What do you say when you meet a performer?

July 18, 2012 at 2:14 am 2 comments









Walters Family Dinner Theatre, near Bright, Ontario. Home of a family of musical family










A converted barn serves as a theatre, with attractive surroundings and benches to sit on outside.










Looks like a theatre inside as well. Tables at each end are for the dinner. See the chandelier on the far side to the right? Chandeliers in a barn?

We ate a delicious meal and enjoyed talking with people around the table, including some folks from our hometown area.









Posters of people who have performed here at Walters Theatre. There’s even a small gift shop at one side.

Rita MacNeil and me

And the star of the show—  singer, songwriter, Rita MacNeil!
The best part was the concert with Rita on stage with her fabulous guitarist, Chris, from PEI, who was also her backup singer. Rita sings with such passion and is a humble woman who despite having written so many songs has not bothered to count them. She said the number doesn’t matter much. What’s important is sharing  those everyday moments in her life that other people also experience.
Go to Canadian Writers Who Are Christian and see my post there tomorrow. For your pleasure, a song on Youtube, sung by Rita, one she performed at the concert we attended.
photos copyright of C. Wilker
video by Youtube

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. markwebermusic  |  August 8, 2012 at 6:06 am

    You are so lucky to have met and taken a picture with Rita– a Canadian treasure; I esp. like to listen to her album, “Songs My Mother Loved.” Thanks for posting about your Rita MacNeil experience.

    • 2. storygal  |  August 8, 2012 at 11:48 am

      I thought the same, Mark. Rita writes such interesting songs, ones that many people can identify with, and she has such a powerful voice. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.


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