LENNIE GALLANT Searching For Abegweit 2017

A Sweet Release...

Posted: September 18, 2017

Multi-award winning songwriter and 2017 East Coast Music Awards Entertainer of the Year, Lennie Gallant tours Searching For Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant throughout The Maritimes, Sept. 20 – Nov. 3.

Upcoming Shows include:

Sept. 20  Truro, NS Marigold Culture Centre
Sept. 21  Wolfville, NS Deep Roots Music Festival
Oct. 20   Clare, NS Les Productions le Moulin
Oct. 21  Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre
Oct. 22  Souris, PE Souris Show Hall Foundation
Oct. 26  Pictou, NS deCoste Centre
Oct. 27  Annapolis Royal, NS Kings Theatre
Oct. 28  Port Hawkesbury, NS SAERC Auditorium
Oct. 29  Miramichi, NB Conseil Communautaire Beausoleil
Nov. 3  Halifax, NS Spatz Theatre

For tickets and show details, visit: lenniegallant.com.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.  Tickets for Halifax show are available at the Ticket Halifax Box Office (2309 Maynard Street), by phone at (902) 422-6278 ext. 500 and online at tickethalifax.com.

Critically acclaimed production, Searching For Abegweit stars Gallant presenting his folk-rock-roots music, along with captivating tales in a multimedia format that utilizes stunning visual works from celebrated Prince Edward Island artist and sibling, Karen Gallant.

LENNIE GALLANT'S SEARCHING FOR ABEGWEIT CDThis dynamic, energetic production is music and storytelling at its best and has been a critically acclaimed hit with over 130 shows over four seasons. The show employs a 12 x 20 ft screen on which images are constantly in motion behind some of the East Coast’s most talented bilingual musicians. In addition to Gallant, the show features violin virtuoso, Sean Kemp, the wonderful Acadian singer/instrumentalist, Patricia Richard, his dynamic nephews, Jonathan Gallant on vocals/percussion and Jeremy Gallant on vocals/piano, along with appearances from Mi’kmaw singer, Hubert Francis.

When the Mi’kmaw originally named the Island, Abegweit - which loosely translated means 'cradled on the waves' - there was a legend that came with it. They say the Great Spirit Glooscap took all the most beautiful colors of the world, mixed them together, and then used them to paint the Island into existence.

In Searching for Abegweit, this legend is brought to life as Karen Gallant has taken all the most beautiful colors of the island and incorporated them into her paintings, which are showcased with Gallant's songs and stories to add a spectacular new dimension to his works. The show touches on legends, landscape, history, current events, tall tales, poignant stories, and hilarious comedic scenes of the Island in a unique and vibrant way.

Lennie Gallant is a native of Rustico, Prince Edward Island. This renowned Canadian singer-songwriter, international touring artist and Order of Canada recipient has recorded eleven albums (nine mostly in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and nominations. Over 30 artists have recorded his songs, including Measha Bruggergosman, Ode de L’Acadie, The Rankins and Jimmy Buffet and his songs have appeared in feature films, television series, and numerous theatrical productions.

LENNIE GALLANT with SABStv for SONGWRITERS Special
For more features and on camera interviews with Lennie Gallant check out #SABS Happy Birthday HI 5, Searching for Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant, Lennie Gallant New Album, Book & Tour, "Live Acoustic at The Carleton", SABStv Songwriters Special, SABStv ECMA Special, "A Day In Paradise With You" Picture Book, Lennie Gallant Gets Home and Lennie's INsights IN 10. Plus check out Lennie’s Mom’s Marvelous Meat Pie Recipe

Lennie Gallant on SEA AND BE SCENE TV ECMA 2013SABS On-Line Hook-Ups for Lennie Gallant

Website: www.lenniegallant.com

Twitter: @lenniegallant

Facebook: Lennie Gallant

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