Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum

Although Cathy and I both love music and spent years playing (her piano, me trombone), we seldom go out to listen to music. Last night we did get out, though, and it was so wonderful that it just might be the kick we need to do it more.

The event was “Ice Palace Blues”, organized by the Yukon Transportation Museum as part of their 25th anniversary celebrations. The name is a tribute to the recreation centre and dance hall that now houses the museum. Yukon-born blues artist Brandon Isaak was brought up from Vancouver, and he was backed up by well-known locals Paul Stephens on bass and Lonnie Powell on drums.

This was an experiment by the museum, and was a huge success in every way (in the opinion of Cathy and I). There was a wide variety of people there, and it’s a safe bet that many had never been in the facility before.

Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse

Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse

Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse

Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse

Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse
Paul Stephens on bass.

Paul Stephens on bass, Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse
Lonnie Powell on the drums.

Lonnie Powell, Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse

Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse

Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse
Still photos just don’t do justice to the music or the energy last night, so here’s a 3½-minute video I shot.


As a bonus to a wonderful evening, when we walked out to the car, the Northern Lights were putting on a good show. This was shot hand-held with everything wide open – a 0.6 second exposure at ISO 3200 and f3.5.

 at Whitehorse, Yukon

Although I got packed up and went for an aurora-hunt drive after getting home, it had already clouded over.



Comments

Ice Palace Blues Night at the Yukon Transportation Museum — 3 Comments

  1. Sure looks like fun Murray. I was looking for you up dancing but I assume that you were on the camera. I check your Blog almost every day and you’re sure keeping busy even if it is at night. Your Blog continues to be one of the highlights of our trip.
    Wilf

  2. That really is nice to hear, Wilf – thanks. Cathy laughs at my dancing so I don’t do it anymore – well, except when she’s not watching ๐Ÿ™‚ I often wonder now how I ever managed to fit a job into my life!

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