Cassidy Glecoff sings in Gooderham last summer. She will be performing as part of Homemade Stew on April 6 in Haliburton. /DARREN LUM Staff

Homemade Stew to feature local talent


Published March 19 2019

The Haliburton County Folk Society is once again highlighting the multitude of Haliburton Highlands talent with the sixth annual Homemade Stew concert on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion.

Walter Tose folk society member says “With all new artists save one Homemade Stew 6 promises to offer another wonderful evening showcasing talented local musicians.”

Barrie Martin president of the folk society says “We are discovering new local talent all of the time. Many of the Homemade Stew performers have caught our eye (and ear) at the Folk Society’s monthly open stage.”

This year’s event has taken the concept of local talent to a new level with the inclusion of portraits of locally connected musicians by Harvey Walker. In an effort to challenge himself Walker committed to painting at least one portrait a week since last July.

Walker says “what better subject matter for portraits than musicians who live or have played in the Haliburton Highlands.” There will be 30 16-by-20 oil portraits displayed with each being priced at $100. The paintings pick up on features integral to each subject and ooze their individual characters.  Twenty percent of the earnings will be donated to the Arts Council Haliburton Highlands and same percentage donated to the Haliburton County Folk Society.

The lineup will take the audience on a musical journey through an eclectic array of genres. The musicians range in age from young teens to seniors and everything in between. There are accomplished vocalists as well as instrumentalists playing a variety of instruments such as harmonicas horns guitars and even two harps.

This year’s lineup presented in two acts includes The Country Hot Flashes Tom Oliver Just Jodi Cassidy Glecoff (with Spencer Devolin as well as Marques and Lucas Bortolussi) The Salt Cellars Jacob Outram Essonville Hank Marie Watson and Grace Judge Cheeky Monkey and Gary and the Rough Ideas. As has become the custom there will be a grand finale act including all the musicians in the performance. This year it will be led by Gary and the Rough Ideas. Once again Mike Jaycock will be bringing his wit and charm in his role as master of ceremonies.

Tickets for the concert are available online at Halco Electronics/The Source in Haliburton and On The Spot Variety in Minden.  For more information call 705-754-FOLK or visit This event always sells out so please purchase your tickets early so you are not disappointed.