Thursday, November 2, 2023
Oakville Centre, AEG Liebherr Auditorium
All Tickets $5
Recommended for Grades 5-12
To purchase tickets for this performance please call the box office at 905-815-2021
In Ridge, Brendan McLeod and The Fugitives examine misconceptions and varying perspectives around the battle of Vimy Ridge, while drawing parallels to other formative events in our nation’s past. Featuring innovative musical interpretations of WWI soldier songs (often referred to as ‘Trench Songs’), Ridge probes difficult yet necessary questions about how and why we grieve. The result is a poignant and stripped-back collection of work that emphasizes the emotional content of the lyrics and continues the long tradition of folk music reshaping songs over time — the same way soldiers reshaped these songs in the trenches.