Harold and the Boys make a comeback

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been modified from the original which appears in our March 15 newspaper edition to reflect a change in dates of the fundraiser which we reported in error. The Advocate apologizes for the error.

A local rock and roll legend will be taking the stage Saturday night in a rare performance.

Harold Borden, formerly of the famed Blue Cats, and his new band will be headlining at a local fundraiser benefiting Pictou County Injured Workers Association and the New Glasgow Legion.

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Harold and the Boys will be hitting the stage at the New Glasgow Legion on Saturday night, March 18, for a kitchen party and silent auction. The group of musicians all regularly play with other bands but have decided to come together to play once or twice a year for fundraisers.

The event will run 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. with a cover charge of $7. Those hoping to get tickets ahead of time can find them at Big Als, the New Glasgow Legion and the Pictou County Injured Workers Association in New Glasgow.

“It’s a hobby, there’s nothing like making music,” said Sandy Lumsden, drummer.

Between the five musicians, they estimated they have about 245 years of experience playing music. The band will be playing old school rock and roll like Little Richard, Sam Hill and Fats Domino as well as swing type rock and roll and country. Along with Harold and the Boys, there will be a few other groups playing, including the trio of Tuggy Marshall, Bill Keeping and John LeBlanc and the duo of Allen O’Brien and Charlie Hafey. The trio of Bobby Dean, Kelvin Brannon and Leslie Michaud will also be playing as well as Matt Trefry and Bill Bell.


Back left, Sandy Lumsden, Ernie MacInnis, Harold Borden and Ross MacVicar as well as Don McInnis (front), also known as Harold and the Boys, are getting ready to rock the stage at their latest fundraising event. (Brimicombe photo)

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Heather Brimicombe
Heather Brimicombe is a Pictou County native and graduate from the University of King's College in Halifax with a Bachelor of Journalism Honours degree as well as a combined major in Sustainability. She has previously won a Canadian Communities Newspapers award for a multimedia feature and was part of a team nominated for a Canadian Association of Journalism data award in the investigative category. Photography, art, sports and outdoor activities are all hobbies of hers as well as crafting, and baking.