Festival By the Marsh – Reprinted from the Sackville NB Tribune Post
Festival by the Marsh Opens Tonight With gallery crawl – Mount Allison University
Completing the “crawl” at 8:15 p.m. at historic Cranewood mansion (see picture below) is Brian Gladstone, a veteran Toronto folk musician, inspired by the 60s peace movement, and cofounder and organizer of numerous events and charities that have encouraged peace activism and environmental and social awareness.
In recent years, Gladstone has received airplay and awards on as wide-ranging stations as the Australian and New Zealand “Prime Time Rotation” where Brian was designated the “Feature Artist of the Month in August 2004,” to his music being used in an episode of the BBC’s 2006 prime time TV series “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Gladstone’s other achievements include being president for the “Association of Artists for a Better World,” and having organized projects such as the “Concerts for Earth Day Canada” and the “Concert for Tsunami victims.”
Cranewood, in Sackville NB
Oringinally the concert was planned for our in the garden, but due to rain it had to be moved inside. Constructed circa 1836 this Georgian house was built for William Crane (1785-1853), merchant, politician and business partner of Charles Frederick Allison, founder of Mount Allison University. In 1867, the property passed to Josiah Wood (1843-1927), lawyer, Senator, and Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, 1912-1917. Acquired by Mount Allison University in 1975, Cranewood currently serves as the residence of the University’s President.