The Killaloe Farmer’s Market has been given the okay by the Health Unit to allow musicians to play at their events.

Rachelle Clayton, Killaloe Farmer’s Market Coordinator, says they got the notice last Friday and were fortunate to have musicians back with the start of this year’s Garlic Festival. Organizers were caught off guard by the announcement, and Clayton says that they don’t have a large budget to pay musicians. However, all musicians are welcome if they want to play in a public setting or busk.

The Farmer’s Market will also see the return of local classic rock musician Jean LeGendre. Clayton says that the main restrictions in place now that musicians are returning are for dancing in public, as the Health Unit says that could cause respiratory activity that could lead to the spread of COVID-19.

Garlic Festival will last for the whole month of August and will take place every Saturday at 1 Lion’s Lane in Killaloe from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you’re a musician looking to play at the Killaloe Farmer’s Market, call 613-757-3738 or contact them on their Facebook page.