Canadian folk comes to Morecambe

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Dan McKinnon, award-winning singer, guitarist, songwriter and historian will appear in concert at the Platform in Morecambe on Thursday, April 21.

Dan hails from the Canadian Maritimes, an area rich in the musical and cultural traditions of the North Atlantic. His warm baritone voice, superb guitar arrangements and original compositions have won this native Nova Scotian widespread praise.

Dan’s thoughtful compositions and smooth melodies cover the entire folk spectrum, with themes traditional, historical, contemporary and universal. He has been showcased at the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, the Miramichi Folksong Festival and the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. In addition to his many solo performances and recordings, Dan has performed with Symphony Nova Scotia and toured Atlantic Canada and Ireland as part of an International Theatre Festival show about the life and times of Stan Rogers.

His unique combination of vocal and instrumental skills earn him high praise from critics, club-owners, festival organisers and fans.

Currently residing in his native Nova Scotia, Dan continues to tour and pursue his lifelong passion for songwriting and for interpreting and arranging traditional works.

The show starts at 8pm. Tickets cost £12 and are available at www.lancaster.gov.uk/platform; from 01524 582803; or from Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres.