- Children's Performances
- Fun Is: Peter & Mary (Festivals, Schools, Family Shows)
- This Land is Your Land (School Show)
- 'Planet Kindness' / 'Nature Sings'
- 'Artists in Residency'
- "Christmas is for kids"
- Sing Together; Play Together (Pre-School - Grade 3)
- Concerts, Community Shows, Dinner Theater, "Pub" Night
- Seniors Concerts
- Fairs, Exhibitions, Trade Fairs, etc..
- Strolling Performances
- M.C. / Emcee? Of Course!
- Ventriloquist Puppets
- Cruises and Resorts
- Theme Nights & Events
- Maritime Night
- Remembrance Day, V.E. Day, D. Day, etc.
- Medieval Banquets
- Robbie Burns Night
- Old Tyme Music Hall/Vandeville Night
- St. Patrick's Day
- Canada Day
- St. George's Day/British Night
- Dixieland, Klondike, & Roaring 20's
- Christmas Show
- Santa Claus arrival and/or kids show (Corporate parties etc.)
- Christmas is for Kids
- Seniors Show
- 'Strolling' Christmas Music
OR CONTACT US WITH IDEAS FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT!
Whether it be an interactive curriculum - based programme or a no-holds-barred 'fun' show, Peter & Mary have the perfect performance for any Children's Festival, Elementary School, or other Children's show.
'Fun Is: Peter & Mary'
Suitable for Festivals, Special events, End of term parties (ie. K-6/7)
Enter into the special world of Peter & Mary and be transported into a fun-filled time of music, ventriloquism, and magic. You may be part of a Caribbean limbo dance, a Chicago style 'jug' band, assist with a breathtaking illusion, or even become a live ventriloquist puppet, who knows what this show may hold!!
"A SPECTACULAR JOB - THE OUTCOME WAS FANTASTIC"
'This Land is Your Land' (Festivals, Schools K-6/7)
Medicine Hat Spectrum Festival
"A HIGH LEVEL OF INTERACTION AND FUN"
Prince Albert Children's Festival
"THANK YOU FOR PUTTING SMILES ON MORE THAN 50,000 FACES"
Northern Alberta International Children's Festival
Peter & Mary are proud to offer their much talked about 'This Land is Your Land' show for Festivals and Elementary Schools; loved by teachers and students alike. Performances take the children on a highly interactive musical tour across Canada, learning a little of each Province on the way. Between musical segments, social studies is fun with flags, maps, and questions and answers with a roving mic. Background is given on each song performed and, as in all programmes, participation, involvement and spontaneity are very important factors. In addition to live music (guitars, vocals, banjo, keyboards), the show includes 'MeMe', the ventriloquist puppet; 'Art', the magic drawing board, and a student jug band to close. Cue cards are put up for the choruses; the whole atmosphere is both educational and fun. Length of programme is 1 hour; teacher's aid sheets are provided which include song lyrics and background information to be presented in the performance.
'This Land is Your Land' has already been performed over 275 times in the Province of Alberta alone!
"THE STUDENTS WERE SO ENTHUSIASTIC AS THEY TAPPED, CLAPPED, DANCED AND SUNG THEIR WAY ACROSS CANADA"
'Planet Kindness' / 'Nature Sings'
"I BELIEVE THAT EVEN THE YOUNGEST OF OUR STUDENTS WALKED AWAY WITH A FEELING OF PRIDE IN BEING A CANADIAN"
Albert Lacombe School
"THERE WAS THUNDEROUS APPLAUSE AT THE SHOWS END, AND MUCH TALKING ABOUT THE EXCITEMENT GENERATED FROM THE SHOW"
Bishop Greschuk School
We are very excited about our new programme called 'PLANET KINDNESS'. This musical programme has a *"breeze of the whole wide world in it", designed to assist students in sharing and caring not only for the planet but also for themselves, for each other and for other species. The show involves students taking an interactive musical trip, where they will hear songs that have been written especially for this performance. These include many different rhythms, like 'Jambo, Jambo, Jambo' with its African beat (several students help to make up a jug band), 'Make every day Earth Day' (Caribbean), 'Flying in my rocket' (echo song), 'Kindness for you and me' (World beat), 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' and 'Tread a little lighter', plus Kermit's version of the favourite 'You've got a friend in me'! The students will also have fun watching other ventriloquist puppets, (i.e. 'Verna the Vegetarian Vulture', and 'Dexter the smoke blowing dragon') and a couple of small illusions which are used as tools to get positive messages across, and show that we can each make a difference.
We have recently returned from Africa, where we are currently involved with projects to improve the lives of street children in Nairobi, Kenya. The performance illustrates the differences between the lifestyles of children in both countries. We have spent time with the Maasai tribe and will dress some students in traditional Maasai costumes, also teach and explain the traditional jumping dance, after which, a few male students will have the opportunity to try their skills. As organizers for many years of Canada's leading Earth Day festival, (Edmonton, where emphasis is put on the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle concept), and also as Alberta representatives for the Canadian Hunger Foundation/Partners in Rural Development, we have long wanted to put together a schools' performance to cover these vitally important topics. Plus we have a huge wealth of contacts for any subject that may need follow-up after our visit, and would be pleased to do this at any time.
'NATURE SINGS' a version of the above with a couple of different songs and emphasis on nature and wildlife.
*(Quote from Radio Berlin on the original music of 'Peter & Mary')
'Sing Together; Play Together' (Pre-School - Grade 3)
'Artists in Residency'
Our 'Planet Kindness' performance is offered in a greatly expanded form as an Artists in Residency programme. Students discuss in workshops the issues facing this planet and what we can do. Subjects include 'Endangered Species and Habitat Protection'; 'Saving the World's fresh water'; 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' (examples will include hands-on craft activities, such as making a puppet out of an old sock); 'School, home and environment'; 'Meet the challenge' Enviro Quiz; 'Bio-gas for the third world'; 'From Canada to Kenya'(compares lifestyles of children in a third world country, to that of ourselves, and discusses the issues they face). Students will learn songs, interact in skits, and will be involved in the presentation of the 'Planet Kindness' show, which concludes the residency. Whilst the residency aims at grades 2 - 6, many of the younger students will be invited to participate in the final show in the form of a jug band. More in depth details of this residency upon request.
This show teaches students and pre-schoolers basic rhythm and timing, plus the building of confidence and self esteem through performance. Interactive fun with live music, magic and puppets. Sing on the microphone and also help 'Ollie' the Fox to create a rhyming song in which all can participate.
"THE PARTICIPATION ASPECT OF PETER & MARY'S SHOW
Concerts, Community Shows, Dinner Theatre, "Pub" night
ALLOWS CHILDREN NOT ONLY TO WATCH THE SHOW,
BUT TO EACH FEEL LIKE INDIVIDUAL STARS"
Multicultural Heritage Foundation, Stony Plain
"YOUR REMARKABLE TALENTS...
AT KIDS ON THE FRINGE!"
Telephone Historical Centre, Edmonton Fringe Festival
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An evening with Peter & Mary features an eclectic mix of Vaudeville, Celtic and other Folk, Country, Roaring 20's, 50's & 60's Light Jazz, and Show songs - not forgetting a visit from 'MeMe', Mary's alter ego ventriloquist puppet. Plus a wealth of original songs and songs from around the world; the whole laced with fun and laughter. This can be presented in either Concert, Dinner Theater, or fund-raising "Pub" night format, (complete with songbooks), and there's a special version for seniors too!
Contact us for help in planning YOUR event.
"WE WERE DELIGHTED WITH YOUR PERFORMANCE AND GENERAL PROFESSIONALISM"
Legislative Assembly, Alberta
"KEPT THE CROWD IN STICHES"
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Peter & Mary have a special performance for more mature audiences, featuring music and comedy, with special emphasis on the popular songs of yesteryear. They are also available on a limited basis for lodges and other care facilities. Please see under "Theme/Special Events" for notes on Remembrance show and Vaudeville night.
"ENTERTAINMENT YOU PROVIDED WAS THE TALK OF THE TOWN FOR TWO WEEKS - VERY IMPRESSIVE"
Fairs, Exhibitions, Trade Fairs, etc.
Pioneer House, Fort Saskatchewan
"SONGS AND STORIES HAD EVERYONE LAUGHING THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE EVENING"
Royal Canadian Legion - Edgewater, British Columbia
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Peter & Mary's touring activity includes appearances at Fairs, Exhibitions and Trade Fairs in both Canada and the U.S. They are in great demand with their high-energy Family show (aimed at younger children and parents) which includes interactive music, comedy ventriloquist puppets, and magic. Possibly there will be a Caribbean limbo dance, or a Chicago style jug band, or even a live ventriloquist puppet on the stage!
"HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOUR PERFORMANCE TO OTHER FAIRS, OR EXHIBITIONS
Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede
"IT WAS NICE TO HAVE AN ACT ON OUR GROUNDS THAT WERE SO VERSATILE"
Westerner Exhibition, Red Deer
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Peter & Mary's strolling performances have earned them recognition at Festivals, Exhibitions, Fairs and Trade Fairs across North America. With several immaculate costumes and impeccable presentation of music (Dixieland, Western, Swing, 50's & 60's, or Kids music), together with loads of interaction and friendly banter, they are 'roving ambassadors' second to none. A special '1905' costume has been made for centennial celebrations.
"SURVEYS INDICATE YOU WERE A 'HIT' WITH THOSE WHO TOOK IN YOUR PACKED STAGE SHOWS, OR WERE CHARMED DURING YOUR STROLLING 'WALK-A-BOUTS"
M.C./ Emcee? Of Course!
"PETER & MARY ARE WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH. THEY PROVIDE UPLIFTING MUSIC AND BRING A HAPPY FEELING TO A FAIR!"
Northeast Montana Fair
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Peter & Mary are pleased to assist with the "hosting" of a stage where they appear, if required, or to M.C. other events. Mary has "hosted" many stage events throughout Canada and the U.S. including the Vegas Ventriloquist Festival in Nevada, a world-class event.
"AT THE LAST MINUTE WE FOUND OURSELVES SHORT AN M.C. FOR OUR EVENING GRANDSTAND PERFORMANCE. WHEN WE APPROACHED THEM WITH OUR DILEMMA, MARY GRACIOUSLY OFFERED TO M.C. WITH HER TALENT FOR MAKING PEOPLE FEEL AT HOME SHE FILLED THE BILL VERY NICELY, AND THE GRANDSTAND SHOW WENT ON TO BE A SUCCESS!"
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Peter & Mary have appeared, to great success, with their own original compositions and other music at Festivals on both sides of the Atlantic.
Storytelling Festival (Canada)
Nostell Priory Country Music Festival (U.K.)
Mactaquak Festival (Canada)
The Lakes Country Music Festival (U.K.)
Earth Day Festival (Canada)
They perform frequently at Children's Festivals, including: The Northern Alberta Children's Festival; Spectrum Festival, Medicine Hat; Prince Albert Children's Festival; Battlefords Children's Festival; and many more.
Plus many Canada Day Festivals
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Mary has many ventriloquist puppets that are included in the shows, with comedy routines, songs and spontaneous interaction adding fun to the performances. Some of the 'family' include Mary's alter-ego 'MeMe' and the hilarious 74 year old Martha Mc Haggis, plus (for children) 'Dexter the Dragon', 'Verna the Vegetarian Vulture', Art the Magic Drawing Board', 'Ollie the Fox' and others.
See photo gallery for a picture showing just some of the 'family'.
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Cruises and Resorts
Peter & Mary have performed on several cruise lines, including Princess 'The Love Boat'; Aznar Lines (Spain), and Baltic Shipping on the TransAtlantic run from Montreal to St. Petersburg. They have appeared extensively at major resorts across North America, both for special events and for 'in house' engagements.
A few resorts:
Banff Springs Hotel
Harrison Hot Springs Hotel
Jasper Park Lodge
The Algonquin Hotel
Chateau Lake Louise
Royal York Hotel
Lake Louise Inn
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Theme Nights & Events
Peter & Mary have a vast repertoire of Maritime Folk music, blended with songs from Ireland and Scotland that are a part of the Maritime heritage. Having spent several years touring both the Maritimes and Newfoundland, they are able to give an authentic flavour to the music, laced as always with comedy and fun.
Remembrance Day, V.E. Day, D. Day, etc.
This is definately a nostalgia show, with all the favourite songs of the war years and lots of audience paricipation. 'Harbour Lights', 'Bless 'em all', 'White Cliffs of Dover' and hundreds more. An extra to this show is a display of genuine war-time memorabilia, newspapers, etc. spread along stage front for audience viewing. Show or dance.
'WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR RETURN - THANK YOU'
Royal Canadian Legion, Kingsway, Edmonton
Certainly, with traditional sounding music for that special occasion.
Robbie Burns Night
A show with a vast selection of Scottish songs for listening or dancing will give your Robbie Burns night a special edge.
'EVERYONE LAUGHING THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE EVENING'
Old Tyme Music Hall/Vaudeville Night
Edgewater, British Columbia
This is a popular event, with all of the songs from the gay 90's up to World War II. Florrie Forde, Vesta Tilley, Gus Elen, Marie Lloyd, George Formby, etc. Lots of comedy and fun as usual.
St. Patrick's Day
Peter & Mary would have to play for a very long time to exhaust their extensive repertoire of Irish songs and humour, but book early, this is one of the biggest nights of the year.
'ONE OF FOOT STOMPING, TOE-TAPPING, HAND CLAPPING ENJOYMENT!'
For Canada Day, Peter & Mary provide a high-energy musical trip across this great nation, with songs from coast to coast. Lots of fun and participation, often with special guest musicians. Closing with stirring renditions of 'Something to Sing About', 'Canada is...' or a special arrangement of 'O, Canada!' A version of this show is available for schools touring as well. Also check out 'This Land is Your Land' schools' show.
"SUPERB CANADA DAY ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, WITH CANADIAN SONGS FROM COAST TO COAST."
St. George's Day/British Night
Fort Edmonton Park
"YOU HAVE A POLISHED PRODUCT THAT IS GUARANTEED TO PLEASE"
Town of Drumheller
"YOU HELPED MAKE CANADA DAY A TRULY SPECIAL OCCASION"
City Hall, Edmonton
Lots of British humour, often slightly saucy, plus loads of songs from over 'ome, mixed in with the best from North America and Europe. Great costumes, lots of fun and audience involvement. Song books too!
"SOLD OUT -- AGAIN"
Dixieland, Klondike, & Roaring 20's
Again, all your favourites, with special costumes. "Bye Bye Blues", "Shine on Harvest Moon", "Bill Bailey" and hundreds more, with scintillating banjo and guitar work from Peter & Mary. Comedy, too! For many years an integral part of the Festivities surrounding Edmonton's Klondike Days, also numerous appearances on the Edmonton Queen Riverboat. In January 2002 Peter & Mary (and 'MeMe' the puppet), made their first appearance in New Orleans to enthusiastic responses.
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The Christmas season is always a busy one, with around 40 performances - Corporate Children's shows, schools, malls, seniors lodges, special dinners, etc.
Santa Claus arrival/or kids show (Corporate Parties, etc.)
For that very special visitor, we suggest a Children's show, to include Christmas music, ventriloquist puppets, magic and a whole host of interactive events to prepare the kids for Santa. If Santa is not involved in the event the show usually closes with a popular 'Christmas Jug Band'.
'Christmas is for Kids' (Pre-School to Grade 6/7)
A large repertoire of Christmas songs and carols make this a perfect audience involvement show with the children singing their favourites. From songs celebrating the Birth of Christ to a highly energetic romp with puppets, magic, '6 white Boomers', 'Rudolph', and of course a Christmas Jug Band to close - This show has it all!!
"IT WAS AMAZING TO SEE HOW ALL OF THE CHILDREN, FROM TODDLERS TO TEENAGERS, WERE TOTALLY ENTERTAINED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SHOW"
Atco Christmas Party
"YOUR ENTHUSIASTIC PRESENTATION CERTAINLY ADDED TO THE FESTIVE OCCASION AND CREATED A VERY JOYOUS ATMOSPHERE"
Paul Kane School
Popular Carols and songs, together with lots of interaction and warmth, make this a very special time for all.
'Strolling' Christmas Music
Very popular with larger locations, enables music to be heard throughout a mall, hospital, other large centres, on a very personal level. Uses guitar and banjo, with Christmas bells (and the occasional puppet visitor) for those who wish to join in.
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OR CONTACT US WITH IDEAS FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT!