photo courtesy Phil Cowles
WHITE HORSE FESTIVAL
CARPENTERS ARMS FOLK NIGHT
August 22, 8pm
CD's - Now Available "The Royal Oak"
Hunter’s Corners was the 19th Century name for the intersection of what is now Highways 8 and 24 in the geographic centre of Cambridge, Ontario. It was so-called because there was an inn there at that time called The Royal Oak which was owned by a man named Hunter.
The duo of Bill Nesbitt (concertina, harmonica, vocals & jaw harp and Brad McEwen (citterns & vocals) chose this name because of its local connection.
As well as being a musician for Oakville Ale & Sword Dancers, Bill specializes in traditional songs and tunes from Newfoundland. Brad has spent many years with the traditional folk music of the British Isles and has most recently focused on both Canadian variants of British Isles ballads and songs from Canadian history.
Bill lives in Hamilton, Ontario most of the time and in Newfoundland when he can. Brad lives in Cambridge, Ontario and in Stroud, Gloucestershire when he can.