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Tune Up the Parks welcomed Karen Morand

by Sylene Argent

Windsor-based singer/songwriter Karen Morand provided an evening of gospel influenced Americana music to over thirty appreciative listeners last Wednesday evening. The performance was part of the Arts, Tourism, and Culture (ACT) Committee’s Tune Up the Parks summer concert series.

  From inside the newly installed pavilion, located inside the Heritage Gardens Park, Morand played a series of covers and originals from her previously released album, “Junkyard Heart” for her attentive listening audience.

  Last Wednesday’s performance was not the first time Morand has shared her music talents with the community. Last year, she was introduced to the summer concert series in Essex Centre and has since played in Colchester and Harrow, too. She said the experience has been great.

  “The people were so beautiful and I had so much fun,” Morand said of her experience playing in the Tune Up the Parks concert series to date. “I jumped at the chance to do it again. I find county audiences are so supportive of music.”

  Morand is currently working on some new material, which is planned to be released in September. For more information about this performer, log onto

  The Tune Up the Parks concert series is scheduled to continue on Wednesday, July 18 with local rock band, “Fire.”

  Performances are subject to change or cancellation. Tune Up the Parks will run on Monday evenings at Colchester Harbour Park and on Wednesday evenings at Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre. Additional dates are scheduled for Harrow and McGregor.

Those interested in attending are urged to bring their own lawn chair or blanket and have the opportunity to make a donation to the performer.


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