Inaugural Music Night on Parliament Hill an excellent display of Canadian talent
By Music Canada on Dec 13, 2011
Minister of Canadian Heritage James Moore hosted an intimate showcase of Canadian music at the National Arts Centre
in Ottawa on December 12th, featuring performances by the Jim Cuddy Band
and Marie-Eve Janvier & Jean-François Breau.
The event was the first ever Music Night on Parliament Hill, following in the tradition of Moore's Movie Nights, a series "unabashed acts of Canadian-cultural boosterism" that have "become marquee, must-attend occasions in Ottawa," as described by
the Toronto Star's Susan Delacourt.
The event, organized by Music Canada
, was well attended by a non-partisan crowd including Members of Parliament from various parties, Ambassador David Jacobson and his wife, as well as members of the media and representatives from Canada's recording industry.
Last minute guests were Prime Minister Harper and his wife Laureen Harper.
Pictured: Jim Cuddy, The Honourable James Moore, Marie-Eve Janvier, Jean-François Breau.
Pictured: Steve Kane, Deane Cameron, Randy Lennox, Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Pictured: Marie-Eve Janvier and Jean-François Breau
Pictured: The Jim Cuddy Band
Pictured: James Moore and Jim Cuddy
Pictured: Graham Henderson, Mrs. Julie Jacobson, Margo Timmins