Calithumpians have been providing entertainment and guide services to groups for more than 35 years. We specialize in adding local flavour and New Brunswick content to groups from conferences to motorcoaches and schools.
Peter Pacey and his "personations" are a crowd favorite, whether he is welcoming his convention audiences to join him in singing a traditional folksong in the persona of his infamous "Bull of the Woods", or opening a gala event at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery as Lord Beaverbrook himself. Pacey's wildly entertaining characters and spontaneous and colourful rapport with his audiences are a sure-fire formula for an outrageous event charged with fun and laughter.
Pacey brings the same flair to motorcoach tours, delivering New Brunswick's rich cultural history through the eyes of a local character. With stories, songs and recitations, the Calithumpians bring tour guiding to its highest level - professional performance.
"The Bull of the Woods is back. Peter Pacey did not sing a 90 verse come-all-ye, like the line from Hedley Parker's song 'The Days of Duffy Gillis'. However, he ... got a standing ovation from the Wednesday night crowd in the Lord Beaverbrook Theatre for the Miramichi Folksong Festival.
–The Telegraph Journal
Pacey is a story teller and folk singer from Fredericton. He has performed many times on the Miramichi, especially during the Miramichi Folksong Festival. Pacey has a way of telling a story and keeping everyone hanging on to every word.
–The Miramichi Leader
There is no doubt that Peter Pacey was the "spark plug" of the musical. His physical presence, his choreography, his voice, all were outstanding.
–The Daily Gleaner
He has performed on street corners, out of cars, on buses, in parks, restaurants and church halls. He is a chameleon performer who changes roles as often as locations.
Many thanks for your spectacular performance on Sunday. It was the perfect touch. You were brilliant!
–Terry Graff, Curator, Beaverbrook Art Gallery