Darrell Delaronde and Saskia are award-winning musicians who recently entertained in Clearwater with an evening of totally enjoyable and relaxing music. A crowd of over 70 music aficionados filled the Blue Loon Grill on Thursday, Feb. 9, to enjoy an evening of music and fun.
Darrell and Saskia sang mostly songs they composed themselves, but covered a few songs to recognise the artistry of other musicians. Their smooth, well rehearsed harmonies came through well in the live performance.
Darrell’s guitar anchors the group’s songs, which cover familial topics like having a child leave home and returning to his father’s farm to walk the hills. The duo used song to tell stories of Canadiana such as the Riel Rebellion, PEI, and explorer David Thompson’s wife.
Saskia sang one song in Dutch and added yodelling and a penny whistle to a couple of songs. She got a laugh when she called their home province of Saskatchewan “dangerously mountainous” compared to the flatness of her native Holland.
As recording artists, they had a pile of CDs for sale – the pile was much smaller at the end of the night. They have recorded several albums with each other, as soloists and with other artists.