Words & Music: Celebrate Canada's First UNESCO City of Music

February 27, 2024 at 7:30pm

The London Music Office and the Words Festival are pleased to host "Words & Music," a celebration of Canada's first UNESCO City of Music, featuring live performances by The Pairs, Wolf Saga, Jordan MacDonald, and Fiker. Our special guest host for the evening will be Morgan James from Pure Country Radio.

Words & Music: Celebrate Canada's First UNESCO City of Music
Featuring: The Pairs, Wolf Saga, Jordan MacDonald (Texas King), and Fiker
Host: Morgan James (Pure Country Radio)

Where: The Wolf Performance Hall (London Public Library)
When: Tuesday, 27 February, 7:30PM

Words & Music is free and open to the community with registration!

In November of 2021, London stepped onto the international stage as Canada’s first UNESCO City of Music. Now #LdnOnt artists take the spotlight as London hosts the UNESCO Cities of Music meetings. Come hear the stories behind the songs as the London Music Office teams up with the Words Festival to host a celebration of words and music.

Music can convey the deepest of emotions. When paired with lyrics, a well-crafted song can take on an entirely new feeling and dimension. Join us at the Wolf Performance Hall as we focus our attention on the art of the songwriter during this multi-segment event we call, Words & Music.

Over the course of the evening, our feature singer-songwriters will speak candidly about the art of songwriting through their personal experience and insight. We will begin with a discussion featuring 4 local songwriters who will explore how they transform thoughts, feelings, and ideas into lyrics and music. Our panel of artists will then pick up their instruments and perform intimate, scaled down renditions of their music, explaining how they wrote their songs and the meaning behind their lyrics.

London is a member of the largest cultural network on the planet and one of 75 UNESCO Creative Cities of Music. Music brings community together and through this designation, London is using music to drive positive change in our community.

Words & Music is sponsored by the Words Festival, the London Music Office, Tourism London, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, and the Wolf Hall.

Register to join us at Wolf Performance Hall free

Authors & Presenters

The Pairs

Renée Coughlin, Noelle Frances Coughlin, and Hillary Watson are the three distinct lead singers/songwriters of The Pairs.

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fiker is a singer/songwriter, and musician.

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Jordan Macdonald

Jordan MacDonald is the front man of local London band Texas King.

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Wolf Saga

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Morgan James

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