“Dave Gunning is a wonderful musician and performer,” says general manager and co-artistic director of the Astor Theatre in Liverpool, Andrew Bursey. “Presenting talent like Dave on our stage gives audiences a chance to see and hear what our region has to offer.”
On Wednesday, Jan. 17, Dave Gunning and James Keelaghan will hit the stage at the Astor Theatre. Gunning, a celebrated and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter is on tour performing new, original songs and old gems as part of the Canada 150 performance series, sponsored by the Atlantic Presenter's Association, RADATRS and Heritage Canada, says Bursey.
Fusing his insatiable appetite for finding the next unique storyline Keelaghan also forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive voices of not only the Canadian scene, but as a member of the international singer-songwriter community, states the event’s press release.
To go along with a lifelong accumulation of influences, Keelaghan has taken advantage of opportunities to work with equals, where the sparks of collaboration, batting melodies back and forth, have produced some wonderful results.
This show will see the songwriters perform their own set and collaborate on a set together. Tickets are $25 and available at the Astor’s box office, or online through the theatre’s website (astortheatre.ns.ca). There are special early bird and over-65 pricing. Check with the box office for details.
Bursey says it's very important to have live music and theatre like this in the community and the Astor strives to provide a wide range of entertainment to its audience.
“It is the thread that connects us,” he says. “We are very lucky to have a thriving arts scene in Liverpool at the Astor. It is the heartbeat of our community and tells the story of our lives.”