In collaboration with 12 Kingston community groups and local professional musicians, The Skeleton Park Music Festival is creating a community songbook. The songbook will feature a wide variety of well known folk songs and songs written locally, in an attempt to reflect the rich diversity of the Kingston community. The community songbook will then be distributed throughout the community, as needed. The songbook will help encourage Kingstonians to share music together and learn to sing each other’s songs.
MEGAN HAMILTON and the Kingston Community Midwives & Friends Performing “When You Are Born”
Interview with Lucas Huang of the Sleepless Goat Cafe
“Face Love” Notation
DAVID FRANCEY with Open Voices/Ernestown Secondary/National Farmers Union
Performing “Torn Screen Door”
SKELETON PARK COMMUNITY SONGBOOK ON CBC’S ONTARIO MORNING!
WILDERLING and the QECVI ARTS Focus Program
“I’ll Tell Me Ma” Notation
THE SWAMP WARD ORCHESTRA and Rideau Public School
Performing “Je Fais La Difficile (trad. Quebec)”
JENNY WHITELEY & JOEY WRIGHT
w/ Lovin’ Spoonful and the Sunnyside Community Garden
Performing “Hallelujah Haircut”"
UNCONSCIOUS ENCORE w/ ReelOut Queer Film Festival Performing “Are We There Yet?”
THE GERTRUDES w/ Kingston Culture Days
Performing “King’s Town”
KYRA AND TULLY w/ The Grand Theatre
Performing “Love In All These Things”
RUEBEN DEGROOT w/ the Queens University Grad Club
Performing “Little Red Mixer”
CHRIS BROWN w/ The Pittsburgh Institution Choir
Inmates gave their time anonomously and freely to donate this track to the Community Songbook. This track was recorded inside the prison, in 3 sessions, with participants working on arrangements and actually writing additional lyrics between recordings:( the ‘response lines’ you hear in the verses). All singing, arrangement and playing is theirs, with the exception of myself organ and Elijah Abrams on bass. Since this recording. the guys have been working on originals and arrangements of songs by local musicians. They are creating tracks to donate to the foodbank and Joe’s M.I.L.L.