With the 2019 JUNO Awards coming up in London, ON in March, organizers are starting to announce details and events for the enormously fun JUNO Week; starting with the ever-popular JUNO Songwriters’ Circle.
Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle has been announced as the host for the 2019 JUNO Songwriter’s Circle. Known as the “Jewel of JUNO Week,” the intimate showcase is presented by SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) in association with the Canadian Music Publishers Association, and celebrates the powerful role that songwriting plays in our country’s powerful music culture. Previous performers in recent years have included Chantal Kreviazuk, Daniel Caesar, Iskwé, Jim Cuddy, Ruth B., and Scott Helman.
The 2019 Songwriter’s Circle will take place on March 17 at 12 p.m. at London’s Centennial Hall; and will be broadcast live on CBC Radio One, CBC Music and be available to live stream via CBCMusic.ca/junos. Proceeds from the event will benefit MusiCounts, who believe that all children and youth should have access to music programs through their schools and communities.
Tickets for the event go on sale January 9, at 10 a.m. ET through www.centennialhall.london.ca, by phone at 519-672-1967, 519-672-1968 or toll-free 1-888-999-8980 or in person at the Centennial Hall Box Office 550 Wellington St. London, ON and are available starting at $49.50 (plus taxes and service fees).
Born and raised with thoughts and aspirations of becoming a famous bassist in Sarnia, ON; Emily Plunkett now lives in Gatineau, QC, and considers National Capital Region home sweet home. A product of the Beatles, MuchMusic and the Southwestern Ontario summer festival circuit (circa 2000), her interest and love in concert photography came almost completely by accident when her journalism program at Algonquin College required courses in photojournalism (and she quickly realized that photos taken at concerts using a DSLR are enormously better than ones she was taking on a point-and-shoot she bought for a trip to England). She is extremely proud of the fact she has seen Sloan in some form or another 25 times.