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Published on September 27th, 2017 | by Alan Cross

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Here’s a Quick Review of the 2017 Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

An incredible amount of Canadian music history gathered together earlier this week for the annual Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Geeks&Beats writer Gabrielle Bossy filed this report.

On Saturday evening, Bruce Cockburn, Beau Dommage, Stephen Venne and Neil Young were all inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame after a five-year hiatus. With stunning musical performances and a truly wide array of musicians, the evening was definitely one to remember. Read on for the 411 on this year’s induction ceremony.

An audience of over 2000 people crowded into historic Massey Hall in downtown Toronto on Saturday night.  They were there to watch four amazing Canadian songwriters be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. After a five-year hiatus, this ceremony was revived with new life and impressive inductees – both English and Francophone.

Stephen Venne, Bruce Cockburn, Beau Dommage and the one and only Neil Young all attended the evening to celebrate. The evening was full of highs (and admittedly, a few lows) with moving inductions, chilling music and more.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker.

In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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