Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle
Featuring Lucila Al Mar & Cynthia Tauro
Monday May 15, 2017
no cover, PWYC event
Showcasing women in music from Ottawa and beyond each month performing in the round at Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank St. Hosted by Julie Corrigan Sponsored by CKCU 93.1 FM, Red Leaf Music, and Ottawa Gig Posters
Lucila Al Mar:
For listeners and observers of Lucila Al Mar’s musical expressions, it will not take long to understand that the life, career and artistry of this Ottawa-based songstress is oriented by courage. For Lucila Al Mar, the ability to create and express is inextricably connected to the ability to live and thrive. Within every song or live performance, she attempts, therefore, to lay bare the very substance of her life and spirit. It is no surprise, then, that Lucila’s musical sensibility is as layered and nuanced as the artist herself. With only the thick, rich texture of her voice and the direct, evocative melodic force of her guitar-playing, Lucila Al Mar is able to express the startling range of her humanity and the breadth of her personal influences.
Cynthia Tauro is the youngest in a musical family, playing the piano since the age of three. At the age of twelve, she sang “Over the Rainbow” with none other than Bernie Senensky on piano (broadcast by York University 105.5 FM). Classically trained at first, she began to specialize in jazz in high school, and then branched out to Latin Jazz in university. She has recently graduated from the Jazz Performance Program at Carleton University. Cynthia continues to study piano with Mark Ferguson in Ottawa. She also continues to work with Frank Falco in Toronto, where Robi Botos is among her earlier teachers and mentors. This past year, Cynthia was the lead pianist in the Carleton University Jazz Band and in the summer of 2014 she was the coordinator of the Carleton University Jazz Camp.
Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a soulful, country, roots, singer/songwriter hailing from the small town of Shawville Quebec. Her first full length album The Language, recorded in Ottawa at Little Bullhorn Studios with producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Howe Gelb) was #1 at CKCU for 2015.