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Ottawa Folk Festival and Canadian Union of Public Employees present

James Keelaghan in Concert in Ottawa

8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.)

Telling stories is the essence of folk music and to me theres nothing more exciting than writing a good story song. James Keelaghan

The Ottawa Folk Festival is pleased to present James Keelaghan in a Labour Day concert on Monday, September 6, 2004, at the Library & Archives Canada Auditorium.

James Keelaghan is a Canadian folk music treasure. He has won awards for his songwriting and is a festival and concert hall favourite both at home and abroad. James was awarded the Juno for Best Roots & Traditional Album for his third recording, My Skies, in 1994. For the past two years, he won first place in the folk category of the USA Songwriting Competition, the worlds leading international songwriting contest. In 2002, he won for his song Cold Missouri Waters from his album A Recent Future, and last year for his song Message to the Future from the album Road.

James is renowned for mining the past for his musical inspiration. His most celebrated songs tell the stories of extraordinary historical events through the eyes of ordinary people. On his latest album, Then Again (2004), he mines his own history by reworking 11 of his best-loved songs from his seven albums. James is currently doing research for an album of traditional Irish and English songs.

Tickets: $20 in advance or $24 at the door

For Visa or MasterCard orders, call the Folk Festival office at 230-8234, or pick up at: OFC Music, The Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank St.; and at Compact Music (2 locations): 134 Bank and 785A Bank.

For more information, call 230-8234, or visit the Festival website at www.ottawafolk.org

Media contact: Jack Schuller at 1-800-633-8282

Artist website: www.keelaghan.com