Mouthpiece by Quote Unquote Collective
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Mouthpiece by Quote Unquote Collective from Toronto on Friday February 23 at the Market Hall at 8pm. In the two years since its creation, Mouthpiece has become an international hit. A winner of two Dora Mavor Moore Awards, it wowed critics and audiences at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Mouthpiece is a harrowing, humorous, and heart-wrenching journey into a woman’s psyche. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text, and physicality, it follows one woman for one day, as she tries to find her voice. Two performers express the inner conflict that exists in her head: the push and the pull, the past and the present, progress and regression.
Fri Feb 23
The Wooden Sky
Moondance now has tickets on sale for The Wooden Sky on Sunday February 25 at the Market Hall at 8pm. Swimming in Strange Waters, the title of The Wooden Sky’s fifth full-length album is an abridged quote from Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi novel, Dune: “Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.” It’s a phrase that seems especially apt in 2017, as many of us are still reeling from the previous year. For Gavin Gardiner, the frontman of the Toronto-based indie rock band, the way to understand and reconcile these unknowns — from oil pipelines and refugee crises to his own family’s personal history— is through songwriting. The band (made up of Gardiner, multi-instrumentalists Simon Walker and Andrew Wyatt, violinist Edwin Huizinga and drummer Andrew Kekewich) started writing and recording demos in a small farmhouse in rural Quebec in January 2015, but then put them aside as they embarked on a year-long tour in support of their previous album, Let’s Be Ready. The resulting album is a sonic maelstrom that sees the band exploring unchartered waters, where textural psychedelia inspired by the Paisley Underground movement melds into quiet, acoustic cyclical guitar melodies. While Let’s Be Ready found the Wooden Sky writing a pure “rock and roll” album, Swimming in Strange Waters sees the band experimenting once again.
Sunday February 25
A Musical Journey with Janis Joplin starring Lindsay Barr
Moondance now has tickets on sale for A Musical Journey with Janis Joplin starring Lindsay Barr at the Market Hall on Friday April 13 at 8pm. Experience an exciting and soulful adventure in a show that chronicles some of Janis’s most exciting songs performed and/or recorded during her very short career. Follow Janis through some of her most influential moments in her musical journey with band mates, festivals, concerts, interviews and tv appearances in small scale theatrical moments throughout the production. This 90 minute show is framed by powerful ballads, booming soul blues and psychedelic rock pieces all delivered with the attempt to capture Joplin’s very unique and distinct voice. In Lindsay’s own words, “Nobody can even come close to the soulful depth of intense personal emotion that is portrayed in every single note sang by Joplin. As a singer and lover of this great artist, all I can do is….Try!!!”
Fri Apr 13
James Keelaghan and Tony McManus
Moondance now has tickets on sale for James Keelaghan and Tony McManus at the Market Hall on Sunday April 15 at 4pm. James Keelaghan has been called “Canada’s finest singer-songwriter” by one of the most respected and lauded music critics/historians, Dave Marsh. Armed with a songbook that has enthralled audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels. He has written some timeless originals like Fires of Calais, Cold Missouri Waters, Jenny Bryce, Hillcrest Mines and Kiri’s Piano. His masterful storytelling, over the course of nine recordings, and his distinctive voice have been part of the bedrock of his success, earning him his share of awards and nominations. Tony McManus has come to be recognized throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music, while a master in many other styles. Self taught from childhood, initially through listening to the family record collection, the session scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh provided the springboard for gigs around Scotland. The release of Ceol More in 2002 was when Tony’s stature as a world class musician reached a new level and was the Critics Album of the Year in Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He is invited annually to the Chet Atkins Festival in Nashville and has appeared at prestigious guitar festivals around the world. He also plays with the quartet Men of Steel (Dan Crary, Beppe Gambetta and Don Ross).ic critics/historians, Dave Marsh. Armed with a songbook that has enthralled audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels. He has written some timeless originals like Fires of Calais, Cold Missouri Waters, Jenny Bryce, Hillcrest Mines and Kiri’s Piano. His masterful storytelling, over the course of nine recordings, and his distinctive voice have been part of the bedrock of his success, earning him his share of awards and nominations.
Sun Apr 15
Hip to the Groove: a 60's & 70's Tribute
Moondance now has tickets on sale for Hip to the Groove: a 60's & 70's Tribute presented by the Peterborough Pops Ensemble at the Market Hall on Saturday April 28 at 7:30pm. From early rock and roll to funk, folk to disco, these two decades have made an indelible mark in music history. Featuring songs by KC and the Sunshine Band, Bread, The Carpenters, ABBA, Aretha Franklin and more, this show will make you feel like dancing! As part of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble Charity Program, the Ensemble is honoured to support the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Foundation with a portion of the proceeds from this concert.
Sat April 28