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An Evening with James Keelaghan and David Woodhead

November 18, 2023 , 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

UUCB Concerts for a Cause presents Canadian folk singer James Keelaghan and bassist David Woodhead at the Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 pm to raise money for Oasis Free Clinics and the Midcoast New Mainers Group.


James Keelaghan is an award-winning Canadian singer songwriter internationally known for his lilting baritone voice, driving rhythm guitar, finely crafted stories and his commanding performances.  Keelaghan studied history in college, and his passion for stories, old and new, informs some of his best-known songs. Many of the lyrics in his songs display a concern about social problems and justice in society.  Examples of such themes include “Kiri’s Piano” about the internment of Japanese Canadians, and “House of Cards” about the financial crisis of 2007. And while many of Keelaghan’s most celebrated songs draw from historical accounts, his accounts of personal journeys are remarkable too… tender and unflinching.  Dave Marsh, the award-winning American music critic, calls James Keelaghan “Canada’s finest songwriter.”


David Woodhead has collaborated on about 300 albums and has worked with many influential artists including Perth County Conspiracy, Stan Rogers, Oliver Schroer, Gil Scott-Heron, David Sanborn, and James Keelaghan.  His own music draws from the intimacy of the folk world, the harmonic sensibilites of jazz, and a sense of precision from classical arranging, with room for freedom in individual expression and improvisation.


Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, Students/Children: $10. Available at the church office, Gulf of Maine Books, or online at  https://ticketstripe.com/keelaghan/

Sample of James Keelaghan songs:

Kiri’s Piano

Hillcrest Mine

Cold Missouri Waters

Rebecca’s Lament

House of Cards (with David Woodhead)


November 18, 2023
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$10 – $25
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick
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Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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