June 2017 Presentations
June 2nd 7:30 pm
Box Office 902-742-8150
A native of the Acadian village of Rustico, PEI, Lennie Gallant has recorded eleven albums
(nine mostly in English and two in French), which have won him a host of awards and
nominations from the JUNOs, the East Coast Music Awards, and Les Prix Eloizes.
He was recently honoured with a Canadian Folk Music Award for the year 2015 for
his recording Live Acoustic at The Carleton. His album, When We Get There was
nominated for a Juno Award and went to the International Space Station
aboard Shuttle Endeavour with Canadian astronaut Julie Payette.
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.
A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist
who has represented Canada on songwriter events in Nashville, London and Texas,
entertained our troops in Kandahar, performed at Canada Day events in
Washington and London, and on the world stage at the Winter Olympics.
June 14th 7:30 pm
*15 albums, 22 singles, 4 Gold Records, nearly half a million units sold worldwide.
* 2 Juno awards, 7 Juno nominations (Country Male Vocalist & Folksinger).
* "Songwriter of the Year"
* CARAS awards in Folk/Bluegrass categories.
* Valdy has toured, and still does tour, in America, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Valdy is an oft-invited performer at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas.
* CBC simulcast (TV w/ Radio 2 stereo), an hour-long TV special "Folksinger Deluxe with a Side of Fries".
* Host of "BC Music Project" music video show, winner of the 1989 Gold Ribbon Talent Development Award.
* TV talk show guest, and host on occasion, CTV's Open Mic w/ Mike Bullard, Canada AM, and occasional YouTube viewings
*Twice Valdy was a panelist on the popular Front Page Challenge
*Lead role on "The Beachcombers", minor roles in 2 movie features.
*Song writing workshops, movie sound tracks, TV and film scores, CD music production, omelettes.
THE ACT AWARDS 2017
June 17th 7:30 pm
Public Tickets $10