2019 Rev. Ned Wells Celebration

Rev. Ned Well “Celebration” Services

October 20th, 2019, we said our farewells to Rev. Ned with an:

  • 11 am service at Hampton, followed by lunch
  • and a 7 pm candle service at Eldad United Church, followed by Celtic music provided by Saskia Tomkins and Alanna Jenish (great choice Ned!).

Scroll down for photos and to see a music clip from the evening.

11 am “Celebration” Service @ Hampton

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7 pm “Celebration” Service @ Eldad

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Oh, and you may ask what is that instrument being played by Saskia?

We had to ask her! It’s a traditional Swedish musical instrument called a Nyckelharpa.  A type of harp played with a bow. Its keys are attached to tangents which, when a key is depressed, serve as frets to change the pitch of the string. There are 16 strings! It sounds like a fiddle. If I remember correctly she said, there are only 8 or 9 people in Canada who can play it. She’s self-taught and has been playing it for 20 years.

Their music was beautiful, listen to a clip below, you’ll be sad you missed it!

If the music doesn’t play, right-click on the video and select unmute.

Rev. Neds Final Services Annoucement 2