The Legacy Song Project: Atlantic Chapter
Approximate running time: 2 hours
3 Victoria Street
St. John's NL A1C 3V2
Featuring the profound stories of 8 Atlantic Canadians, The Legacy Song Project: Atlantic Chapter is an exploration of death, dying, grief, loss, and love, through the transformational lenses of documentary film and songwriting. Songwriter, Sarah McInnis, and filmmakers, Aly Kelly and Pat LePoidevin, teamed up to interview four individuals at end-of-life and four who have lost loved ones, representing all four Atlantic provinces. In this evocative short film and live musical performance, they capture stories about the universal experiences of loss and how songwriting can be used as a bridge to connect us with our loved ones, past and present. Featuring St. John's - based songwriter Valmy, and filmmaker and musician Pat LePoidevin.
About the Artist Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah McInnis, of Peterborough, Ontario, is a storyteller. Her songs come from having to travel to the raw, twisted centers of insecurity, vulnerability, shame, and grief, to hold them gently, illuminate, forgive, and thank them. With warm vocals and guitar in hand, Sarah has the ability to change the feeling in the room, giving listener's honest, true, and personal stories that remind them that they are not alone in the serious, silly, and serendipitous parts of life. With a special interest in death and dying, Sarah began The Legacy Song Project in April 2021, writing original songs for folks at the end-of-life and for folks who have lost loved ones. From her home in Port Williams, NS, she has had the privilege to write songs for people from across Canada and is thrilled to be able to share the Atlantic Chapter with St. John's.
The Legacy Song Project acknowledges the support of Arts Nova Scotia and the Canada Council for the Arts. #BringingTheArtsToLife.
Endorsed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association.
Watch the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BIc2zMAGPI