The Great Canadian Historical Songbook

The Great Canadian Historical Songbook

By Songbook Players
A live concert and podcast series that brings Canadian history alive - and local Niagara history - with songs and words.

These podcasts share Canadian history nuggets with the world.
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Episode 6: Red Hill – Man of the River
William Red Hill Sr., lived in Niagara Falls and was always drawn to the river and its treacherous rapids. He dedicated his life to saving those who felt the pull of those waters, and received the life-long title of ‘The Hero Of Niagara’. -------------------- Credits: The Great Canadian Historical Songbook Created and Written by Barbara Worthy Producers: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski The Band: Aaron Berger, Joe Lapinski, Laurel Minnes, Adrienne Smoke, Juliet Dunn, Danielle Marconi Narrator: Barbara Worthy The Music: Written by: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski Podcasts produced by:   Joe Lapinski Recorded at: WOW! Recording Studio & Creative Music Space With thanks to: Niagara Falls Cultural Development Fund   Niagara Falls History Museum Canada 150 Fund Niagara Historical Society and Museum
07:23
February 19, 2019
Episode 5: Don’t Speak – The Indian Act
The Indian Act reduced entire indigenous nations to servitude and loss of language, culture, and self-respect. Residential schools continued the shame. This song highlights the need for hope and a renewed cultural voice. -------------------- Credits: The Great Canadian Historical Songbook Created and Written by Barbara Worthy Producers: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski The Band: Aaron Berger, Joe Lapinski, Laurel Minnes, Adrienne Smoke, Juliet Dunn, Danielle Marconi Narrator: Barbara Worthy The Music: Written by: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski Podcasts produced by:   Joe Lapinski Recorded at: WOW! Recording Studio & Creative Music Space With thanks to: Niagara Falls Cultural Development Fund   Niagara Falls History Museum Canada 150 Fund Niagara Historical Society and Museum
06:45
February 19, 2019
Episode 4: Chloe Cooley – Slave for Sale
She owned her name, but nothing else. As a slave in 1793 she was someone’s property. But her story – and her name – became the impetus for John Graves Simcoe’s historic Act Against Slavery. -------------------- Credits: The Great Canadian Historical Songbook Created and Written by Barbara Worthy Producers: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski The Band: Aaron Berger, Joe Lapinski, Laurel Minnes, Adrienne Smoke, Juliet Dunn, Danielle Marconi Narrator: Barbara Worthy The Music: Written by: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski Podcasts produced by:   Joe Lapinski Recorded at: WOW! Recording Studio & Creative Music Space With thanks to: Niagara Falls Cultural Development Fund   Niagara Falls History Museum Canada 150 Fund Niagara Historical Society and Museum
06:31
February 19, 2019
Episode 3: Tesla – Man of Light
Nikola Tesla, engineer, inventor and futurist, changed our world with his breakthrough discoveries of electrical production, transmission, and generation. Yet he died in poverty, in a world forever indebted to him and his brilliance. -------------------- Credits: The Great Canadian Historical Songbook Created and Written by Barbara Worthy Producers: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski The Band: Aaron Berger, Joe Lapinski, Laurel Minnes, Adrienne Smoke, Juliet Dunn, Danielle Marconi Narrator: Barbara Worthy The Music: Written by: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski Podcasts produced by:   Joe Lapinski Recorded at: WOW! Recording Studio & Creative Music Space With thanks to: Niagara Falls Cultural Development Fund   Niagara Falls History Museum Canada 150 Fund Niagara Historical Society and Museum
07:56
February 19, 2019
Episode 2: Samuel Zimmerman – Train Baron
A truly brilliant man who helped create the railway network in Ontario that brought Canada steaming into the industrial age, but who died on his own railway tracks, due to poor construction as a result of political favours and handouts. -------------------- Credits: The Great Canadian Historical Songbook Created and Written by Barbara Worthy Producers: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski The Band: Aaron Berger, Joe Lapinski, Laurel Minnes, Adrienne Smoke, Juliet Dunn, Danielle Marconi Narrator: Barbara Worthy The Music: Written by: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski Podcasts produced by:   Joe Lapinski Recorded at: WOW! Recording Studio & Creative Music Space With thanks to: Niagara Falls Cultural Development Fund   Niagara Falls History Museum Canada 150 Fund Niagara Historical Society and Museum
07:33
February 19, 2019
Episode 1: Agnes and the Cowcatcher
The unbelievable but true story of how Lady Agnes MacDonald, the wife of Canada’s first Prime Minister John A. Macdonald, christened his CP railroad in 1886, by riding in the cowcatcher in front of the engine, from Banff to Vancouver, with her umbrella! -------------------- Credits: The Great Canadian Historical Songbook Created and Written by Barbara Worthy Producers: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski The Band: Aaron Berger, Joe Lapinski, Laurel Minnes, Adrienne Smoke, Juliet Dunn, Danielle Marconi Narrator: Barbara Worthy The Music: Written by: Barbara Worthy, Aaron Berger and Joe Lapinski Podcasts produced by:   Joe Lapinski Recorded at: WOW! Recording Studio & Creative Music Space With thanks to: Niagara Falls Cultural Development Fund   Niagara Falls History Museum Canada 150 Fund Niagara Historical Society and Museum
07:49
February 14, 2019
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