2024

What is a Hootenanny?

Gil’s Hootenanny, Ottawa’s annual community singalong, celebrates songs of hope and protest with exuberant audience participation. While the word “hootenanny” may not be in everyone’s lexicon, Gil’s Hootenanny is hell-bent on reviving this form of entertainment for folks of all...

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Big Sing! 2023

On the bleak rainy afternoon of October 22nd, 75 of us gathered at the Westboro Masonic Hall for the Big Sing! 2023 with Evemarie Brunelle of Montreal. It was the third Ottawa Big Sing! (and the first since COVID) sponsored by...

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