Bodh’aktan will return for the second part of their limited engagement at Epcot’s Canada Pavilion.
From the Quebec Province, Bodh’aktan’s music combines elements of Celtic, trad-Quebecois, polka, punk, Irish folk, Breton and Maritime.d
The group earlier performed for 20 days back in October of 2016. They will return to the Mill Stage today with their engagement running through January 22nd. Bodh’aktan will be taking over for the Canadian Holiday Voyagers.
Show times are 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:30pm 5pm, 6:15pm and 7:30pm, Wednesday to Sunday, and are included with park admission.
Epcot’s Canada Pavilion will be host to a new guest musical group – Bodh’aktan.
The band’s music combines elements of celtic, trad-Quebecois, polka, punk, Irish folk, Breton and Maritime. Bodh’aktan will be appearing for a limited time – 20 days in October, followed by another 20 days in January of 2017.
The TradNation Project introduces the living music and dance traditions of Quebec and preserves this heritage through its transmission across generations and to new audiences wherever it travels. A collaboration between musicians, dancers and dance callers, the project includes two generations of performers from Quebec’s thriving traditional music scene, presenting instrumental, song and dance traditions from the rich cultural heritage of French Quebec.
The band is expected to begin performing on January 15th. The band will perform four to five thirty minutes sets five to six days per week.
The band consists of 18 musicians, but only five musicians will perform during each set. The first group of five is expected to appear from January 15th through April 15th. A new group of musicians from the band will take over every 4-5 months.
The ‘Canadian Lumberjack Show’ is scheduled to debut at Epcot’s Canada Pavilion next week on October 5th.
The show is being produced by the Florida based Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, takes the place of Off Kilter as the live entertainment act for Canada Pavilion.
According to the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show website, “The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show is similar to an Old Time Lumberjack Show and a great family entertainment, matched by none. In the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show or Timber Show, we use quality lumberjack competitors, also known as Timberjacks from around the world. The Paul Bunyan Lumberjacks are also the same lumberjacks you see on the Stihl Timber Sports Series, ESPN, and TNN. So if you are looking for a great Timber Show with real tough Lumberjacks also known as Ironjacks, The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show, is the type of Old Time Lumberjack Show / FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT you want.”
Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show has previously worked with Disney during private events, and brings over 28 years of performing experience.
Disney has not released any details or confirmed the new act as of yet.
Thousands of fans stopped by the Canada Pavilion at Epcot yesterday to see Off Kilter perform for the final time – and what a show it was.
Crowds packed the area in front of the stage along World Showcase promenade for every show, easily reaching capacity each time. The band arrived on stage for the final time to huge cheers and applause at 7:30pm, and following their 25 minute regular set, were brought back by the crowds for three encore performances – no doubt they would have played all night given the chance.
The show is not something that will be forgotten, for the guests in attendance or the the band themselves. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is the entire show from the Canada Pavilion’s Off Kilter final performance.