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James Gordon: The Emergency Climate Musical

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

James Gordon: The Emergency Climate Musical
Advance $20 / Door $25*

Doors: 6:00pm
Performance: 8:30pm

James Gordon has had a remarkably diverse 40-year career in the Canadian entertainment business. As a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, he has released over forty albums and has toured relentlessly around the world. Gordon has written for symphony orchestras, musical theatre and dance works, film scores, and for more than ten years was heard on CBC radio as songwriter-in-residence for the ‘Basic Black’ and ‘Ontario Morning’ programs.

His song ‘Mining For Gold’ was featured in the John Sayles film ‘Silver City’, and was included on the classic Cowboy Junkies album ‘The Trinity Sessions’. Gordon’s classic ‘Frobisher Bay’ has been recorded by more than 100 different acts worldwide, has become a standard in choirs everywhere, and is in ‘Rise Again’, the sequel to the legendary ‘Rise Up Singing’ songbook. Well known for his songs about social justice, heritage and environmental issues, he toured for two years with his hugely successful political theatre piece ‘Stephen Harper: The Musical’. The full-length folk-opera ‘Hardscrabble Road’ debuted live in the fall of 2003 and proved to be one of his most ambitious works. Gordon has produced CDs for many Canadian folk artists, and his popular ‘Rhyme Capsules’ songwriting-in-the-schools project (through which he has facilitated over 1500 songwriting workshops) has resulted in over two dozen CDs of songs by young composers. He has recently toured in Great Britain, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, and all across North America. He’s often touring as James Gordon & Sons with his musician sons Evan and Geordie.

Join us on April 21 as we gather at Hugh’s Room Live to witness the astounding solo live performance by James Gordon. Tickets available right now.

 

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes, ticketing and sustainability fees.

* Ticket Price: $20.00
* Service Fee: $4.00
* Sustainability Fee: $5.00
* HST: $3.77

* Total Ticket Price: $32.77

Let Me Clear My Throat

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 8:30PM

Let Me Clear My Throat
Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 *

The first ever showcase of Canada’s hot new Celtic hip-hop musical.

The show features its creators, Michael Doyle and Adam Nagler, Finlaggan, and a roster of killer talents including Murray Foster (Great Big Sea, Moxy Fruvous); Mike Ford (Moxy Fruvous); Monique Barry, Mark Rainey, More or Les, and Nathan MacDonald.

A wild night showcasing the epic new Canadian hip-hop – Celtic musical in development about the radical life and premature death of Canada’s unknown poet-statesman-visionary, Thomas D’Arcy McGee.  From Ireland to America to the halls of the House of Commons, McGee’s incredible life was a tribute to the radical philosophy of getting along.

The second half of the night Finlaggan will hit the stage for an unforgettable set.

Finlaggan
Finlaggan is a group of seasoned Canadian Celtic musicians who have each been entertaining audiences across Canada and around the world. Together, they take audiences on a transatlantic odyssey of Celtic music, visiting the traditions of Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton and uniting them though poignant original songs and lively traditional dance tunes. From the kitchen to the concert hall, Finlaggan is unforgettable.

* Advertised pricing excludes taxes and ticketing fees