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                          DONNA LUCIAN  ( HARMONICA DONNA )  R I P !






































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IN 2012 I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO ORGANIZE AND CO-ORDINATE THE CENTENNIAL WEEKEND MUSIC

THIS WAS THE BIGGEST SHOW OF LOCAL TALENT EVER.

CONSISTING OF 10 BANDS ( 5 A NIGHT ) FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
IN THE ROY H JOHNSON ARENA

THESE ARE SOME OF THE BANDS THAT PERFORMED.


















































Somebody asked me the other day, Are you making any money on your web site. My answer was " no , not a penny ". He said why are you doing it. I replied--as a citizen of The Pas for 58 years, and a musician for over 50 of those years, I have always been impressed by the musical talent that came out of our small town over the years. I collected pictures and stories over the years and even wrote a book and produced a record album of local musicians back in '82. I felt the need to build a web site to honor and give credit to as many of the musicians as I could before all would be lost. The unwritten bond of all the local musicians is something I am proud to share and If I can bring back any memories and put a smile on someones face then it is all worth it. I'm not asking for money nor am I selling any advertising. Kind of a rare thing these days. I'm doing it because I enjoy it. I am still and always taking submissions and pictures and adding them to the site as I go along, and even when I move down South I will still maintain the site and eventually hand the site on to someone who will continue to add to the rich musical heritage from what I consider--my home town--The Pas










TIM BUTLER EXTRAORDINARY GUITAR PLAYER AND BLUES MAN. STARTED IN THE PAS AND IS NOW MAKING A LIVING IN WINNIPEG.












CLAIRE BESTLAND



YOUNG LADY FROM THE PAS MAKING HER MARK IN THE WORLD OF BLUES.








Jim's band







Uncle Jim and his Northern Ramblers




I was the fiddle player who won the ACT (Associated Canadian Travellers) amature hour in The Pas with Ray Lichowit on the guitar in 1947 or 48; sponsored by the Elks club.
I was eleven years old and had just come to The Pas from Pikwitonei. It seems as if I was always being invited to play somewhere from then on. 
When I got Alex Samborski on the piano and Max Lebowicki on the guitar I had the core group to make a band. Some of the other musicians that played a various times were Lloyd Sayese, Maurice Powell and Willy Chartrand would sing. He had a great voice. We were called "Uncle Jim and his Northern Ramblers". We played as many as three nights a week at weddings, railroader's dances, Concerts and some nights because people just wanted to dance. This continued until I went to Winnipeg in 1956. It was a fun time for all.


Jim Ilchyshyn



















                                 BACKSTREET BAND





              THE PAS MUSICIANS 
                   HALL OF FAME



                    NORTH OF 53 ALBUM  FOR THE PAS HOMECOMING



     PRODUCED BY GARRY WENGER, JACK HEBERT AND DAN HILL 



                    BLACK ROSE RECORDING STUDIO, THE PAS   1982
















                                                 























                                                        VENTURAS
                                       ESSENTIALS
                            THREE HAIRS AND A HAT
                                  FALLEN ANGELS
                                 MIDNIGHT ANGELS
                              THREE PENNY OPERA






     


































The Midnight Angels - not long after they went into the Gateway and began their touring career becoming Three Penny Opera in 68. Jim Moran and Bill Allard were the previous drummers









Here is picture of Sherman Murphy (top centre) .  Jim Grabowski (  right )  who once played with The Fifth Playing with Charles and Larry of Three Penny Opera.