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Saturday May 1st, 2021 with Arthur McGregor and Chris White
Gil's Hootenanny: Tamara Levine, Andrew Raven, Eve Goldberg, Maria Dunn, Mark Evenchick, Shawna Laing. Happy May Day to you!

Ottawa folk icon Arthur McGregor drops by to present '40 minutes of uninterrupted folk' and to interview *six* people involved with Gil's Hootenanny: Tamara Levine, Andrew Raven, Eve Goldberg, Maria Dunn, Mark Evenchick and Shawna Laing. This year's event features a 60-minute retrospective video created by Shawna entitled 'Singing Together... Apart'. The video premieres Saturday, May 1 at 4:00 pm Eastern at
Gil's Hootenanny unveils a 60-minute retrospective video by Shawna Laing Saturday, May 1 at 4:00 pm Eastern at
'40 minutes of uninterrupted folk' courtesy of Arthur McGregor
No Difference
Arthur McGregor - - Lyrics by Shel Silverstein, music by Arthur McGregor. Canadian

Chris Rawlings - They Fought For Bread

Enoch Kent - 1913 Massacre Canadian

The Secrets - Work, Work, Work - By Jim Payne. Canadian

David Francey - Torn Screen Door Canadian

Ish Theilheimer - Glass Widow Canadian

Maria Dunn - Waltzing with the Angels Canadian

Ian Tyson - Summer Wages Canadian

James Gordon - Big Crane Came Crashing Down Canadian

Stan Rogers - The Field Behind the Plow Canadian

James Keelaghan - Hillcrest Mine Canadian

Sharon Lois and Bram - Talk About Peace Canadian
Interview with Tamara Levine. Producer of Gil's Hootenanny and daughter of Gil and Helen Levine.
Du pain et des roses
Break syndicale - De Lutte en Turlutte Canadian
Interview with Andrew Raven whose law firm, Ravenlaw, is a Gil's Hootenanny sponsor.
Working Man
Rita MacNeil - Reason To Believe Canadian
Interview with singer-songwriter, community choir leader and ukulele champion, Eve Goldberg. Her website is
Many Sparks Make a Fire
Gathering Sparks - All That's Real Canadian
Interview with singer-songwriter Maria Dunn whose new album, Joy Banner Blazing, has been extremely well received. Her website is
Heart in Hand
Maria Dunn - Joyful Banner Blazing Canadian
Interview with Mark Evenchick, a Spirit of Rasputin's board member who excels in writing and leading 'sing-along-able' songs. His website is
18 Cents an Hour
Mark Evenchick - live Canadian New
Interview with film maker and musician, Shawna Laing.
A Thousand Suns
Hey Rosetta - Into Your Lungs Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Ross McEwen
Fabulous 40 Minutes set for May Day!

10:31 AM, May 1st, 2021
Chris White (host)
Yes, Arthur did an excellent job on the '40 minutes'!

11:12 AM, May 1st, 2021
Susan Isaac
The comment just now about the need for music for labour actions reminded about a comment made a a South African community leader who was in Ottawa for leadership training in the early 90's. We were on the bus, passing the corner of Rideau and King Edward where strikers were gathered in front of the government offices. There were just walking around in circles. The South African community leader commented: "In South Africa, we would be singing". For sure!

11:34 AM, May 1st, 2021
Chris White (host)
Yes, I think a lot of meetings in South Africa start with everyone singing a song -- what a good idea!

11:45 AM, May 1st, 2021