The Power of Song


The Power of Song, Rallying for Ron takes place tonight at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax at 7:30pm.

The concert will celebrate the man and the music of well-known and much-loved Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Hynes, who has recently been diagnosed and begun treatment for throat cancer. Under the guidance of producer Troy Greencorn (Stanfest) and hosted by actress - comedienne Cathy Jones (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), The Power of Song, Rallying For Ron will feature a who’s who of Nova Scotia-based artists including Bruce Guthro, Charlie A’Court, Cory Tetford, Dave Gunning, JP Cormier, Laura Smith, Lennie Gallant, Rhapsody Quintet and Stephen Fearing, all backed by a house band featuring pianist Kim Dunn, drummer/percussionist Keith Mullins and bassist Allie Bennett. The evening will also include a recitation by PEI broadcaster/poet Eric MacEwen, and a reading by NL author Donna Morrissey.

Ron Hynes’ career as a singer-songwriter spans 40 years. The recipient of the Socan National Achievement Award in 2008, he’s also a six-time East Coast Music Award winner, a Genie award winner, earned a host of awards from MusicNL and has taken home both the Artist of the Year and Arts Achievement awards from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Since the start of his career on the coffeehouse circuit in the 70’s, Ron Hynes has brought songs of humour and courage, loss and love, to devoted audiences across Canada and beyond. Best known for his folk classic Sonny’s Dream, haunting chronicle Atlantic Blue, heart-wrenching requiem Godspeed, his signature The Man of a Thousand Songs  and a string of radio hits including Cryer’s Paradise, No Kathleen, Roy Orbison Came On, Get Back Change and more, Ron’s songs have been covered by dozens of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Mary Black, Christy Moore, Denny Doherty, Hayley Westenra, The Trews, The Cottars, Kim Stockwood and many more. 

This is one of several events being mounted across the country in tribute to and in support of “the man of a thousand songs”, including St. John’s, NL (Sept. 30 at Delta St. John’s Hotel Ballroom) and Toronto, ON (Oct. 13 at Hugh’s Room).

The Power of Song, Rallying For Ron
Wednesday Sept. 26th, 7.30pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax.
Tickets: 902-494-3820, toll free at 1-800-874-1669 and on line at www.artscentre.dal.ca

For more information visit: www.hynesite.org