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A Skydiggers’ Christmas

A Skydiggers’ Christmas, Sat Dec 1, 8pm $41.50 / 51.50

More than twenty-five years after the band’s formation, the roots rock veterans continue to create and inspire with their unique blend of Canadiana.  The Skydiggers bring songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as some holiday favorites, for this special show at Meaford Hall. Presented by Inside the Music

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Royal Wood with opener Elise LeGrow

Royal Wood with opener Elise LeGrow, Sat Nov 24, 8pm, $40/45

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, multiple JUNO nominated producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.  www.royalwood.caPresented by Meaford Hall

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Elvis Tribute Peter Irwin and the Memphis Rebels

Elvis Tribute Peter Irwin and the Memphis Rebels, Friday Nov 23, 7:30pm, $27

Elvis Tribute artist Peter Irwin, who won the Canadian Amateur Champion in the 1998 Collingwood Elvis Festival will perform with his band, The Memphis Rebels. In 2006 Peter won the People’s Choice Award Competition in Hamilton, Ontario.  Las Vegas travellers who have watched multiple Tribute acts rank Peter as the best they have seen. From Lady Luck Music, an All Elvis Online Radio Station in Montreal, Quebec, Peter received accolades for his beautiful and powerful renditions of Elvis’ hits. His eight member accompanying Band, The Memphis Rebels, is a full complement Rock and Roll Band with back-up singers and an awesome horn section under the direction of Mr. Fred Parsons of Owen Sound. https://www.facebook.com/Peter-Irwin–310776464238/  Presented by Meaford Hall.

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John McDermott

John McDermott, Sat Nov 17, 8pm    $75/90

“Legend” is not a title John McDermott would readily embrace, but his accomplishments have become legendary in recording industry lore. He calls Toronto and Boston home, but he has also found a home as an international recording star and household name – known as much for his successful musical career as for his commitment to veterans’ causes. He is a long way from the man for whom singing was a hobby just ten years ago. John was discovered quite by chance, when working as a circulation sales representative for the Toronto Sun, he belted out an impromptu rendition of “Danny Boy” at a company party. “I grew up singing, but I thought everybody grew up singing. My dad and mom introduced us to music early on, and all of the McDermott kids could unleash a verse or two of ‘Scotland the Brave’ or ‘Green Isle of Erin’ on command. My song was ‘Danny Boy,’ and I sang it with pride, because even as a kid I knew what a powerful and emotive song it was.” www.johnmcdermott.com  Presented by Meaford Hall. 

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Wingfield Unbound

Wingfield Unbound, by Dan Needles, starring Rod Beattie, directed by Douglas Beattie, Thurs Nov 15 – 8pm $35

In his fourth season on the farm (and his first as a married man) Walt Wingfield tries to preserve the memory of the old rural community of Persephone Township by promoting the crumbling Hollyhock Mill as a museum site. But the locals say the mill is haunted. Undaunted by such superstitious fears, Walt sets out to prove to the neighbours that there’s nothing to this curse business – with near disastrous results. www.wingfieldfarm.ca Presented by Meaford Hall

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Practically Hip, Tribute to The Tragically Hip

Practically Hip, Tribute to The Tragically Hip, Sat Nov 10, 8pm, $35

Established in Southern Ontario in 1997, “Practically Hip” wows their audiences with their passionate recreation of the Hip’s unique sound. They are the most sought after “Tragically Hip” tribute act in Ontario and the U.S. You’ll be amazed at the vocal ability of Dean Hughes! You will think you are hearing Gord Downie as Dean performs the songs, rants and stories along with the five piece band. While playing songs note perfect and then adding jams the Hip is known for, is something their audiences constantly rave about.  Presented by Meaford Hall.

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Jean Chrétien, Author

Jean Chrétien, Author, Sun Oct 28, 2pm $100

Former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien will discuss his latest book, My Stories, My Times revealing illuminating and amusing anecdotes from his life before, during and after politics. Fundraising event for the new Meaford Public Library. Signed book included with each ticket.  Presented by the Friends of the Meaford Library.

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Something I’ve Done Tour- The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

Something I’ve Done Tour- The Legendary Downchild Blues Band, Sat Oct 27, 8pm  $60

On tour to promote their new album “Something I’ve Done”, the Legendary Downchild Blues Band is back!  Roaring through bracing, high-octane performances since 1969, the band founded and continuously steered by harmonica and guitar ace Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh is as vibrant today as when Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi were inspired by Downchild for their brilliant Blues Brothers venture back in the 1970s. The pair elevated Downchild’s “Shotgun Blues” and Walsh’s “(I Got Everything I Need) Almost” to smash status on their 1978 Briefcase Full of Blues record. www.downchild.com. Presented by Meaford Hall.

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Whiskey Jack – Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom

Whiskey Jack – Stories and Songs of Stompin’ Tom, Thurs Oct 18, 8pm – $40

Whiskey Jack combines personal reminiscences and the music of Stompin’ Tom in this tribute to a true Canadian icon.  Whiskey Jack, one the most celebrated roots/country/bluegrass bands in Canadian music history recorded an album with Stompin’ Tom in 1993, followed by a triumphant national tour culminating in a sold-out show at Massey Hall, and an unprecedented performance on the Conan O’Brien Show.  https://whiskeyjackmusic.com Presented by Meaford Hall

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Exhibit & Opening: Kareem Abbas- Attraction

Please join us Thursday October 4, from 7-9 p.m. as we celebrate the opening of Kareem Abbas’ exhibit, Attraction. Everyone is welcome. The exhibit will be on display from October 1-30, 2018.
Kareem is attracted to all things that surround him such as colour, structure, shape, motion and horizon-all have a way of attracting themselves to each other. One of the challenging subject he chose are “Horses” because of the beauty of the animal. From the movement of the paint brush and the colour harmony, the shape of horses caught the artist’s attention. According to Kareem, horse’s muscles provide the right light and shadow to appeal to the viewer’s senses. He focused on the colour treatment and its transformations to provide the true image behind the horses’ muscles.

His exhibit will leave the audience to ask: why do things we view attract us and what is the value of attraction?

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