August Farmers’ Market

Photo Karen Graham.
Saskia Tompkins

Saskia Tompkins treated shoppers at the August Farmers’ Market to tunes from her unique instrument, a nyckelharpa.  This traditional Swedish instrument is one of many on which this talented musician is proficient.  She is best known for other stringed instruments, including the violin, fiddle and cello.  This classically trained British musician and actor moved to Ontario in 2007, where she found new audiences for her broad repertoire of traditional, modern, jazz and Celtic music styles.  This summer she is performing on the violin with the Quinte Symphony Orchestra and spending the month of August at the 4th Line Theatre performing in their original summer production, The Verandah Society.

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