12th Annual Healing Garden Music Fest
A terrific cast of Canadian and US talent brought their musical wares to the French Club in Waltham, MA, for this annual fundraising concert. Featured headliners included J.P. Cormier with his piano-playing wife Hilda Chiasson-Cormier (Cape Breton, NS), the CD release of Edmond Boudreau, and the effervescent duo of Valerie Thompson & Vessela Stoyanova on Cello and Marimba.
Many special guests were also be on hand, including Music Fest stalwart Matt Leavenworth on fiddle and guitar, Joe Cormier on fiddle, Telecaster Master Jim Spellman, and more surprise accompanists.
100% of ticket proceeds for this event were be donated for the caring and nurturing of The Mary Eagan Garden adjoining the Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Care Center on the campus of Children's Hospital Boston at Waltham (MA).
As a bonus, the 100% of ticket revenues was matched by Patio Records in a donation to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre , where the first healing garden was due to open in four months.