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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Literary Friends of the A-frame II - Conrad Beaubien

Another friend of the A-frame is Conrad Beaubien - writer, musician and champion of Prince Edward County's Millennium Trail project.

If you dropped by the A-frame during last year's Purdy Picnic, you would have enjoyed music graciously donated by 'Station Road', a group Conrad formed with PEC musicians Eric Pilgrim, David Simmonds and Michelle.

Conrad writes for Northumberland/Quinte area's  Watershed magazine (his lovely portrait of Eurithe Purdy appeared in the Fall 2012 issue) and reflects on nature in the fine local paper, the Wellington Times.

Conrad is also a playwright. On 6 dates in April and May, packed houses experienced the world premiere of Conrad's play 'Back of Hoards Station' at historic Hillier Town Hall- all in support of the Millennium Trail Hillier Wetlands project.

The night was a treat. Local food. Communal table of interesting folks.

The play was a wonder. Tender. Tough. True.
And tears, yes there were tears in the audience at the end.

Conrad and 'Station Road' played the first Purdy Picnic July 27, 2013

'Station Road' at the A-frame July 2013

Conrad sneaking up on Eurithe
Here's a link to The Belleville Intelligencer's April 24 review of 'Back of Hoards' Station.

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