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Fri, Aug 11


Abbey Gardens, Haliburton County

Great Lake Swimmers

Join us Friday night as we welcome Canadian folk rock band Great Lake Swimmers to the Gardens for the first time, sharing their critically acclaimed indie rock sounds.

Great Lake Swimmers
Great Lake Swimmers

Time & Location

Aug 11, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EDT

Abbey Gardens, Haliburton County, 1012 Garden Gate Dr, Algonquin Highlands, ON K0M 1S0, Canada

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Featuring a blend of acoustic instruments, rural soundscapes, and  wistful vocals, Great Lake Swimmers are a critically acclaimed  indie-folk group led by songwriter/vocalist Tony Dekker. Based in  Toronto, Ontario, the group emerged with a succession of heavily  atmospheric albums recorded in old silos and rural country churches.  They have maintained that pastoral warmth over subsequent albums with a  continued mission to record and perform in acoustically unique and  historical locales. They are renowned for their homespun folk and lush,  intimate Americana in their live shows. Great Lake Swimmers celebrated  their 15th anniversary in 2018 with the release of “The Waves, The  Wake,” which displayed both their pop-oriented side as well as a new  direction utilizing instruments like marimba, harp, lute, and woodwinds  and adopted a more orchestral and improvisational approach to modern  folk music. They have been shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music  Prize and nominated twice for Canada’s Juno Awards, with the CBC  calling them “a national treasure.”

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