Creative Current – Rowdy bluegrass or laid back choir music

Nadine Davenport's bi-monthly column on music, theatre and art offerings in the local area.

Family Movie: Walking With Dinosaurs Mar 1st

The Village of Cache Creek presents another fun Family Movie at the Cache Creek Community Hall on March 1. The feature movie this month is the animated pre-dvd-release of Walking with Dinosaurs. Bring the whole family to see this funny adventurous movie. Admission at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the Movie starting at 7 pm. There will be popcorn and goodies available !!

Walking with Dinosaurs begins in the Arctic Circle, 70 million years ago. A herd of herbivorous Pachyrhinosaurus – relatives of the more famous Triceratops – are tending their newly hatched young.

One of the smallest Pachyrhinosaurus hatchlings, a male called Patchi, faces a struggle to survive from the moment he comes into the world, finding himself pushed aside by his bigger siblings at feeding time.

As he grows up, Patchi has to overcome his small size in order to beat all the trials that life throws at him, from a brush with the clever feathered dinosaur, Troodon, to the constant menace of the Gorgosaurus, a relative of Tyrannosaurus rex. Can Patchi follow in the footsteps of his father and become the leader of the herd?

House Concert with CR Avery postponed

Creative Cow House Concerts has announced that the House Concert with slam-poet, CR Avery has been postponed to a future date either in April or this summer at Music In The Park. Stay tuned.

6th Annual Women’s Celebration in Walhachin Mar 8th

Plans are looking good for this year’s Women’s Celebration in Walhachin. Come and enjoy a  day of music, dance and workshops. See an array of creative women sharing skills and stories. The 6th Annual Celebration will be held on Saturday, March 8 at the Museum Hall from 11 am – 4 pm.

There will be Booths, Demos, Music, Dance and a Mandala workshop (extra cost). Music and Dance schedule coming soon. It’s a Potluck, so please bring Snacks and Goodies for shared Potluck (vegetarian and meat). Admission and food by donation to go towards event costs.

Our creativity as women is one of our greatest gifts. It’s that very important and a magical part of ourselves that is the expression of our divine feminine. For more information or to register for booth space please call; Nadine at (250) 453-9100. Encouraging men most welcome!

Bluegrass boys coming to town Mar 14th

Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society offers another fabulous Dessert Concert on Friday, March 14 at 7:30 pm at St Albans Hall in downtown Ashcroft. The night will feature some good lookin’ boys playin’ some fast pickin’ bluegrass, and they call themselves The Moonshiners. Tickets are now available at The Ashcroft Bakery and Natures Gifts in Ashcroft, and The Jade Shoppe in Cache Creek. You can also help out as a Volunteer to get a discounted ticket – well worth it for just a few hours work! For more info call (250) 453-9100 or email

The Moonshiners are from Victoria and are some of Vancouver Island’s best acoustic musicians:  Chris Herbst (Dobro, vocals), Cluny Macpherson (Bass, vocals), Miriam Sonstenes (Fiddle, Vocals), Mike Brooks (Mandolin) and Tad Ruszel (Guitar, vocals).

The band got their name from an old traditional song called Moonshiner and they adopted the moniker when they formed the band to play gigs every Sunday night at Swans Pub in Victoria.

“We thought the name Moonshiners would fit for a bar band,” said Herbst.

But it is all about the music after all, and the Moonshiners play classic bluegrass, honkey tonk, blues and funk. Herbst says they are probably more diverse than the average bluegrass band. They are known for their powerful three-part harmonies, danceable grooves and wild instrumental excursions. They are West Coast urban.

Community play Switching Principals March 12-15

Switching Principals is the next Community theatrical production presented by the fine folks of Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society. The production scheduled to take place from March 12-15 at the Ashcroft Community Hall. Admission will be by donation. Stayed tuned for more information and look for posters around town.

The play is a fast-paced farce set at Marvin Gardens High School, which is stuck in a rut. School spirit has never been lower, and everyone hopes that the new principal will be a breath of fresh air. What they get, however, is a pair of fast-talking con artists who sneak into the school to hide out from the police. When one of them is mistaken for the new principal, he decides to play along.

But how long can he keep everyone fooled? Can he and his partner dodge the FBI agent on their tail? And what happens when the real principal finally shows up? The farcical fun never stops in this wacky comedy!

It’s reported that rehearsals are going really well, the cast are now ‘off script’ and having fun with their on stage personas. Rehearsals continue throughout February and March.

Spring Choral Concert March 29th St Albans Hall

The Sage Sound Singers are practicing hard in preparation for another beautiful celebration of harmonies which will be co-presented again with Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society on March 29 at St Albans Hall. This will be an evening performance and is by donation. Stayed tuned for more information and look for posters around town.

Comedy Duo Kenny Shaw & Brian Temple

The River Inn Pub presents the Comedy Duo of Kenny Shaw & Brian Temple on Mar 29. They play a combination of Country Comedy and Sixties Music Tributes for Baby Boomers. An unexpected compatibility of harmony, musical preferences and humour.

You’ll never remember the harmony duos of the Baby Boomer generation the same way again. They are a high-powered comedy duo aimed directly at the funny bone of baby boomer audiences. Their musical tributes, unpredictable and zany antics, and high calibre musicality are gut achingly funny.

Kenny has received the BC Country Music Association’s “Entertainer of the Year Award” for four consecutive years, Brian is a multi-instrumentalist equally at home playing percussion, bass, or guitar and they both enjoy performing: parodies, skits, and hits by the harmony duos of the fifties and sixties.

This fast-paced comedy/music show has a barrage of one-liners, musical impressions, sound effects and honey smooth musical tributes to the great duos of the Baby Boomer era, such as The Everly Brothers, Sonny and Cher and more. For more info call (250) 453-9124.

Nadine Davenport