THE Bronte Music Club will host Canadian Dave Gunning, who makes a welcome return to the Rathfriland venue on Saturday, May 11.
The multi–award winning recording artist is a compelling singer-songwriter, whose music is enriched with a sensitive blend of folk and roots influences. Dave previously appeared at the centre as part of the popular ‘Canadian Corner’ group.
There are stories that wash over you like a tide, and then there are stories that grab you by the heart. Dave Gunning has made a point of finding the latter and wrapping them up in song since he broke upon the Canadian music scene in 1997.
The Pictou County, Nova Scotia born and bred singer-songwriter and working class hero, has built up from humble beginnings to a point where his name is regularly included in conversation with artists such as David Francey, James Keelaghan, Ron Hynes, Stan Rogers, Bruce Cockburn and Gordon Lightfoot. Writing from a sonic menu that includes flavours of Irish, Scottish, French Acadian, folk and country musical styles, Dave transcends genre with songs that fill your senses and touch your soul.
A seasoned performer and entertainer, Dave has toured extensively both solo and with his band performing to sold-out venues, festivals, house concerts and theatres throughout Canada, the US, Ireland, Denmark and in Afghanistan, entertaining the troops. Engaging and charismatic, Dave’s magnetic gift of captivating audiences by creating a bond through down to earth details, homespun humour and seasoned musicianship will be in full display as he continues to tour in support of the latest chapter of a career heading for international recognition.
Dave will perform original material from his latest CD ‘No More Pennies’ and selections from his award winning catalogue of recordings. He infuses his live shows with his own blend of humourous storytelling and touching commentary on the everyday, bringing a new vibrance, energy and life to his heartfelt songs and performances.