Join beloved Canadian tenor John McDermott and special guests the award-winning DALA as they deliver holiday cheer and make a stop at Kingston, ON at the Grand Theatre on Saturday, December 21st at 3:00 pm.
As is John's tradition, he will sing holiday favourites, songs from his illustrious musical career, and tasteful Remembrance tributes.
Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, DALA (Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine) write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002 and have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala write songs that are both catchy and insightful. Amanda's ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila's velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark. https://www.dalagirls.com/
John McDermott is an international recording star and household name known as much for his successful musical career as for his commitment to veterans' causes. He has been nominated for a number of Juno awards and received the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Bob Hope Award for his support for veterans' causes.
His first album, "Danny Boy", garnered strong sales in the U.S. and Canada and reached number one in New Zealand. This success, won through a tireless touring schedule, led to his participation in the PBS phenomenon, The Irish Tenors. John has gone on to record numerous albums, including Journeys. This extremely moving album includes songs such as "The Dreamer" and "The Gift of Years," both written by renowned songwriter Eric Bogle. Proceeds of the sales went to McDermott House Canada, a charity that John created.
McDermott House Canada is a project close to John's heart, and he says:
"Every day the men and women who serve our country, and the police, firefighters and first responders who serve our communities put their lives on the line and themselves in harm's way. When asked why they simply say: "It's what we do". They serve freely and willingly, asking for very little in return." to learn more about McDermott House Canada visit: https://mcdermotthousecanada.org/
218 Princess St.
Kingston ON K7L1B2