Moda Media & Events and Barefoot Beach Resort proudly present the 2nd of our 8 show Summer Concert Series!
Please join us July 4th on our Grower’s Cider Beach Stage at Barefoot Beach Resort for the Official Scottish Festival After Party with Maritime Kitchen Party and award winning fiddler Rod Olstad.
Admission is $25 and includes transportation to the event from the Scottish Festival grounds at 7:30pm. Gates open at 6PM. Show starts at 8PM. Tickets can be purchased online at the bottom of this page, at the Resort Front Office, at the Banana Cabana located on the Barefoot Beach and at the door. All concert series events are 19+. Food and drinks available for purchase at our venue.
Maritime Kitchen Party
The Maritime Kitchen Party is named after a well know tradition in Nova Scotia. Maritimers love to party and in every house, it always seems that the party winds up in the kitchen There is always a guitar playing, or someone belting out traditional songs at the top of their lungs. The MKP trio tries to bring back that feeling to their live performances. Led by Nova Scotia’s own Steve Smith, the group plays anything form Celtic fisherman songs to fun and upbeat pop music. The song list is extensive and also includes some of Steve’s own original compositions that are second to none. This group is perfect for festivals, gatherings, weddings, concerts, you name it! If you want some fun and some air in your step, MKP really delivers!
With a collective 80+ years in the business, MKP’s members are:
Steve Smith – lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
Shannon O’Neill – electric lead bass, backup vocals
Trevor Wallach – percussion, backup vocals
Rod Olstad started playing the violin at an early age. He studied privately with a number of classical violin teachers and played with the Grande Prairie school orchestra, the Edmonton All City Orchestra, the Edmonton Youth Orchestra, and, as a young adult, with the U of A St. Cecilia Orchestra and the Baroque Ensemble at the University of Alberta while in the Bachelor of Music program and while completing a B.A. Special Degree in Music. represented Alberta at the 1996 Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Competition in Ottawa and also won the Open Category at the 2000 Grand North American Fiddle Competition in Edmonton.
Rod’s professional performance career also started in 1981. Highlights include touring Western Ukraine during the summer of 2008 with the Ukrainian fusion band The Kubasonics, and also during 2008 performing and co-presenting a paper at NAFCo, the North Atlantic Fiddle Convention in St. John’s NFLD. Over the years, Rod has toured much of Canada with the Kubasonics and various other musical projects. Recording projects include Crystal Plammondon “Carpe Diem” (1993), Rod Olstad “New Time Fiddle Tunes of Freddy Lang” (1996), Sticks and Stones “Tuning In” (1999), the Kubasonics (“Giants of the Prairies” (2002)/ “Big Beet Music” (2005), “The Kubasonics IV: Play” (2010)), “64 Fiddle Tunes Commonly Played in Alberta“, “Original Alberta Fiddle Tunes”, and “Bellows and Bows”
Penticton Scottish Festival
On Saturday July 4th , 2015 everyone is invited to attend the new Penticton Scottish Festival.
Whether you’re a Scot, or not, bring the whole clan to Penticton’s Kings Park from 8:00 am-8:00 pm for a Highland Games feast , and a taste of Celtic culture.
“There will be performances from a number of participating local music and dance groups, as well as audience participation events for adults and children”, says Brian Johnston, Penticton Scottish Festival Society Chair, who adds, “the shaded grassy area of Kings park is the perfect setting for this family entertainment show
“The show will give the audience a look of the first annual Penticton Scottish Festival, which will take place every year on the first Saturday in July also in Penticton.
The show will feature Pipes & Drums, Irish, Highland, and Scottish Country Dancing, folk singing, The Fiddle Kids, knights in armor and a caber toss event for children in the audience to participate in a fun and safe way and Ray from Britannia Pies will be there too.