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"The Odd Couples" consists of two married couples, one couple very big and one couple very small. Hence, the band's name.

Louanne and Boyd Baker (big people) live on Ostrea Lake Road in Jeddore on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore and both have roots deeply entrenched on the shore. Boyd's grandfather Dumeresq (Jim) Baker was from East Jeddore and his mom is a Spears from Sheet Harbour. Louanne's mom is an Eisan from Ship Harbour. The other couple is Dave Forsey and Kathy LeBlanc (small people). Dave's roots are in North Sydney, Cape Breton and Kathy's are on the French Shore of Nova Scotia in Saulnierville.

Seacoast Celtic Concerts

Experience the culture of Nova Scotia through local music, food, drink and most importantly, fun. Along with our set music event schedule below, on request, a traditional musical kitchen party can be arranaged for groups or motor coach tours.

Seacoast Celtic Music events are held at the Petpeswick Yacht Club in Musquodoboit Harbour (35 minutes from Halifax) on the selected Saturday Nights below. Foodservice begins at 7:00 and the music starts at 7:30. The entertainment is provided by The Odd Couples Band and other special guests.

Weekend getaway and daytrip packages available including accommodations, meals and other amenities if desired.

2004 Seacoast Celtic Concert Schedule

May 15 (Hello Summer)
Join us for the fun right on the water.

June 26 (Lobster Festival Concert)
After the festivities, Kick up your claws at another real maritime tradition.

July 17 (The Hot Summer is here)
Come Celebrate the freedom and fun of summer.

Aug. 28 (Summer on the Seacoast)
Feeling the heat, cool off on Petpeswick Inlet.

Sept. 18 (Celtic Colours Warm up)
On your way to Cape Breton for Celtic Colours, we're right on the way.

Dave and Louanne, formerly of the band Brakin' Tradition have been playing music for many years in one form or another but are now branching out in this new band playing different instruments with a fresh, fun, new outlook on music.

The music also lives up to the description of "odd", as it consists of many musical styles where almost anything goes. The two main styles are traditional and contemporary. This band also flavours their set lists with country, rock, bluegrass and even a few fun novelty tunes.

The Odd Couples has a reputation for promoting good times and good music with a mix of traditional and contemporary favorites. The Maritime kitchen parties they share with the patrons at Toddy's Lounge in Jeddore, The Lobster Shack Restaurant, Celtic Concerts and other 'shore locales' promote a fun, relaxed atmosphere where everyone of all musical tastes has a good time (including the band!). The band loves playing the Eastern Shore with its great atmosphere, great food and homey feelings. The Odd Couples had its "coming out" party at Toddy's in 2000.

After jamming in Dave's basement studio for a while Boyd suggested they get up on stage at Toddy's open mike matinee and give it a go. They have been playing Saturday matinees there at least once a month ever since then. Don't miss "The Odd Couples" in Celtic Concerts 2002!

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