This week the Maria Dunn Trio is taking our updated Troublemakers: Working Albertans musical multimedia show on the road in Alberta to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Canada’s Great Labour Uprising of 1919. All events are FREE.
Oct 4: Galt Museum, 502 1 St South, Lethbridge (Doors 7 pm)
Oct 5: CUPE 37 Hall, 5112-3rd St E, Calgary (Doors 6:30 pm)
Oct 6: Royal Canadian Legion, 2810 Bremner Ave, Red Deer (Doors 1:30 pm)
Oct 12: Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 11018-97 St NW, Edmonton (1:30 pm, part of 2-day conference)
Music by Maria Dunn Trio; Video by Don Bouzek (Ground Zero Productions)
Performed by Maria Dunn (vocals/guitar/accordion), Shannon Johnson (violin/vocals) and Terry Morrison (vocals/guitar) this 75-minute show features songs from Maria’s 2004 album We Were Good People, a few songs from GWG: Piece By Piece and Packingtown multimedia shows, a beautiful Laura Vinson song “Petite Marie”, plus one brand new song Maria has written inspired by the 1919 Telephone Girls–the first workers off the job in the May 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. These highly skilled and courageous young women also walked out here in some Alberta cities, along with fellow workers across the province in the civil services, mines, metal shops, railroads, restaurants and more, in sympathy with the working people in Winnipeg and to protest the precarious working conditions and sky high inflation in the months following WWI and the 1918 flu pandemic.
Oct 4-6 performances start with a 30-min video about the events of 1919 in Alberta; Produced by Don Bouzek for the Alberta Labour History Institute.
All events are open to the public and free of charge thanks to the generous support of sponsoring organizations, the Alberta Federation of Labour and many trade unions. Voluntary donations will be accepted at the door to offset some of the costs.
More info at: https://www.mariadunn.com/in-concert/