Maura Volante Sings Canadian Folk Songs at Colonel By Day

Monday, August 4, 2014, 3 pm.

Have fun singing along while learning our history, as Maura takes you on a musical journey across Canada in English and French, with a long stop in the Ottawa area. Many of us are familiar with Newfoundland and Nova Scotia favourites such as I’s the B’y and Farewell to Nova Scotia, but few know how many songs originate in our region. Come hear about the “mournful accident” on the Mississippi River, and the Murder of Maggie Howie in Napanee. Maura rounds out the show with songs from the prairies and the BC coast.

Maura will also teach some simple, traditional dances, some from Canada and some from the USA. Great fun for all ages.

This is part of a celebration of Ottawa heritage called Colonel By Day, running from 11 am to 4 pm along the canal by the locks. Find out more about featured performances, demonstrations and exhibits:




Always open to coming to your events and helping add some singing and dancing. Let me know if you are interested in that.

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