Fiddle and guitar duo to play Fourth Friday concert celebrating How Sweet It Was exhibition opening

On January 23, celebrate the launch of Guelph Museums’ sweet new winter exhibitions with free admission and a free concert. Celtic musicians Fiona McCairley and Bob MacLean are set to play at Guelph Civic Museum for Fourth Fridays and to mark the opening of How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934-1968 and Wall of Art: Sweet.

McCairley is an award-winning fiddler, a clarinetist with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, and the co-founder and music director of the Guelph Celtic Orchestra. MacLean is a virtuoso guitarist, with expertise in a variety of styles. He was McDougall Cottage Artist In Residence for 2012 and is the founder and director of the Waterloo-Wellington Guitar Summit. As a duo, they play “straight up fiddle tunes, swingy arrangements, familiar hits and some surprises.”

How Sweet It Was: Goody Sweets Candy Store, 1934 to 1968 looks at a beloved mid-century Guelph candy store, Goody Sweets, recounting the store’s colourful past and exploring the traditional methods they used to make their sweets. Wall of Art: Sweet is a series of artworks by local artists that explore the concept of “sweet” in creative and innovative ways.

In the spirit of our “sweet” theme, there will be a candy bar and hot chocolate served Friday evening. Opening remarks are at 6:30 pm, and will be followed by music at 7 pm.

Guelph Civic Museum admission will be free from 5 to 9 pm January 23. The Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street.

For more information

Robin Morden
Community Relations Coordinator
Guelph Museums