Irish Rebel, Canadian Icon: The Life and Times of Thomas D’Arcy McGee in Words and Music

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Join the McGee Band and author David Wilson for an evening of lively traditional music and readings from the speeches, letters and poetry of this Father of Confederation.

Join us for an evening of lively entertainment as the McGee Band and author David Wilson combine traditional music with readings from the speeches, letters and poetry of one of the Fathers of Confederation. The McGhee Band will transport you back in time to the rollicking Ottawa of the 1860s, with its lively blend of Irish, Scottish, and Québécois music. You won’t want to miss this exciting performance of great music and fascinating local history from the region’s rough-and-tumble early days.

Frank Cassidy: whistles, banjo, vocals
David Wilson: narrator
James T. Brown: accordion, concertina, fiddle, vocals
James Stephens: fiddle, vocals
Ken Harper: bodhran
Jeff McClintock: keyboards, guitar

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