Wendy McNeill

2024-07-25 20:00 2024-07-25 23:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Wendy McNeill

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/36334

In-person event

ASL will be available for this performance. Steadily gaining acclaim for her poignant storytelling lyrics and captivating live shows, Wendy McNeill takes listeners on an emotional roller coaster with a spirit that is both playful and fierce. As likely to be singing from the perspective of a dead man’s accordion, or a misunderstood monster as she is from her her own, McNeill is fascinated with twisting the perspectives of the stories we hear and the ones we tell ourselves.  The multi...

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Fourth Stage,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Thu, July 25, 2024
8 PM EDT
© Alissa Wyle Holysmoke-Photography
© Tobias Annerfeldt
Music Folk Summer events
© Tobias Annerfeldt
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 60 minutes · No intermission

ASL will be available for this performance.

Steadily gaining acclaim for her poignant storytelling lyrics and captivating live shows, Wendy McNeill takes listeners on an emotional roller coaster with a spirit that is both playful and fierce. As likely to be singing from the perspective of a dead man’s accordion, or a misunderstood monster as she is from her her own, McNeill is fascinated with twisting the perspectives of the stories we hear and the ones we tell ourselves. 

The multi instrumentalist weaves a tightrope between the intimate and the otherworldly with layered vocals, guitar, kalimba, samples and her beloved accordion, Ruby. Part cabaret, part spoken word, part little red riding hood, part big bad wolf. File under ‘folk noir’ or ‘twisted tales with a lot of heart’.  On her latest album, First There Were Feathers, Wendy draws from scientific studies, personal experience, classic literature and myth, to explore the beauty, mystery and resilience of birds and how our fate is intimately connected with theirs.  She sings about, and for, those on the frontline of these times- the literal ‘canaries in the coal mines’. 

Joining her onstage will be Mike Lent on bass.

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