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Summer Solstice Celebration
Painting by Bert Weir, 001876, oil on canvas 36" x 36" 2009
Wednesday June 21st
Foley Community Hall and Fairgrounds
60 Rankin Lake Rd, Foley, ON
Celebrate National Indigenous Day, International Music Day, and Summer Solstice with Whispering River Music in Cultural workshops
and a respectful outdoor Gathering honouring the sacred traditions of
the Ojibwe, Metis, and Settlers from all parts of the world.

2:30pm to 4pm - Cultural Workshops

Foley Community Hall

All ages and musical levels welcome from complete beginners to advanced players! Register today in two one-hour workshops. Limited to 40 participants.

  • Metis Fiddling OR Beginning Strings (instruments provided)


  • Ojibwe Teachings OR Broom Dancing

4:30pm - Summer Solstice Gathering and Concert

Foley Fairgrounds

Special Guests:

Little Creek Traditional Drum

Jacinthe Trudeau, Metis Fiddler

Whispering River Orchestra

Music featuring Whispering River Orchestra includes works by Bach, Haydn, and Britten. Concert details coming soon.

**Join us after the gathering and concert at the Foley Fairgrounds for a celebration of early evening Fire! (weather permitting)**

About our Guests

Little Creek Traditional Drum

Laval Williams is the Caretaker of the Little Creek Traditional Grandfather Drum which resonates the Heartbeat of Mother Earth. 

Jacinthe Trudeau

Jacinthe Trudeau's love affair with music began the very first time a small violin was placed in her hands. She was six years old at the time. Being a warm, honest, positive, sweet, uncomplicated person, she became a masterful musician with a thorough understanding of her instrument. There doesn’t seem to be a musical style with which Jacinthe doesn’t feel at home. She currently resides in Sudbury where she juggles a busy schedule as a studio musician, performer and teacher. She runs her fully bilingual music studio teaching students of all ages. She is the 1996 Canadian Junior Fiddle Champion and the 1998 Canadian Fiddler Entertainer of the Year. She also has a B.Sc. specialised in Mathematics and a teachable in Music from the Laurentian University. Her first CD entitled “ECHO” won her the 2000 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Folk Album. Jacinthe performs cutting edge original music and arrangements with virtuosity and passion.  She brings her fresh and invigorating instrumental style to the stage and genuinely connects with audiences of all ages. From her soulful and expressive playing, to her own feisty compositions, Jacinthe’s love of fiddle music is evident in her playing.

Our Orchestra


Artistic Director Brenda Margaret Muller

Violin I

Clare Pellerin, concertmaster

Katja Mathys

Tristan Simm

Anna Nuedling

Violin II

Paula Calzonetti

Nancy Regan

Kathleen Moquin


Brian Oxley

Sofiia Livinska


Brenda Margaret Muller

Shannon Lai

Judith White

Linda Gibson

Louise Nicksy


Val Wilshynsky

Zach Louch


Peter Culjak


Jeff Richards


Ryan Wettlaufer

Alana Nuedling


Dan McCoy

More info on our performancers to come.

A Glance of our Solstice Celebration Gathering in 2022

A Special Thank You to

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For providing accommodation for our musicians 


Linda Gibson and our volunteers

for their continual support through our Beer Cans and Bottle Drive! 

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