The Gift - The Words and Music of Ian Tyson - CFCR Fundraiser

Jul 20, 2023

The Gift: The Words & Music of Ian Tyson - a fundraiser for Saskatoon's Community Radio Station, CFCR 90.5FM. 

Friday, September 22nd, 2023
The Roxy Theatre 
320 20th St W, Saskatoon, SK
General Admission Seating
Doors at 6:30 pm, Show at 7:30 pm

Tickets are $35 plus GST/PST/fees and are available via:

- pickup at CFCR Headquarters (267 3rd Avenue South, 3rd Floor, Stair Access Only) from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, excluding holidays. Please call 306-664-6678 when you arrive to be buzzed in. 

- online by clicking HERE (online sales are subject to a service fee plus tax)

The end of 2022 marked the passing of Ian Tyson, one of the finest songwriters of the twentieth century.

Tyson’s was a run that touched on six decades and his canon is one that is critically respected for the vastness of its subject nature along with its sheer musicality that drew on so many styles and influences.

Five long-time members of his musical ensembles continue to come together as The New Chinook Arch Riders with the mission of keeping his remarkable songbook alive under the banner of The Gift: The Words & Music of Ian Tyson.

This riveting show comes to Saskatoon’s Roxy Theatre Friday, September 22, 2023, under the direction of pianist and singer Stewart MacDougall. The Gift visits all the chapters of Tyson’s career, from his folk-singing and country rock days with Sylvia Tyson, through his hardcore honky-tonk years, and on to the substantial “cowboy culture” catalogue that produced great recordings like Old Corrals & Sagebrush, Cowboyography, Lost Herd and Live at Longview.

The Gift comes to Saskatoon’s Roxy Theatre having just come off a number of sold-out theatre and cabaret dates across Alberta. The Gift has also been called “a must-see show for all fans of Ian Tyson”, by respected CKUA broadcaster Allison Brock who hosts the popular Wide Cut Country show on Canada’s oldest public broadcasting network. 

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