“News Release New York, May 23, 2013″
“Saturday, June 29 will be an unforgettable day featuring a free celebration of Canada’s best
entertainment, food and sport in New York City. For the first time, Canada Day International, the organizers behind the hugely successful Canada Day London are producing Canada Day New York, a free day long cultural, sport and music festival in Central Park.”
“Canadian music legends Spirit of the West and Joel Plaskett join award-winning electro-rock sensation LIGHTS on the main stage at Rumsey Playfield during a free concert produced by Canada Day International as part of the SummerStage Performing Arts Festival presented by AT&T.”
“New Yorkers can look forward to a great show as Canada Day International also announces one of the CBC’s most popular personalities, George Stroumboulopoulos, as host of its back-to-back festivals in New York and in London, England.
CBC is the official media partner for Canada Day International 2013. This year Canadians around the world will be able to share in the excitement and enjoy our live Canada Day concert in Central Park.”
This is going to be a memorable event in one of the globe’s most interesting cities. We are looking forward to it eagerly, and are honoured at being included in this year’s festivities!
For more information, please see: http://www.canadadayinternational.com/new-york/
Piping, drumming and Highland Dancing, it’s all happening in Victoria at the 150th Victoria Highland Games and Celtic Festival this May 11-19. From our perspective it’s double-triply exciting as we get to perform for the Festival at Sugar Nightclub on May 16.
Visit their website in order to find out all about this years games. There are numerous articles, posts, schedules and information and you can follow their twitter feed.
We’ll advance a little tidbit now to prime your interest: His Royal Highness the Duke of York will be on hand as Chief of the Games on Saturday and Sunday May 18-19!
Something tells us this is going to be a very special year for Scottish Culture in Victoria BC.
St. Paddy’s is just around the corner and we’re gearing up for another short tour to celebrate. We’ll be in Winnipeg on March 14th at McPhillips Station Casino to kick off a weekend of green beer. We have a great number of dedicated friends in The ‘Peg and we are delighted to be heading back to visit them again.
2013 marks our 30th anniversary as a band (we wouldn’t kid you about something like this…) Nearly every year since dinosaurs roamed the Earth we have played on or very close to St. Paddy’s day at The Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. This year is no exception and our 30th will make it an extra special event. A great added bonus will be our special guests ‘Good for Grapes’. G4G are hot, young up & comers from the Vancouver area and we strongly suggest that you come out to see them at the Commodore NOW so that, in five years time, you can brag that, “I saw them when they were opening for Spirit….”
Hello there dedicated fans of Spirit of the West!
We send you hearty Season’s Greetings and wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year.
Hogmanay: To ring in 2013 Continue reading
A quick preliminary note to let our fans in countries other than wee Canada know that Spirit of the West music is now available on iTunes globally. Continue reading
Mark the calendars – Nov 25, Toronto, the Telus Street Festival, 3:30pm. Continue reading
We were disappointed that our concert at the Beaumont Blues Fest was rained out this Labour day weekend. It looked so promising, but when we began setting up for our set, the clouds turned and rain steadily blew into the stage, gradually soaking everything in its path. The production manager was forced to call the show, as the PA and stage were not safe to use with the steady downpour being carried by wind into every nook and cranny.
We missed playing for you, Beaumont! Hopefully in the not-too-distant future we’ll have another chance. Thanks to everyone who braved the weather to stay in hopes the show could go on, and thanks to those folks who wrote us messages via our contact form expressing their thoughts on the day. Next time!
A bright point of the dreary wind driven day was briefly meeting aspiring artist Katie Anderson, who sent us this link to her video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5VPB-zxj5Y. Nice work Katie!
We are playing the FREE CONCERT SERIES at OLYMPIC PLAZA this weekend in Whistler.
That’s us partway down the page. 8:30 on Sunday August 4!
Join Spirit of the West on Canada Day, July 1st in Vancouver at Canada Place/Jack Poole Plaza/Coast Capital Savings Stage.
We’re happy to be in Ontario for the next two weekends. On Saturday the 16th of June we’ll be Continue reading