by Chuck MacInnis
Over 40 people attended a successful 2-hour concert on September 9, on the front lawn of Holy Trinity Anglican Church. The concert was the closing event for the Merrickville and District Historical Society’s Merrickville-Wolford 225thAnniversary series.
Partnering with Holy Trinity Anglican Church, the Historical Society presented The History Buffs in Concert. Event organizer, Ann Martin, said, “partnering was great. We were able to bring two community-minded organizations together and present an afternoon of free entertainment and a community meal that neither organization could have easily managed on its own.”
The History Buffs are a trio of musicians from the Ottawa valley who combine traditional music with storytelling to create family-friendly entertainment. They play original and history-oriented music. Dressed in period attire, and playing current and antique instruments, the trio spent over two hours singing, playing and encouraging audience participation.
Following the concert, the audience was invited into the church hall for a community spaghetti dinner.
Ann Martin said, “This was a great way to end our Merrickville-Wolford 225th celebrations. And it was great to see members of the historical society, the church and the neighbourhood enjoy an afternoon together.”