Musicians Saskia and Darrell will perform at the Baan Thai Pavilion

Musicians Saskia and Darrell will perform at the Baan Thai Pavilion

Live concerts welcome public to Echo Valley Ranch

Norm Dove, owner of Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, is inviting folks to various events taking place this August and September.

Norm Dove, owner of Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, is inviting folks to various events taking place this August and September.

“Come and enjoy a special evening here and get to know us, and who and where we are,” Dove says.

On Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. San Francisco’s Jeff Greenwald, book author and journalist for the Smithsonian and National Geographic, will bring his Strange Travel Suggestions one-man stage show to Echo Valley Ranch and Spa, located an hour west of Clinton. Though the show is free, reservations must be made in advance by calling 1-800-253-8831.

“We’d like these events to allow our neighbours in the Interior to get to know us,” Dove says, “and think about planning a vacation here in the future for any upcoming special occasions like birthdays, weddings and anniversaries.”

On Saturday, Sept. 1, the ranch will host a tour, dinner and concert.

Musicians Saskia and Darrell will perform at the Baan Thai Pavilion, an Asian-themed palace located at the ranch.

After many years touring with top musicians like Gary Fjellgaard and Valdy, the duo now performs folk, western, bluegrass and Celtic-influenced material. They play 200 dates a year at folk festivals, fall fairs, rodeos, country halls and dinner theatres in Canada and all over Europe.

The evening opens with a personal guided tour of the ranch by Dove at 5 p.m., a chef-catered sumptuous barbecue dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for the concerts only, or $60 for the tour, dinner and show.

Overnight accommodations are available (call the number above for more info).

Saskia and Darrell will also return for another dinner concert on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Echo Valley.