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As of 2:25pm CST on December 3rd, there are less than 24 hours left! Support Norah’s Kickstarter campaign today and join us on this journey of recording, mixing, mastering and designing an album dedicated to traditional songs of Irish Canada.
These ballads hold stories that connect us to our history and collective memory, both conscious and unconscious, in ways that only traditional music can.
Many people know Canada as a home to vibrant music traditions with roots in Scotland, Ireland and Brittany. From eastern areas such as Cape Breton, Newfoundland and PEI; to Quebec, the Ottawa Valley and Métis communities on Canada’s prairies; Celtic connections live on in the fiddles, accordions and dancing feet of current tradition bearers. Canada is also home to rich singing traditions, many of which show strong ties to Ireland, and these are less well-known.
With the release of this solo album, two years after my last tour with The Outside Track, I am breathing new life into such songs – rare gems with an Irish flavor that were once sung by skilled Canadians such as Angelo Dornan from Elgin, New Brunswick, O.J. Abbott of the Ottawa Valley and Cyril O’Brien of Trepassey, Newfoundland.
Contribute to Norah’s Kickstarter campaign now!