On July 28th, Wendy McNeill will perform at the Old Fire Hall, along with local artist, Sarah MacDougall.
Wendy McNeil resides in Europe, however her roots stem from the Canadian prairies. You can tell the dusky fields of endless land and skies may be Wendy’s inspiration. McNeill’s song writing has been described as “prairie-gothic”. While her lyrics are captivating the music has been described as off-kilter accordion waltzes, that of dreamlike folk tales, and of like cabaret style confessionals.
Wendy McNeill’s newest body of work is titled One Colour More, which highlights the stories of unsuspecting heroes taking on the role of the story teller. The mode of each song varies from character to character. However, you won’t miss a sprinkle of mischievous humour within the lyrics. Each song in One Colour More tells stories of a variety of people, and creatures (and accordions) finding peace in a new place, a theme of immigration and discovery.
Wendy McNeill will be sharing the stage with our very own Sarah MacDougall. Sarah was born in Sweden, and now resides in Whitehorse. This year, Sarah has been nominated for ‘Best Solo Roots Album’ for her newest album Grand Canyon. The songs on the album are about identity, love, fear, hope, growing up, rootlessness, and forgiveness. They are written from the point of view of the hopeful outsider, trying to figure out their place and make sense of the world.
It’s going to be a beautiful occasion to watch these thoughtful artists preform together for the first time; both sharing wispy and soulful voices with lyrics that are heartfelt and endearing.
Wendy and Sarah preform at the Old Fire Hall Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 7:30 PM.
Available at: YAC Box Office (867-667-8574), Arts Underground andwww.yukonartscentre.com