It’s the theatre Mom took me to see my first movie. Snow White. It was originally built in 1913 and, having undergone extensive restoration and is now known as the Mae Wilson Theatre. Together with the Visual Arts Gallery next door (once the Army and Navy department store), these two venues are the Moose Jaw Cultural Centre. It’s a grand building.
Gerry and I are there to see the Irish Rovers. Yes, those Irish Rovers we used to watch on TV on Sunday nights here in Canada. The ones who’s first hit single, The Unicorn, rambles gently through the mind if we allow it and whose rousing Wasn’t That a Party gets us dancing. After sixty years as a group, the Rovers still put on a great show with a selection of new material and old favourites.
We tapped our toes, sang along, and all in all had a grand evening. This morning, Black Velvet Band is stuck in my brain. Here’s an old video of the Irish Rovers performing it. Have a watch and maybe you’ll get this happy song stuck in your brain too.
I loved the Irish Rovers back then. Wonderful that you got to see them all these years later. They had (have) some fun old songs! What a lovely old building.
It really was a fun evening for all ages!