5 ~ 1978, onward to St-Octave-de-l'Avenir
After Montreal, we relapsed into occasional practices and performances, until 1978 when we were invited (again through our ICA connections) to represent BC at a folklore festival on the Gaspé, the circumstances being similar to those in Montreal but on a much smaller scale.
(Folkfest, 1977: the Morris Men have performed, and -
bells et cetera - join in a folk dance, maybe Carnavalito)
Photos from our Cap-Chat trip are, so far, from Fred's and
Again we had a team of six dancers, mainly those who went to Montreal, except that David Taylor was by then working abroad, and Tom Barnes had joined us.
I asked at Tempo Trend Studios (where our son and daughter took music lessons) whether they knew a musician who might play for us, and they suggested Dora Leigh. We learned she had won a BC award for accordion, and had performed as a guest soloist with the Victoria Symphony.
I felt guilty about asking
her to introduce some jerkiness into her playing of the Morris music,
was both understanding and adaptable, and it was a pleasure for us to
with her on the practices and performances.
(The picnic location