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Friday, 30 November 2012 12:06

Blenders presents Del Barber at the Lyric Dec 8

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Singer / songwriter Del Barber looks at his family’s blue collar history to find the inspiration for his award-winning music. Barber will bring his Americana-style folk rock to the Lyric Theatre’s stage on Dec. 8 as part of the Blenders concert series.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:17

Local musicians release albums Nov. 29

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Local musicians Dave Cyca and Mark Penner will be hosting a joint CD release concert on Nov. 29 at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current. The two have been hard at work both as solo artists and as a duo, and even did instrumentation and backup vocals on each others' recordings.

Twelve years ago, three young Canadian musicians discovered a shared interest in traditional Québécois and Irish music. After meeting frequently at the same parties, festivals, and live shows, the group decided to form their own band, and began sharing their love of traditional music with audiences across the country. Now, Genticorum has recorded four albums and have played close to 900 concerts over the past decade.

 

Sixteen SCCHS students got to experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity last week, when the vocal jazz group won a contest that got them onstage with Juno-nominated Canadian pop-rock group Marianas Trench.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:49

Hawksley Workman hits Lyric stage Nov 1

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Although his first venture into music was inspired by a simple desire to prove himself to a girl, singer / songwriter Hawksley Workman has managed to become a prolific multi-instrumentalist, with thirteen albums under his belt. Worksman will be bringing his blend of cabaret pop and glam rock to the Lyric Theatre on Nov. 1, as part of the Blenders special concert series.

To celebrate the release of her first full-length album Mirador, fransaskoise artist Alexis Normand is sharing her blend of folk and jazz music with audiences across Saskatchewan. The album is unique in that it was created with visual artist Zoé Fortier, and inspired by the prairies.

Growing up in Cape Breton, professional fiddler Ashley MacIsaac started thinking about his career path at a very young age. When he got his first cheque at the age of eleven for playing violin, music was the only thing he wanted to pursue.

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