“Got My Dancin’ Boots On”

In 1985 John Gray wrote a play which he called Don Messer’s Jubilee, a musical tribute to one of the CBC’s most fondly remembered family programs. This play successfully toured Canada for many years. In the 1960s, when the Beatles and the Rolling Stones were introducing their music, Gray played Hammond organ and trumpet for a popular Rock Band from Truro called the Lincolns.

In a two minute audio clip, you are to attempt to explain why John Gray, an enthusiastic participant in Rock and Roll music, would compose and write a play based on a person whose fame involved the use of a fiddle.

Ian Andrews
c. 2007
New Brunswick, CANADA
© 2007, Heritage Branch, Province of New Brunswick. All Rights Reserved.

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