There were a fewer performers this month but more audience members. Many people took advantage of the Winters Eve celebration in Neepawa to do some late night shopping then drop off at open mic for music and dessert. Open mic is anything but predictable. Some of the most interesting times were when the musicians tried something together for the first time. Sometimes it goes well, sometimes not so well. At least we know we will always get a solid performance from singer-songwriter Colin McNairney. We had a new performer as well. Val Jarema got on stage to do a couple of songs. All it took was a minute or two to figure out a good key for her then off we went.