Dunn to sing in Cumberland

FOLKSINGER MARIA DUNN will perform March 22 in a fundraiser for the Cumberland Museum.

The Cumberland Museum presents Maria Dunn in concert as part of their “People’s Music Series.”

This special concert event takes place at the Cumberland United Church on March 22.

This is an exciting event for the Friends of the Museum, who have been looking forward to bringing Maria back to the Cumberland for years.

A storyteller through song, Maria Dunn combines North American folk and country music with the influences of her Celtic heritage. Born in Scotland and raised in Ontario and Alberta, she writes songs inspired by historical and contemporary characters, capturing their struggles and triumphs in her lyrics. Maria has been called a “…remarkable singer-songwriter; think of her as a distaff Woody Guthrie.” — Mike Ross, Edmonton Sun.

It’s not an easy thing to draw smart, compelling songs from historical sources, or to give contemporary experience a timeless resonance. One of Alberta’s finest musical storytellers, Maria Dunn, accomplishes both.

Maria is joined by violinist Shannon Johnson of the McDades fame for this special concert event.

Tickets are only $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Once again, the People’s Museum of Cumberland is holding 20 youth tickets (18 and under) for free but these tickets must be reserved in advance, as they will be released for sale at the door.

Proceeds from this concert event go towards the Cumberland Museum’s 2012 Workers History Project.

To book tickets, call 250-336-2445 or e-mail info@cumberlandmuseum.ca.

— Cumberland Museum

 

Just Posted

Looking for crafters for the Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair in Courtenay

Calling all youth crafters and entrepreneurs! The Gnarly Little Spring Craft Fair… Continue reading

Courtenay supports church renos, lunch program

Council approves $25,000 request from St. George’s United

The Hub Organ Trio coming to Courtenay

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society features an amazing trio at the Avalanche… Continue reading

YANA a blessing for Michaela, Harley, and Baby Violet

Comox Valley association a pillar of the community

Deadline looming for North Island College scholarship applications

Students have until April 24 to apply for a record number of… Continue reading

‘No answers:’ Canadians react to Sri Lanka bombings that killed hundreds

The co-ordinated bomb attacks killed at least 207 people and injured 450 more on Easter Sunday

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Kickers beat Meralomas in quarter-final

The Comox Valley Kickers women’s rugby team defeated the Vancouver Meralomas 56-5… Continue reading

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

Most Read