Posted: May 2, 2012
So very cool and SO VERY IMPORTANT!!!
The Coalition of Music Education will be rallying the country this coming Monday, May 7, 2012.
This year Sydney, Nova Scotia will host a Signature Showcase Concert featuring over a thousand students and Cape Breton's own Barra MacNeils.
And on MUSIC MONDAY - all across the country an anticipated 600,000 voices will unite in singing "Tomorrow is Coming" by Juno-nominated, Nova Scotia born singer songwriter Luke Doucet (see video above)
Please read all the official details below - and then take part in this wonderful event! SABS
“The Coalition for Music Education is celebrating 20 years which makes this year's Music Monday - a national day when schools and communities across Canada celebrate quality music programs - extra special!
Music Monday is celebrated on the first Monday of May each year at 10 a.m. Pacific time, 11 a.m. Mountain time, 12 p.m. Central time, 1 p.m. Eastern time, 2 p.m. Atlantic time and 2:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The Coalition for Music Education holds annual Music Monday Showcase Concerts – signature events meant to capture the spirit of Music Monday across the nation. In 2012, the Showcase Concerts will be in Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Multi-award winners, the Barra MacNeils will join the students on stage to sing a well-known and loved favourite, "Coaltown Road". They will also join in singing the Music Monday song, “Tomorrow is Coming”, by Juno-nominee Luke Doucet. The Music Monday song was co-commissioned by CBC & the Coalition for Music Education.
As a group, the six MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world. Hailing from Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the family group is deeply rooted in Celtic music, culture, dance, language and history. Their numerous critically acclaimed recordings have included their own original songs as well as tried and true standards, both instrumental and vocal.
For more info on the event in Sydney, NS click here
There are Music Monday Celebrations going on all throughout Atlantic Canada and across the Country - To find one in your community click here
For more info on Luke Doucet visit www.lukedoucet.com
For more info on The Barra McNeils visit www.barramacneils.com
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