Songs Beyond Borders is an opportunity to enjoy the songs of our shared culture with our friends above the border in an informal concert of song and story. It will bring together two top Canadian performers and two comparable performers from the U.S. as this international foursome share their songs, as well as heritages–as well as what makes each different.
Songs Beyond Borders will be a relaxed performance in which the songwriters share stories about creating their music and perform selected songs. They sit together on the stage and interact with one another. Artists will include:
Denny Breau, who is known as a consummate picker, evocative songwriter, and engaging vocalist. Originally from Quebec and raised in Lewiston, Maine.
Emilia Dahlin from Gorham, Maine, wields a voice that defies the size of her body and strong storytelling sensibilities, she has carved out her name as a unique songstress and weaves mesmerizing tales with raw rootsy folk and dynamic jazz vocals.
Caroline Savoie from New Brunswick attracted the attention of more than 10 million TV viewers while competing on “La plus belle voix” (France’s version of “The Voice”).
Danny Boudreau from Petit-Rocher, New Brunswick, is one of Canada’s most respected singer-songwriters. He has topped Canadian charts and performed in Europe, Africa and the United States.
Working with the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts here in New Hampshire, the province of New Brunswick and State of Maine are helping make the tour possible, along with the guided hand of veteran New England promoter Phill McIntyre of New England Celtic Arts.
Since the signing of a cultural memorandum of understanding in 2009, the Maine Arts Commission and the New Brunswick Dept. of Tourism, Heritage and Culture have led a task-force to strengthen cultural exchange. This musical project is a manifestation of that collaboration. The philosophy behind the task-force is that the arts are an essential part of a vibrant and healthy society—as a learning tool, a means of expression, a way to build community, a profession, an economic driver and a legacy for the future. The arts are also a global industry that benefits from collaboration, partnerships and open discourse.
Tickets for Songs Beyond Borders are only $15 and now available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., in Colebrook, as well as at the door on the night of the show. Local corporate sponsorship for the show is courtesy Dr. Nathan Drum of Colebrook and Lancaster.
For more information on this and other GNWCA events, call 237-9302, 246-8998 or visit www.gnwca.org.