2017 Gil’s Hootenanny

  • When: 7:30pm, Monday, May 1st
  • Where: Clarke Room,  RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON.

Inspired by the legacy of Gil Levine, Monday, May 1st, 2017 will mark the 8th year for Ottawa’s Gil’s Hootenanny, the annual community sing-along celebrating the stories, struggles and victories of working people. As usual, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, tickets are only $10.

Gil Levine spent his life working for social justice and was the founding Director of Research at the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). A great lover of folk music and an enthusiastic supporter of folk musicians, Gil understood the collective power of song to bring people together to speak up and sing out for change.

First presented in 2010, the annual Hootenanny has seen increasingly larger audiences, who join the featured artists in singing along with new and traditional songs of hope and protest.

The 2017 Hootenanny will take place at 7:30pm in the Clarke Room at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive. Staffed by UNIFOR members, the RA Centre is accessible, has loads of parking and is well serviced by OC Transpo.

Tickets are $10.

Stay tuned for further information.

More details will follow soon (watch this space) but here is a rundown:

  • 5th Annual Sing-along-able Songwriting Contest  (Submission form)
  • 1st Annual Sing-along-able Songwriting Workshop on Feb 5 with Jamie Anderson (Register here!!)
  • Sing-along-able Songwriting Contest Sing-Off on Saturday April 22, 4pm at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival.
  • May Day Hootenanny lineup coming soon!!
  • Tickets (available soon) $10 as usual.