Irish folk and blues

The Wheat in the Barley plays to capacity crowd at Upper Clearwater Hall

Members of The Wheat in the Barley play Irish folk and blues music for an appreciative audience in the Upper Clearwater Hall on July 12.

Members of The Wheat in the Barley play Irish folk and blues music for an appreciative audience in the Upper Clearwater Hall on July 12.

Members of The Wheat in the Barley play Irish folk and blues music for an appreciative audience in the Upper Clearwater Hall on July 12.

Pictured are (l-r) Mark Dowding (wind instruments), Nicole Scoffield (violin), band leader Steve Gidora (guitar and mandolin), and Victor Smith (accordion, mandolin and Celtic drum).

Gidora has known Upper Clearwater resident Gerda Faber for many years and she plus some friends arranged the concert, which was sold out.

In 2007 the band, which is from the Lower Mainland, performed at Raft River and Vavenby elementary schools.   Photo by Fritz Schaer