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'No ordinary day' as Great Big Sea member to perform in Orillia

'The Shantyman Sings for the Saint': Sean McCann will be performing on St. Patrick's Day at Orillia Opera House
2022-03-02 Sean McCann
Séan McCann will be performing at the Orillia Opera House.

Séan McCann of Great Big Sea shares a Shamrock salute to Irish Songwriters at the iconic Orillia Opera House this March.

Séan McCann, the Shantyman, is an accomplished musician and advocate, dedicated to spreading the joy of Irish music and the healing power of tunes. His remarkable career, spanning over three decades, has left an ineradicable mark on Canadian music.

Get ready for a night of Irish fun, toe-tapping music, and heartfelt singing as Séan McCann, the iconic Shantyman and co-founder of the legendary Canadian band Great Big Sea, takes centre stage for "The Shantyman Sings for the Saint." This concert, a Shamrock Salute to Irish Songwriters, celebrating Ireland’s rich musical tradition, promises to take an unforgettable musical journey through Séan’s well-established career.

Séan McCann is not only a thirteen-time Juno Award nominee but also an Order of Canada recipient for his tireless advocacy for individuals facing addiction. Hailing from the shores of Newfoundland, Séan was steeped in traditional Irish music and its influence can be heard throughout the multitude of recordings he has released over his 35-year career.

Experience the healing power of music as Séan invites you to join him in a singalong extravaganza during his third annual celebration of Irish song. Music is the ultimate medicine, and there's no better way to embrace the spirit of Irish melodies than to sing along with a friend. Séan's performance promises to transport you to the heart of Ireland, where every note tells a story, and every song resonates with the soul.

Skip the hangover this year and immerse yourself in an evening filled with timeless tunes, heartfelt lyrics, and the infectious energy of Séan McCann. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to the magic of Irish music, "The Shantyman Sings for the Saint" guarantees a memorable night of camaraderie and musical celebration.

Séan McCann “The Santyman Sings For The Saint” on March 17 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online, or by calling the box office at 705-326-8011.