The Flying Cloud at the TRANZAC presents “A Mariposa Festival Preview”
with David Bradstreet, Robert Priest, David Newland, Julian Fauth, and Muddy York
7 pm door, 7:30 start – $20/$18 members of TRANZAC or Flying Cloud
David Bradstreet is best known for his song ”Renaissance” (“Let’s Dance That Old Dance Once More”) – a hit for Canadian icon, Valdy.
He has been recognized for his work as a singer/songwriter, composer and producer, twenty-one albums bearing his name; a high profile Juno Award early in his career; three subsequent Juno nominations and music credits including a Gemini nomination; film and television soundtracks and scoring; talent discovery and record production for numerous artists including Jane Siberry, Colleen Peterson, Nancy Simmonds, Bill Hughes, Jason Fowler and Robert Priest.He has toured extensively and is a veteran of many coffeehouses, concert halls and folk festivals.
Poet Robert Priest definitely puts the ‘verse in diversity’.
The author of fifteen books of poetry. His most recent book is: Reading the Bible Backwards. He won the Acorn People’s Poetry Award for his now classic Mad Hand (1988).
As a songwriter, he co-wrote the number one hit, Song Instead of a Kiss,for Alannah Myles. You may even have seen him recently singing topical songs on CBC Televison’s Sunday Night News. He teaches a lyric-writing course at U.of T.’s School of Continuing Education.
David Newland is writer, musician and host with a passion for the Canadian experience.
Born in Ottawa, raised on the shores of Georgian Bay near Parry Sound, David is a veteran traveler and global citizen. He’s now based in Toronto, where he makes music by night and media by day.
David is the founding force behind The McFlies and co-founder & co-host of the Corktown Ukulele Jam community. He logs dozens of gigs yearly as a solo performer, ukulele player and workshop host in addition to his many other pursuits.
The Toronto based singer and pianist practically redefines eclectic. His second album “Ramblin’ Son” opens with a free interpretation of Tommy Johnson’s “Maggie Campbell and passes through Fats Waller, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”, Guitar Slim and a rank of quirky originals like the “Man on the Box” and “Cubist Blues”, delivering them in a voice redolent of smoky dives.
(Anne Lederman and Ian Bell)
Originally from Manitoba, fiddler/singer/composer Anne Lederman is strongly rooted in several Canadian musical traditions, old and new – Metis and French-Canadian, Scots-Irish, Eastern European and African. She sings in several languages and also plays mandolin, tenor guitar, piano, bones, feet, jawharp and more.
Anne began her professional career as a fiddler in the late 1970s touring with Harry Hibbs, Newfoundland’s “favourite son”. In 1983, as half of duo Muddy York with Ian Bell, she released the ground-breaking recording Scatter The Ashes: Music of Old Ontario (just re-released on CD).
Always a part-time musician, Ian Bell has none-the-less performed professionally across Canada and in the United States for over a quarter century. On his own and with a number of ensembles he has appeared at numerous folk festivals (Winnipeg, Mariposa, Edmonton, Ottawa, Yellowknife, Owen Sound, Lunenberg , Montmagny, and others) and in concerts in every sort of venue.