Night"), "Cantique de Noël" (tune of "O Holy Night"), Mon Beau Sapin (tune of "O Christmas Tree"), "Alouette" by the father-son duo Wellesley and Christian Pereira, "Chevalier de la Table Ronde" by Barry Pegg and more ...

The Lake Linden Christmas Festival takes place in downtown Lake Linden from Friday, Dec. 17, through Sunday, Dec. 19.

Friday events will also include a Christmas Light Parade and Tree Lighting of the Love Light Tree at 5 p.m. on the main street. All are welcome and line-up is at 4:30 p.m. After the Maple Sugar Folk music event, the Little Gem Theater will be showing the movie Scrooge.

A Christmas Craft Show will be held at the Lake Linden Hubbell Elementary School Gym from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18. Santa will be available for visits during the show. At 3 p.m. the movie Home Alone will be shown at the Little Gem Theater.

On Sunday, Dec. 19, the Lake Linden-Hubbell School Band and Choir Concert will take place at the school at 2 p.m.

For more information call 906-296-2066.

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