The Mark MacMillan Band: A Ship’s Fundraiser
Mark MacMillan began his musical career in the early ‘80s when he joined Matt Minglewood’s band as lead guitar player. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Mark played with the Heartbeats, Laura Smith, and Prime Minister of the Blues Dutch Mason. Mark’s repertoire combines blues, country, soul and jazz to create an eclectic mix of cover songs and originals. His band features his drummer of twenty years, Troy White (Amherst), upright bass player Jill Chambers (Parrsboro), and special guest Zach Crawford (Halifax) on pedal steel and electric guitar.
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We are located in Awokun, Mi’kma’ki, also known as Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, which is on land that is in the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Mi’kmaq people. The Mi’kmaq people have been here on this land for over 11,000 years. In 1752 a treaty was signed between the British and the Mi’kmaq that detailed the sharing of the land and its resources. We know that the rights within this treaty have not been upheld. As descendants of settlers who colonized this land, it is important that we think about our relationship to the land, to Mi’kmaq culture and its people, and how we can make a future where we actually share the land and the resources it gives us. We need to think about how we can move forward to enact a future of respect and generosity. And we need to act immediately, with kindness and compassion. A major step in this process is educating ourselves. Ship’s Company Theatre is on a continuing journey of awareness and education. We encourage you to join us.
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