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Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story

Monday, June 3, 2019 | 8:30PM

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story
Advance: $25.00 / Doors: $30.00

Dr. Mike Daley continues his popular lecture/concert series at Hugh’s Room Live with a very special presentation of the Beatles Story. Mike is a musicologist and lecturer on music history as well as a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. Joining Mike (guitar, vocals) and his wife Jill (piano, violin) will be Greg Wyard (guitar, vocals) and Alec Fraser (bass, percussion, vocals). This will be a memorable evening of iconic Beatles songs interspersed with fascinating stories and history.

Dr. Mike Daley Presents: The Beatles Story is the last presentation in this series (which has also included well-received presentations of Leonard Cohen, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Simon + Garfunkel nights) until September. Stay tuned to our monthly newsletter to be the first to know of all show announcements.

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Douglas Cameron + David MacFarlane Present: The Door You Came In

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 8:30pm

Douglas Cameron + David MacFarlane Present
The Door You Came In: Song + Stories From The Danger Tree
Advance $25.00 / Door $30.00 *

The year, 2016, marked the 25th anniversary of the publication of a book that Alice Munro once described as “about the best prose to come out of this country for my money.” 2016 also marked the 100th anniversary of the battle that sits at the heart of The Danger Tree – the Battle of the Somme.

In the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, the centenary of the Somme offensive was the occasion of solemn memorial. It was, at the time, the bloodiest battle in human history. But nowhere was that date more honored than in Newfoundland. On July 1st, 1916, the Newfoundland Regiment was almost completely wiped out.

David Macfarlane has collaborated with the gifted musician, composer, and songwriter, Douglas Cameron, to create a ninety-minute performance of spoken word and music that throughout Atlantic Canada and in performance at the Stratford Festival has earned immediate standing ovations from its audiences. More play than reading, more duet than monologue, more concert than story, “The Door You Came In” draws on The Danger Tree but casts the award-winning family memoir in a new and moving contemporary light.

“It’s an old show biz adage,” says Macfarlane. “But in the case of “The Door You Came In” it seems to be literally true. We make audiences laugh. We make them cry. And they leave the theatre humming a tune.”

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The Life and Music of Leonard Cohen

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 8:30PM

The Life and Music of Leonard Cohen
Advance: $20.00 | Doors: $25.00

Dr. Mike Daley is a musicologist and sought-after lecturer known for his encyclopedic knowledge of musical history. He is also a longtime professional musician, working with the likes of Jeff Healey and the Travellers. In this new discussion and concert series, Mike discusses the life and music of Leonard Cohen, the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter and poet. Along with his violinist wife Jill, Mike will perform several of Cohen’s best-loved songs throughout the performance. For true lovers of music, this talk series will shed light on of the industry’s most beloved singer-songwriters, Leonard Cohen, while also presenting some of the songs that made the man so influential in Canada and around the world.

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