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THE RAILWAY! Sask Celtic folksters The Residuals Delight Tapestrama Crowd in P.A. (pictorial)

Updated: May 13, 2023

by Scott Roos

pics by Scott and Deanna Roos

Residuals member Jeremy A. Cook holds his hand aloft as he leads the crowd in a song about... THE RAILWAY!

This past Saturday, Sept. 24th, I took in the last few acts of the day at Tapestrama Cultural Festival in Prince Albert in the Cafetorium of Carlton Comprehensive School. Francophone performer Annette Campagne was up first and played a delightful set of folksy tunes all in French. It was an inspiring set proving that this seasoned performer is not to be missed anywhere she happens to be performing.

an industry veteran of thirty years, Tapestrama was not Campagne's "first rodeo". Her set demonstrated the seasoned performer that she is. Hopefully NSMZ can do a feature on her in the future.

Following Campagne was The Residuals, a four piece Celtic band from Small Town Saskatchewan. At least I think this is their story. One of the guys said he was from the bustling metropolis of Harris so I leaped to a conclusion but maybe I'm way off base. It doesn't matter anyways because the guys put on a thoroughly entertaining show chock full of foot stomping, toe tapping Celtic imbibed pieces - some standards and some self penned. It was thoroughly enjoyable. Hopefully a feature on these guys is in store for the future so I can show off more of the pics I took!

(L to R: Bassist Paul Runnels, Guitarist and Bodhran player Rick Kroener, Fiddle player Jeremy A. Cook, and on Mandolin Rob McInnis)

On behalf of NSMZ, even though I was only at Tapestrama for a very short time this year (only about two hours) I want to thanks you for once again putting on a fantastic couple of days of entertainment. Wow!

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