Australian musician brings folk music to Iqaluit
David MacDonald Ross will play with local Marion Lewis at Inuksuk High School Oct. 6
More live music is in store for people in Iqaluit: Australian musician David Ross MacDonald will perform Oct. 6 at Inuksuk High School.
Ross MacDonald plays drums in the Australian folk band The Waifs, but sometimes tours as a solo artist.
But the singer-songwriter will travel alone to Iqaluit to play a style that’s been described as “a collaboration between Nick Drake and a mid-1970’s Bruce Cockburn.”
Ross MacDonald’s finger-style guitar playing accompanies his singing.
“I’m excited to go to a part of the world that is unlike any part of Australia,” he said.
On his wish list, a change to “go out and about” around Iqaluit before and taste Arctic char before he continues his tour in Ontario
Born into a musical family, Ross MacDonald returned to his musical roots after spending time working as a geologist.
That’s another reason coming to Iqaluit excites Ross MacDonald: he can check out the landscape.
He’ll play his acoustic folk guitar songs on a 75-year-old guitar to “tell stories and share music.”
The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
Local pianist and children’s book author Marion Lewis will open the show.
Throat-singing three-year olds at the Tumikuluit child care centre children will also perform.
For adults, tickets – available at Arctic Ventures—are $25 at the door, $15 for youth.
Elders and kids under 12 can see the show, offered by Alianait, for free.