Whistle Bear Golf and Langdon Hall team up to offer a concert weekend that you don’t want to miss!
FOR RELEASE: MONDAY APRIL 2, 2012, 7:00 AM
GREAT BIG SEA
CONCERTS IN SUPPORT OF THE
CAMBRIDGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
FRIDAY JUNE 15, 2012
AN INTIMATE EVENT FEATURING
GREAT BIG SEA
THE ORCHARDS AT LANGDON HALL
SUNDAY JUNE 17, 2012
“ ROCKIN ’ THE BEAR ”
GREAT BIG SEA
WHISTLE BEAR GOLF CLUB
On June 15, 2012 Great Big Sea will play an exclusive fundraising concert in ‘The Orchards at Langdon Hall’ and on
June 17, 2012 they will be “Rockin’ the Bear” at Whistle Bear Golf Club both events in support of Cambridge
Memorial Hospital’s Capital Redevelopment Project.
“We are thrilled that Great Big Sea has agreed to come to Cambridge to play these concerts in support of our
Transformation CMH Campaign”, says David R. Fedy, chair of the Great Big Sea Concert Committee. The concert
Tickets on sale Thursday, April 5, 2012 @ 10am
Tickets $49.50 (plus service charges) All Ages/General Admission for Whistle Bear Show Only at
Ticketmaster Outlets or Cal 1-855-985-5000 to charge by phone.
www.Ticketmaster.cawill raise much need funds for our massive hospital redevelopment which includes a new 175,000 square foot wing
and the complete renovation of all remaining inpatient units – an additional 78,000 square feet.
“We are grateful to both Langdon Hall and Whistle Bear Golf Course for their very generous donations”, says Jennifer
White Executive Director of the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation. “Without their commitment and generous
support these two events would not be possible”.
Great Big Sea has its roots in St. John’s rowdy pubs, where co-founders Sean McCann and Bob Hallett met while
playing Newfoundland folk songs for boisterous crowds made up of hard-partying university students and off-duty
fishermen. In 1993, after meeting fellow socioholic and pub stalwart Alan Doyle they started Great Big Sea, in an
attempt to create a new approach to Newfoundland folk music, one that combined their original music with the
traditional sounds and instruments they had grown up with. In 2002 drummer Kris MacFarlane joined the band, and a
year later bass player Murray Foster came aboard.
While music fashions come and go, Great Big Sea has continued to build audiences across the continent. A hard
working approach to touring and performance, along with a genuine love for the music they perform, has kept the
band growing, despite being pretty much immune to musical fashions. Numerous side projects, from Doyle’s acting
and soundtrack work to McCann’s solo projects to Hallett’s writing keep them busy when they aren’t touring with the
band. While some groups might bristle at these distractions, for Great Big Sea it is just fuel to the fire that drives their
Don’t miss Great Big Sea in ‘The Orchards at Langdon Hall’ and at Whistle Bear Golf Course
Tickets for ‘Rockin’ the Bear’ go on sale Thursday, April 5th – 10AM on LIVENATION.
Tickets for the ‘Orchards at Langdon Hall’ are available only at the CMH Foundation519-740-4966.
Information on sponsorships for both events is available by contacting Jennifer White, Executive Director, CMHF.
Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation
700 Coronation Blvd.,
Cambridge, ON N1R 3G2
Fax: 519 740-4971