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Leela Gilday in concert with Ila Barker

By Alan Greyeyes | March 29, 2022

Tags: Ila Barker | Leela Gilday

We're excited to get back to in-person programming in April!

Our first concert of the year features JUNO Award winning folk/roots artist Leela Gilday at the Good Will Social Club on Wednesday, April 27. The music will begin at 8:00 pm and Gilday will be supported by local singer/songwriter Ila Barker.

Leela Gilday w/ Ila Barker
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Doors 7:00 pm, Music 8:00 pm
Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Avenue
Tickets $20
18+, Photo ID required
Proof of vaccination required
Masks encouraged

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"Even though the public health orders have changed in Manitoba, we want to keep our audiences, team members, and performers as safe as possible," explains Alan Greyeyes, Festival Director for the sākihiwē festival. "The Good Will Social Club is an understanding partner and we simply encourage ticket holders to arrive early so they can show their vaccination cards and settle in for a wonderful night of live music."

About Leela Gilday
If you’re from the North, Leela Gilday’s music is home. If you’ve never been, it will take you there. Born and raised in the Northwest Territories, she writes about the people and the land that created her. The power in her voice conveys the depth of her feelings of love and life in a rugged environment and vibrant culture, as if it comes straight from that earth. Gilday’s family is from Délįne on the shore of Great Bear Lake and her rich vocals dance across the rhythmic beats of traditional Dene drumming as smoothly as a bass line onstage the largest venues in the country. And she has played them all.

About Ila Barker
With soul and voice as smooth as warm honey, singer songwriter Ila Barker captures audiences with her sweet melodies and dynamic presence. Barker is of mixed Anishinaabe and settler heritage with roots running deep in the Manitoban prairies, seasoning her craft with rich history and powerful textures. Coming from a long line of storytellers, she fuses authentic and timeless notes creating moments of serenity and blissful escape.

Aboriginal Music Manitoba (AMM) acknowledges the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Winnipeg Arts Council for their financial support of the sākihiwē festival's outreach programming.