Fiddy and Sinclair staging a fundraising gig in Fanny Bay

On Nov. 22 at 7 p.m., come on out to a wonderful evening of music

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On Nov. 22 at 7 p.m., come on out to a wonderful evening of music, stories and humour to a special fundraising concert to support the Fanny Bay Community Hall Association.

Kent Fiddy and David Sinclair are Juno, B.C. Country Music and Vancouver Island Music Award nominees.

They are artists who weave the past and contemporary into a unique tapestry. Their material is pure British Columbia and Canadiana roots music at its very best in the way the songs celebrate stories, events and people from sea to sea. These are authentic and unforgettable songs which come out of their experiences working, touring and love for their country. Forever, My B.C., (co-written with Gary Fjellgaard) is named as one of Canada’s 50 top folk songs of all time.

Sarah McLachlan, who David toured with for 10 years, described him as a “gifted and beautiful guitar player.”

“Absolutely incredible music and storytelling” (North Island Concert Society) and the Orkney Islands Music Festival in Scotland described their performances as “evocative, with haunting melodies and stellar harmonies.”

Fiddy and Sinclair have performed together at festivals across Canada, from venues across the Maritimes, to the Filberg Festival in Comox,  the Islands Folk Festival (Duncan), Port Hardy’s North Island Concert Society, and the world renowned Buchart Gardens Summer Concert Series in Victoria. They were special guest artists in Scotland at the Orkney Islands International Folk Festival.

Fiddy has been signed as a writer to some of the biggest names in music publishing including Warner-Chappell Music (Warner Brothers) and Almo-Irving Music (A&M Records).

His music has been released in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Australia.

Sinclair has been described as a “once in a generation guitarist.” He toured internationally with his Juno-nominated band Straight Lines and Body Electric. From 1992 to 1995, Sinclair toured with kd lang.

He toured with Sarah McLachlan’s band from 1993 to 2003 in North America, Europe and Japan during the Lillith Fair period.

As a studio guitarist, Sinclair  has worked with a who’s who of Canadian artists including lang, McLachlan, Michael Bublé, Bachman Turner Overdrive, Rita MacNeil, Valdy, Susan Jacks, Terry Jacks, Prism, the Irish Rovers and Gary Fjellgaard.

This is an “all-ages” concert. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $5 for children. Tickets are available at the door, Laughing Oyster Bookstore, Fanny Bay Service, Weinburg’s in Buckley Bay and the Salish Sea Market in Bowser.

About the FBCA

In addition to ongoing restoration and maintenance of the hall, FBCA members run regular activities including a writer’s talk series, concerts, yoga, parents and tots groups, aerobics and an annual Christmas craft fair.

 

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