Monthly Archives: July 2014

Anna Atkinson: Musician, Songwriter


Anna Atkinson, Interview, podcast, moonitureAnna Atkinson is a multi-intrumentalist, singer and songwriter.

She is most frequently heard playing violin, viola and accordion.

In 2008 she graduated from the University of Victoria, after studying with the department of music.

As well as writing and performing, Anna has appeared in several productions at the Stratford Festival including “Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris,” “The Pirates of Penzance” and “Fiddler On The Roof.” She was also a contributing composer on “The Grapes of Wrath.”

Currently Anna can be seen performing as part of the Musical Brunches at Rundles concert series. Rundles is one of Stratford’s finest restaurants. The intimate concerts run every Saturday and Sunday until August 24.

Anna Atkinson, stratford summer music festival, mooniture, stratford

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In June 2011, Atkinson released Mooniture, her critically acclaimed debut CD recorded with producer Brent Bodrug. It was featured on the Toronto Star’s Anti-Hit List, and continues to receive frequent play on CBC radio.

Click on CD image to sample Anna’s CD on iTunes

Anna grew up in a musical family. Her father is a self-taught banjo and guitarist. He is one of the founding members of the Folk Music Society in Windsor, On.

Show Notes
Contact Rundles for reservations to Anna’s musical Brunch
Purchase “Mooniture” directly from Anna
Windsor Folk Music & Arts Society
The Stratford Festival

Peter Colley: Playwright


Peter Colley, "I'll be back before midnight", Playwight, interviewPeter wrote the play “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” Canada’s most widely produced play that has grossed over 40 million world wide. He was nominated for the 2000 Humanitas Prize for screenwriting and was a semi-finalist for the 2006 and 2007 Eugene O’Neill playwriting awards.

We discuss Peter’s journey from the U.K. to London, Ontario, that led to his first box office hit “The Donnellys” at The Grand Theatre in London. Peter talks candidly about the dark days after his first hit and the odd jobs that drove him to write an even bigger box office hit “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight”.

Pontefract playhouse, firth, peter colleyTheatre is in Peter’s blood, he shares the story of his grandfather who owned the Pontefract theatre, in England, which dates back to the 1770’s. Peter recalls the period in time when variety acts would perform between films.


Show Notes
Peter Colley’s website
Drayton Entertainment
Pontefract Playhouse
Jeff Culbert Playwright/Director/Actor