Songs and the Stories Behind Them
For Immediate release
September 9, 2010
(HALIFAX) For every song, there is a story. For a handful of talented Atlantic Canadian songwriters, these lyrics serve as the soundtracks for their lives, and the experiences of those listening. Join an acclaimed group of East Coast talent for Soundtracks and Stories: Songwriter’s Circle presented by the Songwriter’s Association of Canada as part of the Music & Image Program at the 30th Annual Atlantic Film Festival.
John-Angus and Colin MacDonald of The Trews will host this unique evening of music and storytelling. Guests Alec O’ Hanley and Liam Corcoran of Two Hours Traffic, Thom Swift and Jenn Grant will join them onstage. These musicians share the stage in an intimate setting, sharing tales about their craft and the influences behind their work. Of course, their musical gifts will also be on display throughout the evening!
"Soundtracks and Stories Songwriter's Circle really lends itself to the Music & Image Program's focus," says Andrea Dawson Thomas, Atlantic Film Festival's Director of Operations. "Like screenwriters, these artists paint a picture for their listeners with carefully crafted lyrics. They are storytellers, taking the audience along for the journey with lyrics and song."
Soundtracks and Stories takes place at The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, on Saturday, September 18th. The show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are available at The Carleton by calling (902) 422-6335. Tickets cost $25 and are open to the general public. Badge holders are reminded that they must also purchase tickets if they wish to attend this event. Seating is limited and subject to availability.
About Music & Image
Music & Image is a partnership between the Atlantic Film Festival Association and the East Coast Music Association. Music & Image is dedicated to the professional development and promotion of East Coast music, and designed to bridge the gap between music and film through professional development sessions, one-on-one meetings between artists and music supervisors and exciting showcase performances. Music & Image is active throughout the year, both in Canada and the United States, attending events and monitoring industry activity.
About the Atlantic Film Festival
The Atlantic Film Festival is celebrating its 30th Anniversary from September 16-27, 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The Atlantic Film Festival is a production of the Atlantic Film Festival Association (AFFA). AFFA also produces alFresco filmFesto (Summer 2010), Strategic Partners (September 18-20, 2010), ViewFinders: International Film Festival For Youth (April 20-24, 2010).
Music & Image gratefully acknowledges the support of Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency/Agence de promotion économique du Canada atlantique (ACOA/APECA).
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