The Pleats, a lively and entertaining quartet featuring homegrown singing talent and multiple instruments, is an area favourite. The ensemble plays everything from Gospel to Modern style, Bluegrass to Celtic classics and treats the audience to an eclectic set of covers, along with old Scottish and Irish tunes. The band—made up of Brenda Manderson on vocals, piano, ukulele, and guitar; Nicole Reid on vocals, violin, and guitar; Nick Reid on Great Highland bagpipes; and Laurie Dalton on vocals and bass guitar—was formed about six years ago when the musical chemistry among the group became clear. With over 50 songs in their diverse collection, Dalton says they decide what to bring to the audience based on an instinctive approach. “We just pick out what makes us happy and what we think will suit the listeners”. Come out and be one of the lucky “listeners” for an enjoyable afternoon in the Park!