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Harrison Festival fundraiser features David Lindley

David Lindley plays in the third annual Harrison Festival of the Arts Fundraiser on May 10. - Submitted
David Lindley plays in the third annual Harrison Festival of the Arts Fundraiser on May 10.
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If you can’t wait for the Harrison Festival of the Arts to start this summer, a sneak preview might be just enough to tide you over.

The Festival welcomes David Lindley to Harrison Memorial Hall on May 10 as part of its third annual fundraiser—a comfortable community night of music and mingling.

Lindley’s music carries a global theme; a celebrated musician, he has toured extensively. In 1991 he travelled to Madagascar to record indigenous music, returning with six albums’ worth after only two weeks.

“We felt Lindley was a great choice for this  year’s fundraiser because of his deep connection to world music, which fits well with the Festival mandate and programming,” stated Andy Hillhouse, Harrison Festival Society Artistic Director.

Lindley’s ability to pull details from a of world music (from reggae to blues to Celtic and Arabic influences) is reflected in his choice of instruments, which ranges from banjo to steel guitar and into more exotic instruments like the Turkish saw and chum bus or the Irish bouzouki.

“What is really interesting about Lindley

is that, while he has achieved this fame, he is someone who never rested on his laurels but has contented to grow on his own distinct musical path,” Hillhouse says.

The night promises to bring together influences from around the globe, ending on the shores of Harrison with door prizes, appetizers, refreshments, and both a silent auction and a raffle.

It’s the sort of fun that you’re bound to find at the Harrison Festival of the Arts this summer—just a little in advance.

• Tickets to the Fundraiser are $75 and can be purchased by phone at 604-796-3664, online at www.harrisonfestival.com, or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs.

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