$50

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Central United Church

Cumberland Street

Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Canada

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Event description

Description

The Rotary Club of Lunenburg presents The Men of the Deeps in concert on 8 September. Enjoy wonderful Nova Scotia music while supporting the many local and international projects of Rotary. All proceeds will support these charities.

The Men of the Deeps is a choir of working and retired coal miners from the island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada. Organized in 1966 as part of Cape Breton’s contribution to Canada’s Centennial Year (1967), the group’s inception was an effort by the people of Cape Breton to preserve in song some of the rich folklore of that island’s coal mining communities.

Since 1967 the group has been singing of the work and lifestyle of the Cape Breton coal miner to audiences throughout most of Canada and the United States. In 1976 they became the first Canadian performing group to tour the People’s Republic of China after diplomatic relations between the two nations were restored in 1972. And as recently as September 1999 the men traveled to Kosovo in the former Republic of Yugoslavia at the request of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, where they performed in a gala festival organized by actress Vanessa Redgrave on behalf of the United Nations Children’s Fund. The group’s most recent tours have brought the choir as far north as the Ekati diamond mines in the Northwest Territories, and as far south as Arizona, Alabama, Florida and the Appalachian coal mining communities of Kentucky, Virginia and Pennsylvania. In September 2008 the group was invited to perform in Las Vegas at the international MineExpo conference where sold out audiences enjoyed its unique blend of songs and stories for six consecutive nights.

Join us for a true Nova Scotian evening which celebrates the coal mining tradition and contributes to community development initiatives of the Rotary Club of Lunenburg.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Central United Church

Cumberland Street

Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0

Canada

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Save This Event

Event Saved