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June 5, 2001
From Celtic to Irish Rock, Swing to Big Band - Mel Lastman Square hosts Big Music
TORONTO, ONTARIO - It is going to be a summer of "Big Music" at Mel
Lastman Square with infectious Irish Rock from the Mahones, world renowned
Peter Appleyard on his Vibraphone, The Spitfire Band and many more wonderful
musicians, all presented by Scotiabank.

Canada Day, Sunday, July 1, 7 to 10:30 p.m.
Mel Lastman Square's celebration kicks off with a Canadian Celtic Review
guaranteed to get you bopping, reeling and moving! Featuring singer songwriter
Aengus Finnan and his powerful vocals, Celtic band Scrûj MacDuhk and, rounding
out the musical evening, the distinct Irish Rock of Canada's award-winning
Mahones. Brilliant fireworks choreographed to music provides the grand finale
for this spectacular evening.

Sunday Serenades Sunday, July 8 to August 26, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
This series showcases a variety of music styles including Big Band, Swing,
Latin and Klezmer.

July 8 Stardust Big Band
Swinging Big Band tunes from the '30s & '40s

July 15 The Spitfire Band
This 19 piece band whisks you away to another era

July 22 Jay Douglas Band
R & B, Soul and Caribbean favourites

July 29 Toronto All-Star Big Band
A youthful tribute to the '30s & '40s

August 5 Starlight Orchestra
The best in Latin Ballroom Music

August 12 Jordan Klapman Orchestra
An evening of swing, jazz and Klezmer classics

August 19 Peter Appleyard & the Swing Fever Band
Jazz and big band favourites from this world renowned jazz percussionist

August 26 The Galaxy All-Star Orchestra
Directed by Eddie Graf and Ross Wooldridge with vocalists Matt Dusk and the
three sisters of swing, the Moonglows.

Admission to all concerts is FREE. Mel Lastman Square is located at 5100 Yonge
Street and is easily accessible by the TTC at the North York Centre subway

For more information call the Toronto Special Events Hotline at 416-395-7350 or
check out a/special_events.

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