The excellent folk duo of John and Sheila Ludgate opened the outdoor show with some well-crafted original songs on topics such as travel, power struggles and a wedding song. One piece told of the demise of the fishing industry. On another tune the audience was encouraged to get up and dance an old fashioned waltz. The Ludgates closed their portion of the concert with the title song, Northern Soul, from their new CD, a beautiful tribute to Canada and its wonders that you observe travelling from sea to sea. As well as providing a full guitar accompaniment, John also added some well-placed harmonica choruses on some tunes. Sheila displayed some great bass work and vocal harmony.
- Simcoe Reformer
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