Frank Dobbin and Friends give it up for the museum

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Frank Dobbin & Friends helped raise about $2,000 for the Macdonald Museum in Middleton on the weekend.

By Donna L. Burton

Did you make it over to the Macdonald Museum in Middleton on Sunday the 28th – just before Halloween?  If you did, you are among those treated to one of two spectacular benefit shows by Frank Dobbin and Friends. During both the matinee and evening shows, Frank & Friends poured their hearts out with country favorites such as Seven Bridges Road by the Eagles and Roy Orbison’s Crying. Original tunes were also on the playbill with Tom Lee’s It Won’t Be Easy and among the many of Frank Dobbin’s during the shows Never Knew Her Name.

Dobbin produced the shows and engineered the music. He was also on keyboard and vocals and was joined by band members Dick den Haan, drums; Jason Burns, lead guitar; and Darcy Smith, bass guitar. Guests included Mike Johnson, Tom Lee, Melinda den Haan, and Elizabeth Mason-Squires.

Frank & Friends were greatly appreciated not only for their talent and creativity, but also for their time and commitment in making the benefit shows a great success. In fact, the encore at the end of the second show was so high-spirited, nobody wanted to go home.

Altogether, about $2,000 were raised, half of which was generously matched, dollar for dollar, by The Scotia Bank, Middleton. All proceeds will help manage the operating costs of the museum.  If you would like to make a donation to support the museum and its role as a source of pride, education, and the arts in our community, please contact Judy Mosher at (902) 825-4365. Hats off to Frank and Friends for doing their part.  

The Macdonald Museum presents David Skidmore and Marion Kriisk in concert on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information about the museum, visit

Organizations: Macdonald Museum, The Scotia Bank

Geographic location: Middleton

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