The O’Schraves at Amherst Island, September 14, 15
Award-winning family group, The O’Schraves (Julie Schryer, Pat O’Gorman, Benoit Schryer Lefebvre, and Áine Schryer O’Gorman) will be performing as part of the Dry Stone Festival on Amherst Island, near Kingston ON. The Festival, put on by Dry Stone Canada, takes place at The Lodge on Amherst Island. The festival is free to attend and general public is welcome!
Watch skilled wallers create a bayside seating area at The Lodge, talk to folks on site, and learn more about walling and dry stone craft. Register for a workshop! Stone carving under the pines. Curved wave walls. Stone wall restoration at Poplar Dell nearby. Visit the Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centre and check out the tall ship docked just across Stella Bay from The Lodge. There are FIVE builds (at least, it’s hard to keep track) and TONNES of stone, food, drink, and space for great people who love to build and learn.
Get all your information at the Welcome! Zone! Amherst Island food and craft vendors will be on hand, along with heritage and community booths, and a children’s/youth waller area! Find some shade at the presentation tent and slideshows of Canadian and International projects. Visit the Dry Stone Interpretation and Learning Centre demonstration inside The Lodge for photos, posters, games, and information on dry stone craft and structures worldwide, and tour the walls of Amherst Island!