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Event Archive - Starfields, a Festival of Hope: Leela Gilday Band, Cris Derksen, Hope Bay Common

Fri. April 13th 2018 - Fri. April 13th 2018 First Church of Christ Scientist (All Ages)
7p.m doors at 6:30pm
Tickets at: Munro's Books, Ivy's Bookstore, Oak Bay
Presented by: Starfields, a Festival of Hope
Kicking off an exciting weekend, Starfields concert features:
Leela Gilday Band, Cris Derksen and Hope Bay Common. Bio and links to music below:

Leela Gilday Band (roots)
A captivating Dene singer/songwriter, Leela Gilday is a passionate, soulful performer who takes listeners on a journey through a musical world where freedom and joy balance sorrow and injustice. Her lyrics, reflective of her northern roots, embrace the essence of Dene life from an urban perspective.
She hails from Yellowknife, NWT and is a member of the Dene Nation.
Leela Gilday has many national awards to her credit including a Juno and Western Canadian Music Award for her second album Sedzé.

Cris Derksen (roots cellist)
2016 Instrumental Album Juno Nominee Cris Derksen is an Indigenous cellist/composer known for building layers of sound into captivating performances. Originally from Northern Alberta, there is a line of chiefs from North Tall Cree reserve on her father's side and a line and a line of strong Mennonite homesteaders on her mother’s side. Her music braids the traditional and contemporary in multiple dimensions, weaving her traditional classical training and her Aboriginal ancestry with new school electronics, creating genre defying music.

Hope Bay Common (Contemporary Folk) is made up of passionate, Pender Islander musicians including Lauren Mann, Deer and Coyote, and WhiteBird

Tickets are $20 from Munro’s, ph 250 382 2464 Ivy’s Bookstores, ph 250 598 2713
and online at


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