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Open Mic Night at the James Joyce Celebrates the Songs of Stan Rogers

by on October 4, 2010

The Fredericton Playhouse is calling all Stan Rogers fans to join us for an evening of tribute in song at the James Joyce Irish Pub on October 16 at 7pm. As part of the Playhouse’s Create, Learn & Play Series, we’re inviting all performers and Rogers fans alike to come out and share their favourite tune from the Stan Rogers songbook.

A lasting fixture in Canadian folk music, Stan Rogers has been an inspiration to several generations of folk artists.  Of Rogers’ titles, nearly 100 in total, the best-known are “Barrett’s Privateers”, “Make and Break Harbour”, “The Mary Ellen Carter”, “Northwest Passage”, and the love song “Forty-Five Years”. Several of his songs were heard in the CBC radio folk opera So Hard to be So Hard in 1975; still another, “Harris and the Mare”, became the basis of a CBC radio drama produced in 1982. His songs have been recorded by more than 25 other artists and groups including the Battlefield Band, Eric Bogle, John Allan Cameron, Margaret Christl, Mary O’Hara, Peter Paul and Mary, Raffi and the Tannahill Weavers.

Hosted by local entertainer Mike Bravener, the Stan Rogers Open Mic Night will serve as a warm-up for Joey Kitson’s upcoming show The Songs of Stan Rogers. Kitson, Charlottetown native and Rawlins Cross front-man, will take to the Playhouse stage on October 24 at 7pm with an homage to one of Atlantic Canada’s greatest songwriters.

All participants of the Stan Rogers Open Mic Night will receive a complimentary ticket to the Joey Kitson show.  Interested open mic participants may sign up at 6:30pm on October 16, or those who wish to sign up early may do so by contacting Amani Wassef at (506)459-6212 or

  1. D Wade permalink

    When you go into the Archives for October, 2010, it has this Open Mic night as October 4, 2010.


    • Tim Yerxa permalink

      That’s the date it was posted.

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