Another collaboration between SNB and Ventus Machina — celebrating the release of VM’s second full-length album and ten years of Ventus Machina!

March 4, 2021, 7:30pm
Charlotte Street Arts Centre Fredericton

March 6, 2021, 7:30pm
Community Peace Centre Moncton

March 7, 2021, 2pm
Saint John Arts Centre

Program Notes
Our new album ‘Roots’ features some of our favourite arrangement that represent both our musical heritage and current musical influences. The track list includes eleven arrangements by Ventus Machina’s clarinetist James Kalyn, among them Canadian folk hits by Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchel and Gordon Lightfoot, upbeat tunes by local bluegrass legend Ray Legere, and traditional songs.
‘Roots’ by Ventus Machina // coming Feb 12, 2021
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“Roots” Album Launch Tour


Suite from West Side Story                                                  Leonard Bernstein (1918-90)

Arr. Richard Price

  1. I Feel Pretty/Tonight
  2. Maria
  3. America


Our Roots Medley                                                                 Setting by James Kalyn

Goldberg “Variegations” (Jon Fisher, BC)                      J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Koppången (Karin Aurell, Sweden)                                   Per-Erik Moraeus (b. 1950)

Edmund Fitzgerald (James Kalyn, ON)                            Gordon Lightfoot (b. 1938)

How Great Thou Art (Christie Goodwin, AB)                    Carl Boberg (1859-1940)

Les Raftsmen (Patrick Bolduc, QC)                                  Traditional


Blackbird Fantasy Scherzo                                                  Melody by Paul McCartney

Setting by James Kalyn


Celtic Suite                                                                            Andrew Creeggan (b. 1971)

  1. The Whisting Farmer (Jig)
  2. Blue Mountain Waltz
  3. Trip to Windsor (Reel)


Bird on the Wire                                                                    Leonard Cohen (1934-2016)

Setting by James Kalyn