The Deep Roots Music Festival is pleased to announce that regular three-day and four-day passes, as well as tickets to our evening main stage shows, including the Thursday Night opening concert and film with Catherine MacLellan, are now available through Ticketpro.ca, Ticketpro Outlets and by calling 1-888-311-9090.
Opening Night Film & Performance: The Horton Performance Centre, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Song and The Sorrow, NFB film7:00 pm (42 min)
Catherine MacLellan (duo performance), 8:00pm
Musician Catherine MacLellan, the daughter of Canadian singer/songwriting legend Gene MacLellan, grew up surrounded by her father’s music. He committed suicide when she was 14. Two decades after his loss, Catherine is finally ready to confront the hurtful mystery of her absent parent and embrace his musical legacy.
The Song and the Sorrow, directed by Millefiore Clarkes, follows Catherine as she journeys to understand her father and face her own struggles with mental illness. Through archival footage and intimate interviews with friends, family members, and musicians who knew and played with Gene – including Anne Murray, Lennie Gallant, and the late Ron Hynes – the film reveals a troubled and loving man who was never at ease with fame or money.
Catherine is determined to lift the oppressive burden of silence that accompanies the stigma of mental illness and hopes that others can take strength and solace from her story.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.