Gil’s Hootenanny: Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope

When: Tue May 01, 2018 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Clarke Hall, RA Centre

Singer-songwriter Eve Goldberg will be the 2018 headliner for the 9th annual Gil’s Hootenanny, Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 PM at the RA Centre’s Clarke Hall, 2451 Riverside Drive. 

Tickets are $10 (kids free). Click below to buy them online with credit cards or PayPal.

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You can also buy tickets for cash only at the door, or at Metro Music, 695 Bank Street and Octopus Books, 16 Third Avenue.

Headliner Eve Goldberg

Anyone lucky enough to see Eve perform is captivated by her talent and charisma, and by the depth of her musical background and wide array of musical influences – from folk icon Pete Seeger, to Motown and jazz, and early blues and African-American musical legends such as Bessie Smith and Alberta Hunter.

Eve is also a singer-songwriter who believes that she has a unique platform “to be a voice for social justice and the power of positive change”. For Eve, this commitment not only means writing issue-oriented songs, but perhaps more importantly “to help create community. If I can help to build a feeling of belonging and possibility, and maybe help people think more deeply about something, I feel like I’ve done my job.”

Inspired by the legacy of Gil Levine and first presented in 2010, Gil’s Hootenanny has evolved into a fun, energetic sing-along event. It enjoys increasingly larger audiences who come to celebrate the power of song to change the world and honour the contribution of one man to make the world a better place.

Gil, the founding Director of Research at CUPE and a great lover of folk music and supporter of folk musicians, inspired the Hootenanny. Gil demonstrated his love of folk music in many ways. In 1958, he co-produced a Pete Seeger concert in Ottawa when Pete was blacklisted in the United States. Gil also hosted annual hootenannies at home for decades.

When thinking about performing at Gil’s Hootenanny, Eve says: “It seems especially important right now to be talking about racism, indigenous issues, women’s rights, peace and human rights.”

For more information, visit (http://gilshootenanny or the Gil’s Hootenanny page on Facebook.

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