We are delighted to announce that our original folk musical, “100 Years from Now”, is returning to the Simcoe Street Theatre this November 9 – 11! Directed by Dean Hollin and generously supported by the BMFA Arts Centre Robert Kemp award! Mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI by taking in this musical journey from Georgian Bay to Vimy Ridge and beyond!
Join SKP on at 12 noon on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 to kick off the Peak to Shore Music Festival with a “Local Live Lunch” in beautiful downtown Collingwood! We’ll supply the music, Fish & Sips restaurant will supply a delicious, inexpensive lunch, and you just supply yourself! Bring a lawn chair! Bring a friend! For more info, visit the official Peak to Shore page here or check out the Local Live Lunch Facebook Page!
A family, shattered. An artist, inspired. A nation, defined.
An original folk musical by the Shipyard Kitchen Party, “100 Years from Now” follows two brothers, one artist and the women who loved them through the tumult and triumph of the years surrounding the First World War.
With traditional instrumentation, stirring vocal harmonies and dramatic storytelling, “100 Years from Now” is a musical journey from Algonquin Park to Vimy Ridge and beyond.
We’re taking our “Tom Thomson, the Great War and Other Canadian Stories” show on the road! But before we do, we’re taping it at the Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood this Friday, August 18th at 8 pm. As a thanks to our fantastic local supporters, we’re offering free admission to this concert, which will also feature the “My Canada” exhibition of paintings by Dr. Bill Franks, student of A.Y. Jackson.! Come join us for a night of music, art and fun! We have limited seating at this cozy venue, so please contact Julie Leblanc at 705.446.6547 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot!
Photo of Tom Thomson at Lake Scugog , 1912, courtesy of the Tom Thomson Gallery of Owen Sound. All rights reserved.
SKP will be playing the patio at Boston Pizza in Collingwood on Sunday, June 18 at 5 pm as part of BP’s regular Sunday Fun Day feature. We’ll play our stuff and your favourite stuff until 8, when John Eaton’s trivia party takes over.
Since it’s Father’s Day, we’re offering to make up songs on the spot about your dad – if you bring him!
100 years ago this April, Tom Thomson boarded a train from Toronto, headed for Algonquin Park. “[H]ave not sold many sketches but think I can manage to get along for another year at least. I will stick to painting as long as I can,” he wrote his father. He was 40 years old and was coming into the height of his power as an interpreter of the Canadian landscape. He died at Canoe Lake under mysterious circumstances that July, leaving behind a collection of final sketches on “boards” that still taunt us with questions about what masterworks were left to come and what happened to their creator. This song is our tribute to Tom, a true northern light.