Canadian pop, folk musician to perform at Marigold

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TRURO – Canadian pop and folk artist Valdy is stopping here on his tour this week.

Valdy will perform at the Marigold Cultural Centre on July 16.

Born in Ottawa as Valdemar Horsdal, Valdy is bringing his friend and fellow singer-songwriter Gary Fjellgaard with him to the Marigold Cultural Centre on July 16.

Valdy collaborated with Fjellgaard on one of his most recent albums – Contenders – with whom he has an “absolute blast” touring. Valdy has also recently released a solo release – Viva Valdy: Live at Last – a two-CD package (one live and one studio) with a total of 25 tunes and a lyric book.

For more than 30 years, Valdy has been a part of the music scene and has travelled from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, to Texas and New Zealand. He’s a singer, songwriter and guitarist catching the small but telling moments that make up life.

Many know Valdy for his ‘Play Me a Rock and Roll Song’ and has sold almost half a million copies of his 13 albums, and has two Juno Awards along with a total of seven Juno nominations and four Gold albums to his credit.

Along the way, Valdy has taken his music to a dozen different countries, from Denmark to Australia and been an often-invited performer at the prestigious Kerrville Festival in Texas. His recent television appearances include Canada AM and Open Mike with Mike Bullard. Valdy has also been a panelist on Front Page Challenge, and played a lead role in an episode of The Beachcombers original series.

He currently lives on Salt Spring Island with his wife Kathleen, three dogs and a large cat.

Organizations: Marigold Cultural Centre, Canada AM

Geographic location: Texas, Ottawa, Newfoundland Vancouver Island New Zealand Denmark Australia

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