Gil’s ‘Grassroots’ Song Circle

Led by Christine Graves
Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 pm

Bring your voice and, if you like, your favourite musical instrument to St. Andrew’s Hall (basement) in St. Andrew’s Church, 82 Kent Street at  2:00 pm on Saturday, April 22 for the Gil’s ‘Grassroots’ Song Circle. There is no cost to attend this musical event which is part of the program for the Ottawa Grassroots Festival, an annual family oriented celebration of folk music, dance and spoken word!

​The song circle will be led by Ottawa based singer-songwriter Christine Graves and will include other musical friends of Gil’s Hootenanny including, Arthur McGregor, Patricia Reynolds, Carmel Whittle, Ulyn Georgette and Mark Evenchick. Come sing and jam to rousing renditions of familiar and new songs of hope and protest that showcase the stories, struggles and victories of working people and the peace, environmental and human rights movements.  

​Gil’s Hootenanny is honoured to once again be hosting this Ottawa Grassroots Festival workshop, which provides a tantalizing taste of Gil’s Hootenanny 2023, which will take place on May 1 at the campus of the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue.

As folk music legend Pete Seeger once said, “A good song reminds us what we’re fighting for”.