Celtic Adventures with the McDades
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Celtic Adventures with the McDades

Conducted by Allan Gilliland
November 25 & 26 7:30 PM

Edmonton’s own JUNO award-winning folk band joins the orchestra for a long-awaited reunion. Punching through the traditional boundaries, The McDades’ Celtic-rooted music is an infectious fusion of global rhythms and improvisation, featuring energetic instrumentals and moving vocals. The concert will include original tunes and unique interpretations of folk songs with sparkling new orchestrations, including The Rocky Road to Dublin, Pull the Anchor, McKinley Morganfield's, Whistleblower, Le Vert Laurier, and Plain Gold Ring.

Program to include:

Willie Reilly
The Empress
The Golden Willow Tree
The Oracle and The Knot
Plain Gold Ring
Valley of a Thousand Tears and Hotel de Ville
November 8th
Le Vert Laurier
The Oak, Ivy and Ash
Pull the Anchor
Dance of the Seven Veils and The Silver Platter
Rocky Road to Dublin
Robin's Song
Nomadic Mood and Caroline's Reel
McKinley Morganfield's

All orchestral arrangements are by Allan Gilliland

Sundown is written by Gordon Lightfoot

Program subject to change.

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Allan Gilliland, Conductor
The McDades, Instrumental/vocal ensemble

31 - Admission Policy - Div Well Style

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39 - Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.