Who? Atlantic Voices : the Newfoundland and Labrador Choir of Ottawa
What? A concert of Irish folksongs
When? Sunday May 25, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Where? Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street, Ottawa
This time Atlantic Voices delves into its IRISH ROOTS with a concert of folk songs from Ireland which have become favourite songs in Atlantic Canada too.
Some of the songs are nostalgic, like "The Cliffs of Dooneen" and "Tis Pretty to be in Ballenderry", and some toe-tappers, like "The Whistling Gypsy" , "The Little Beggarman" and "Tell Me Ma" There is a Gaelic song "Siul a Ghra". One of the songs,"The Parting Glass" was made famous all over America by Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem who often used it as the closer of their concerts.
It will be a grand show, do join this dynamic choir under the direction of Scott Richardson, accompanied on piano by Theresa Clarke.
A silent auction and refreshments will follow. Be sure to get there early for a preshow set of Celtic music by Fumblin' Fingers starting at 2:15.
Tickets are available at Leading Note, from choir members or contact Hannie at 613-722-9240.
Admission is $15 in advance (until May 23), $20 at the door, free for children 12 and under.
Visit our website www.atlanticvoices.ca for more information.
Help us to spread the word about this special concert. The January concert was sold out, and this one promises to be well attended too.
(Another concert you may wish to attend is "Something 'Bout This Country - Ontario Folk Songs Through the Ages" also at Centretown United Church. It is being presented by Musica Viva Singers on May12, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20, seniors/students $15, under 13 free. www.musicavivaottawa.ca)