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Treasured Canadian songwriters share Lunch at Allen’s

by on April 5, 2012

It all began as a regular get together at Allen’s Pub & Restaurant on the Danforth in Toronto with Canadian music icon Murray McLauchlan, and old friends Ian Thomas and Marc Jordan. After adding the voice of Cindy Church, a “lunch at Allen’s” turned into an outstanding band performing some of Canada’s (and the world’s) most enjoyed songs from each of these songwriters’ impressive catalogues. Fredericton audiences will be treated to a live performance on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30pm when this fabulous foursome graces the Playhouse stage.

Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas’ songs have been recorded by everyone from Rod Stewart to Bette Midler, and Diana Ross to Santana. Murray McLauchlan’s hits have covered Canadian airwaves from coast to coast. Cindy’s voice and songs are well known on the folk festival circuit through her solo work and as a member of Quartette with Sylvia Tyson. Together, it seems as though they’ve been playing for years with an energy and freshness like they’ve just met.

The irreverence of friends who make exceptional music together during a magical Lunch at Allen’s is enjoyed by audience members while the group is on tour. Don’t miss this intimate and humorous performance highlighting some of Canada’s finest individual artists.

Patrons are also invited to join the members of Lunch at Allen’s after the show on April 18 for the final installment of our In Conversation Series post-show talks at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Hosted by Mark Roberts of the East Coast Music Show on 106.9 Capital FM, this forum gives fans the opportunity to talk with Murray McLauchlin, Ian Thomas, Marc Jordan and Cindy Church about their music, collaborations, and careers. Tickets for the post-show talk, available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office in limited number, are complimentary and include a free glass of wine.

Tickets for Lunch at Allen’s are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at

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