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Handmade Music Makes Television Debut at Loyalist College

October 16, 2007

Handmade Music, a radio program that aired on CJLX and CJOJ in the early 1990s is about to embark on its television debut at Loyalist College. The third-year Television and New Media Production students, under the direction of Professors Kevin Donoghue and Ian Acton, will be producing four live shows at Alumni Hall starting on October 17th.

The show will be hosted by Joe Callahan along with co-producer Tim Campbell and will feature musicians from the Quinte area who will perform and be interviewed in front of a live audience. The show’s first guest will be Andy Forgie, who appeared on the radio show’s initial broadcast.

“Tim and I plan to have some fun making and presenting music to the Quinte region again,” said Joe Callahan. “We’re really happy that Andy can join us for the first television edition. He was a regular guest on the radio show and he always delivers a top quality performance.”

Handmade Music provides Quinte area professional and emerging musicians with an opportunity to gain access to the airwaves in a format that is laid back and enjoying the process of making music is paramount. The show focuses on live performances by accomplished singer-songwriters, usually accompanied with acoustic instruments, who share their ideas and approaches to music in interviews that are woven in between songs.  

Former guests have included the Whiteley Brothers, Jackson Delta, Max Woolaver, Tracy Morgan, Robert Ateyeo and many others. Each live show will include an open stage opportunity where musicians who would like to perform can sign up at the show.

Shows presented at Alumni Hall will cost $5.00 per person at the door and the proceeds will be contributed to a student crisis fund that will be administered by the College awards office.  

Musicians who are interested in appearing on the show can contact Joe Callahan at jcallaha@loyalistc.on.ca or 613-969-1913, ext. 2304.

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Media Contact:  Catherine Campbell, Loyalist College, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2485; e-mail:  ccampbell@loyalistc.on.ca

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