Whistling Fish Productions, Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada


Steeplechasing
(1998-2003- Five Seasons on Vision TV, Canada)

    Steeplechasing, the TV music-travelogue series with Geoff NobleBACKGROUND:
    Steeplechasing, the TV music-travelogue series with Geoff Noble as host and performer, ran for 5 successful seasons on Vision TV. Co-produced with Top Sail Productions in Halifax, NS., the show showcased many singers, choirs and musicians, from Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador. The show was conceived by G. Noble and was researched and written by Noble and Shillingford. Musical guests included Canadian jazz pianist Oliver Jones, fiddlers Buddy and Natalie MacMaster (C.B.) & Richard Wood (PEI), singer Chantelle Dion (N.B), and bassist, Skip Beckwith (N.S.), the Beausejour Choir (Moncton, NB) and Quintessential Vocal Ensemble (St.Johns, Nfd)

    SERIES SYNOPSIS:
    Host Geoff Noble madly pedaled around the back roads of Atlantic Canada in search of small communities with historic churches in which to perform and finally in each show climbed the steeple to see the view. He chatted with many community members, from lighthouse keepers to art gallery owners to priests, learning about the history and the lives of the people in each place he visited.

    COMMENTS:

    Geoff Noble, recognized by his familiar "Right then, we're off..."became known as "Canada's Sir Harry Secombe." The show garnered enthusiastic fans (100,000 plus) who tuned in weekly to enjoy the twists and turns of Noble's travels on eastern Canada's back roads on a bike while searching for historic churches and performers of the region.

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