By Carla Allen
THE COAST GUARD
A variety concert honoring Barrington’s Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame member Lynn Crowell will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m at the Barrington Lions Hall.
Bob Mundell, one of the organizers for the event, says it is being held in appreciation for the many hours that Crowell has volunteered her time.
“She’s really promoted this part of the province through her songs,” said Mundell.
Crowell has sung at every kind of event imaginable, including festivals, weddings, birthdays, funerals, political rallies, church activities, theatre presentations, charities for children, seniors and animals, as well as fundraisers of every descriptions through the province, organizing and producing many of these shows herself. She has been performing for The Friends of Hank Snow since the beginning in the early 90s.
She’s also released several CDs over the years: Our Salute to the Veterans and War Brides, I Don’t Mind the Rain, and Outside the Lines.
Mundell, who is first cousin to Crowell (their mothers are sisters) has assisted her with writing lyrics in the past, including some for “I am Nova Scotia”, and “The Lighthouse Route”.
“Anyone on our side of the family can make a poem,” he said.
Crowell was four when she remembers singing in the church at Christmastime. Encouraged by her mother, she performed whenever and wherever she could, including a bit of television in her teens. Her passion for singing grew with age.
Entertainment for Crowell’s concert will be provided by friends, comedians, ministers and studio owners, including: Rosemary Wall, Paul Foster, Matt Swim, Karen and Luke Geerings, Robbie Smith, Greg and Charlene Nickerson, Donna and Adele, Stewart Nickerson, Mundell and others. There will be a free will offering at the door.
Mundell says he expects a good turnout.
“She has a big following around here, especially amongst the seniors,” he said.