| Posted: Saturday, Aug 04, 2012 06:00 am
Tupelo Honey single release
Tupelo Honey just released to radio their kick-butt hockey song Can’t Stop.
The local fivesome entered the punchy song in the Edmonton Journal’s puck rock contest in Oct. 2011, and carried away the top prize of $500 and the opportunity to perform during an Oilers’ games.
“We are so excited to get it out on radio. This is the first single we have put out that is going to SIRIUS, so listen for it there too,” said lead singer Dan Davidson.
Anyone interested in hearing the song can log onto YouTube and see a hockey montage a fan threw together with the song playing in the background.
“Be a pal and request the song and tell your friends,” Davidson said.
St. Albert duo reach semi-finals in national songwriting contest
On a lark, Michael Cearns and Fred Miller entered CBC’s The Quest for Canada’s New Championship Anthem. And they were thrilled to be listed as one of 48 semifinalists for their song We’ll Win.
But on Aug. 1, the finalists were listed and We’ll Win wasn’t among them.
“We thought we would make it. The song is so appropriate,” says Cearns. “I guess the voters were voting for their favourite band. However, we are honoured to have been chosen as one of the top 48.”
Competing against Cearns were nationally renowned names such as Metric, Joel Plaskett, Arcade Fire and Sam Roberts. These four groups are part of the 10 finalists.
Listeners can hear the long list at www.music.cbc.ca
Fairy Berry Festival
Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farms are mapping out the eighth annual Fairy Berry Festival with a fantastical trip into the past.
Running during the upcoming long weekend, Aug. 4 to 6, it features a roaming band of knights from Knights Haven. This band of merry men offers medieval games, archery and catapult lessons as squires, pages and fairies unite to test their might.
Kids of all ages will swoon over balloon modeller Phileas Flash in his colourful clowning performances. In addition, the troops are mounting free magic shows, puppet shows and a children’s folk music stage.
The adventurous can check out the The Mindbender Corn Maze, the world’s largest interactive puzzle and tracking challenge. Children can pan for treasure at the Lost Lemon Gem Mine and take part in face painting and pirate crafts.
Wee munchkins under the age of five dressed as pirates and fairies get in free this weekend and can be entered in adventure draws.
The festival runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Prairie Gardens is located 25 km north of Edmonton on Hwy. 28 in Sturgeon County, one km east of Bon Accord and two km north on Lily Lake Road. Admission is $9.95 per person. The family rate is $9.25 per person.