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True Confessions from the Ninth Concession

Event Date: Friday May. 24th, 2019

Event Time: 7:30 pm - 10 pm

Host: Blyth Festival

Contact: 1-877-862-5984


True Confessions from the Ninth Concession

By Dan Needles. Starring Dan Needles and Ian Bell

A loving and humorous look at life through story and song. 

This duo brings to stage the tales of rural life accumulated by Dan Needles since he and his wife left the city in 1988 to start a family on a 40-acre farm two hours north of Toronto. There, they raised sheep, cattle, chickens, pigs and, eventually, children. With Dan as orator and Ian as musician, they take us on a journey through life on Larkspur Farm and draw us into the wider human community of the Back Settlement. We’ll get tips on the rural wave, how to interpret weather signs and the correct approach to a one-lane bridge. We’ll also hear about the unlikely friendship between a “borderline” collie and an odd duck name Ferdinand, as well as recollections of a rooster gone rogue, an escaped pig and the risk of giving a name a Sunday entrée.

Whether you’re from the city or the country, you’ll find an evening of laughter in this fund-raising event that supports New Play Development at the Blyth Festival.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

Cost: $45/Per person

Location: Blyth Memorial Community Hall, Blyth, 431 Queen Street, Blyth



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