“A Bruce Cockburn weekend,” you ask, “what on earth is that?”
Well so here’s the thing. May 23-24, Brian Walsh will be leading a workshop celebrating the significant artistic contribution of Canadian singer/songwriter, Bruce Cockburn. On Saturday from 9.30-3.30, he’ll be exploring the rich spiritual images and Christian themes in Bruce’s repertoire. On Sunday, Brian will be preaching at 10:30am. Unsurprisingly, service music will be from Cockburn’s catalogue.
From the organisers:
Cockburn has always had a loyal fan base, however, there has been a re-surgence of interest in his music because of references to his songs in William P. Young’s popular novel, The Shack. The workshop is being held at Christ Church [Anglican] in Burritts’ Rapids (now part of the city of Ottawa). When Bruce Cockburn lived in Burritt’s Rapids, he wrote some of his most popular songs. This one-day workshop will be an opportunity to explore with others the connections between faith, music, beauty and brokenness in the place where Cockburn’s musical and spiritual journey all began.
There are lots of B&B’s in the area and local organizers can assist with finding accommodation if needed. If you’re interested in coming, please contact Lisa Chisholm-Smith at (613) 233-6271 ext 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Tues. May 19, 2009.
Cost is $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
More info including driving directions is at http://www.merrickvilleanglicans.org/Cockburn.htm