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Oh Susanna, Leela Gilday, Madison Violet and more are playing a free IWD stream tonight

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When Covid-19 put a hold on live performances, artist Jill Barber invited the members of Madison Violet and the Good Lovelies to start a friendly support group for musicians.

The group has now grown to over 20 members, and all of them have signed on to be a part of Madison Violet’s livestream tonight for International Women’s Day.

The online show is presented and produced by Burlington’s Sound of Music (SOM) and will be co-hosted by SOM executive director Myles D. Rusak and SOM board vice president Ashlee Livingston.

The event is free and begins at 7:00 p.m. ET.

It will be broadcast across all of SOM’s social media channels.

“March 8 is an important day to me,” said Madison Violet’s Brenley MacEachern, “not only because of IWD, but because my niece, Analiese, would have turned 25 on this day, and it’s no coincidence that she shared her birthday with such an important day. She was such a force in my life, and a musical event with a group of inspiring and supportive women seemed like an amazing opportunity to celebrate Analiese and bring together our community everywhere.”

While the artists have been contracted by the Sound of Music, donations will also be accepted with
100 per cent of the proceeds going to the performers.

For show information and links, visit www.madisonviolet.com.

Here is the complete list of performers:

  • Jill Barber
  • Kathryn Calder
  • Ivan Coyote
  • Maia Davies
  • Leela Gilday
  • The Good Lovelies
  • Madison Violet – Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac
  • Catherine MacLellan
  • Melissa McClelland
  • Sarah MacDougall
  • Andrea Ramolo
  • Ember Swift
  • Oh Susanna



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