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Musicians Salute Tom Thomson (Posted On: Thursday, June 29, 2017)

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Tom Thomson's ghost may be roaming the Simcoe Street Theatre on Friday July 7, 2017.

Collingwood's Shipyard Kitchen Party band has organized an evening of original music and storytelling to salute the iconic painter, who died mysteriously one hundred years ago this month, on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park.

The "Tribute to Tom Thomson" show will feature the band's song "Tom/1917" and other original music about the Shipyards, local legends and Canadian stories.

The show will play alongside an exhibition of landscape art by renowned local painter, Bill Franks, whose artistic mentor was Thomson's good friend, AY Jackson.

"We tell Canadian stories with music," says the group's director, Julie LeBlanc. "Tom Thomson and those he inspired tell stories and convey ideas about what it is to be Canadian with their art. Combine those with the hundredth anniversary of Tom's death and the Canada 150 celebrations, and you have a recipe for a fun and stimulating show."

The show is part of the broader Peak to Shore Music Festival running from July 5 to 9, featuring 40 concerts at 20 venues. Tickets for the "Tribute to Tom Thomson" are $10 and can be purchased in advance (705-446-6547) or at the door.

For more information:

W: www.shipyardkitchenparty.com.

F: www.facebook.com/shipyardkitchenparty

E: jmurphy@christiecummings.com

T: 705-446-6547 (Director, Julie LeBlanc)


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