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INVITATION TO

A FOLKY, JAZZY, REGGAE PARTY

(WITH A WEE NOD TO THE FIRST WORLD WAR!)

 

Wilson and Swarbrick Launch Ontario Tour

Including a date at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Special appearance by cast members of Soldiers of Song (Dumbells Tribute)

 

Wilson Swarbrick Lion Rampant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2014 - Award winning Scottish-Canadian reggae artist JASON WILSON is known for concocting innovative musical pairings, whether it be genres or artists.  Lion Rampant, his 2014 release with iconic English fiddler DAVID SWARBRICK, is no less of a collaborative tour de force, a folk-reggae epic that fans will be able to experience in person during the duo's Ontario tour this November. The duo will explore the intersections of various rebel musics of the past 300 years, including a provocative blending of Scots poet Robert Burns' "My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose" with Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" as well as the late Scots singer/songwriter Alistair Hulett's poignant "Among Proddy Dogs and Papes". Several cuts from the album have already received extensive play on various BBC radio stations across the UK.

Lion Rampant, which includes both traditional and self-penned titles, as well as a few modern covers, has been described by English folk music critic Ken Hunt (fRoots) as "Head and shoulders, the most eclectic, catholic and coherent musical banquet of 2014 thus far. Toppling unlikely." Similarly, Michael Hunter (Fiddlestix) described the album as "predictably high quality, well-produced musimusic with intelligently considered arrangements. 

Wilson and Swarbrick's Enoch Turner Schoolhouse performance includes a special/exclusive appearance by some of the cast members from the play Soldiers of Song. A tribute to Canada's famous Dumbells of the First World War, the play is an offshoot of Wilson's recent eponymous book. For more on Canada's famous fighting-cum-funny men of WWI, see a clip about Wilson's play on CBC's The National or read a review of Wilson's work in the Globe and Mail.

WILSON AND SWARBRICK LIVE!

With cast members from Soldiers of Song

Enoch Turner Schoolhouse 106 Trinity Street Toronto

Sunday, November 9th at 4 pm

Admission $25  Members $20

Refreshments will be served.

Program

· First World War poetry reading with a reading by Andy Barrie of The War Prayer by Mark Twain (20 minutes)

· Tribute to The Dumbells with original cast members (20 minutes)

· Wilson & Swarbrick (65 minutes)


JASON WILSON

Dr. Jason Wilson is a two-time Juno-Awards nominee and Canadian Reggae Music Award winner from Downsview, Ontario. He is the protégé of Studio One keyboardist Jackie Mittoo and cousin to UB40's Michael Virtue. He has performed and recorded with UB40, Alanis Morissette, Sly & Robbie, Ron Sexsmith and many more. Wilson has five books to his name, including Soldiers of Song, a work that has recently been adapted for the stage as tribute to Canada's "Dumbells" of the First World War. Wilson's recognizable and self-styled "reggae impressionism" combines reggae with jazz, and folk musics from the Scottish and English traditions.  www.jasonwilsonmusic.com

 

DAVE SWARBRICK

Perhaps the most important living fiddler in England, Dave Swarbrick made his mark at an early age with Ewan MacColl, Peggy Seeger and Charles Parker. In the 1960s, "Swarb" joined the Ian Campbell Folk Group (father to UB40's Campbell brothers) and later teamed up with legendary guitarist Martin Carthy. In 1969, Swarb famously joined Fairport Convention whose Liege and Lief is today generally regarded as the most influential folk-rock album of all-time. A double-lung transplant recipient, Swarb was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2's Folk Awards, the Gold Badge (English Folk Dance and Song Society), and the Gold Badge of Merit from the British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. www.folkicons.co.uk/swarb.htm

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www.enochturnerschoolhouse.ca

 

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Welcome to the website of the Foundation whose mission it is to foster the memory of the oldest free school in Toronto and the man who was responsible for its existence, Enoch Turner.

Our mission is also to help the Ontario Heritage Trust to preserve the Schoolhouse in its original condition, so that it will continue to inspire thousands of visitors every year.