Home Routes Blue Moon Circuit coming to town starting this weekend

Singer-songwriter Kristin Sweetland is playing at Minto Manor on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Kristin Sweetland

Minto Manor is now playing host to the Home Routes Blue Moon Circuit of House Concerts starting this Sunday with a concert by London, Ont., singer-songwriter Kristin Sweetland.

“Her records have been lauded for their intelligence, quality, poetry, and range and Sweetland for being a gifted lyricist and composer, outstanding guitar player, and mature singer,” Minto Manor proprietors David and Edna-Mae Johnson said in a statement. You can find out more about Kristin Sweetland at www.kristinsweetland.com.

Home Routes is a non-profit arts organization incorporated in 2007 to create new performance opportunities for acoustic musicians and to increase access by all Canadians to professional concerts. Home Routes was initiated by founders of the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the West End Cultural Centre, Mitch Podolak and Ava Kobrinsky with Tim Osmond and the support of a volunteer Board of Directors. Home Routes sponsors house concerts in 140 communities across Canada. The circuit starts in Priddis, Alta., which is just outside Calgary and ends on Salt Spring Island.

All proceeds from the concerts go to the performing artists. Only 30 tickets are available. They can be acquired by calling Minto Manor at 250-837-9337. Wine and cheese will be served.

Other concerts in the Blue Moon Circuit House Concert series are by:

  • October Browne Tuesday November 2. 2010
  • Morgan Davis Wednesday December 1, 2010
  • Cosy Sheridan with TR Ritchie Thursday February 10, 2011
  • Mike and Ruthy Friday March 11, 2011
  • Jay Aymar Saturday April 9, 2011