PICTOU – Multi-award winning songwriter and 2017 East Coast Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Lennie Gallant tours Searching For Abegweit: The Island Songs & Stories this fall and will be at the deCoste on Thursday, October 26 for a 7:30 p.m. showtime.
The critically acclaimed production, Searching For Abegweit, stars Gallant presenting his folk-rock-roots music, along with captivating tales in a multimedia format that utilizes stunning visual works from celebrated Prince Edward Island artist and sibling, Karen Gallant.
This dynamic, energetic production is music and storytelling at its best and has been a critically acclaimed hit with more than 130 shows over four seasons. The show employs a screen on which images are constantly in motion behind some of the East Coast’s most talented bilingual musicians. In addition to Gallant, the show features violin virtuoso, Sean Kemp, Acadian singer/instrumentalist, Patricia Richard, Gallant’s nephews, Jonathan Gallant on vocals/percussion and Jeremy Gallant on vocals/piano, along with appearances from Mi’kmaw singer, Hubert Francis.
When the Mi’kmaw originally named the Island, Abegweit – which loosely translated means ‘cradled on the waves’ – there was a legend that came with it. They say the Great Spirit Glooscap took all the most beautiful colors of the world, mixed them together, and then used them to paint the Island into existence. In Searching for Abegweit, this legend is brought to life as Karen Gallant has taken all the most beautiful colors of the island and incorporated them into her paintings, which are showcased with Gallant’s songs and stories to add a spectacular new dimension to his works. The show touches on legends, landscape, history, current events, tall tales, poignant stories, and hilarious comedic scenes of the Island in a unique and vibrant way.
Tickets are available at the deCoste box office and by calling 902-485-8848 or 1-800-353-5338, on line atwww.decostecentre.ca.