Monday, 26 September 2011

Thomas D'Arcy McGee-Music and Words: The McGee Band and David Wilson

Sunday, November 6 · 2:00pm - 4:30pm, at the Almonte Old Town Hall

David A. Wilson and the McGee Band put on a show that combines the speeches, letters and poems of McGee with original music in traditional style. They have performed it to great critical acclaim in Canada and the United States, and are delighted to combine its premiere in Almonte’s wonderful Old Town Hall with the launch of McGee Volume 2 Extreme Moderate – 1857-1868.


"Thomas D'Arcy McGee is best known for his prominent role in Irish-Canadian politics, his inspirational speeches in support of Canadian Confederation, and his assassination by an Irish revolutionary who accused him of betraying his earlier Irish nationalist principles. "..

The McGee Band play a blend of Irish, Scottish, and Québécois music. The band’s latest CD In Honour of the Life and Times of Thomas D’Arcy McGee was recorded in a style reminiscent of music which evolved in 1860’s Ottawa. This CD of original music “in traditional style” was written, recorded and produced by James Stephens and Frank Cassidy in Ottawa with financial support from Canada Arts Council and The Embassy of Ireland.

Tickets $20 advance, $22 at the door.
Available at: Mill Street Books 613-256-9090, Mississippi Mills MusicWorks. 613-256-7464, Baker Bob's 613-256-7674.

Refreshments: Naismith Pub

An Almonte Celtfest 2012 and Old Town Hall Restoration Fund-raiser.

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