All proceeds from the Parham single, by The Gertrudes, will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association (cmha.ca
Parham, a quaint hamlet located an hour north of Kingston, Ontario where The Gertrudes reside, inspired the song of the same name and commemorates the devastation endured by the community on June 7th, 2020. A quiet day like any other when authorities responded to gunshots and fire resulting in the loss of two buildings, including the historic St. James Anglican Church, reducing it to rubble.
Watch the Parham animated music video, featuring an excerpt from the song here: youtube.com/watch?v=5nteYon55Yw
. The video was created by filmmaker Josh Lyon and illustrator Nancy Douglas who imagined the evocative images after a request by The Gertrudes had explained the concept for the song and its importance to support the residents of Parham, the first responders, social workers, and the many other people who suffered from this tragic event.
released May 28, 2021
Engineered/Mixed Jason Mercer (Neptune’s Machine, Wolfe Island, ON CANADA)
Additional Engineering and Mastered by Matt Rogalsky (Memory Device, Kingston, ON CANADA)
Additional Recordings by Andy Rush (Open Voices Community Choir, Kingston, ON CANADA)
Additional Recordings by Dylan Lodge (Lodge Music, Kingston, ON CANADA)
Also recorded at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts as part of the Imagine Creative Project (queensu.ca/theisabel/content/imagine-project-creation-isabel
Produced by The Gertrudes and Jason Mercer.
Author/Composer: Greg Tilson
Artwork: Nancy Douglas (instagram.com/gottagetnancy/?hl=en
Based on 19th Century Irish reel, Rakish Paddy by James Morrison
Musicians: Greg Tilson: acoustic guitar, vocals; Annie Clifford: violin, vocals; Matt Rogalsky: electric guitar, found recordings, percussion, Jason Erb: piano Pete Bowers: drums; Jason Mercer: bass, mellotron and found recordings;
Guest Musicians: Teilhard Frost: percussion, Georgette Fry: vocal arrangements and performance, Paul Saulnier: electric guitar, Anna Sudac: vocals, Christina Foster: vocals, Anna Robertson Ritter: vocals, Kingston Symphony members: Danielle Lennon: violin, Jeff Hamacher: cello, Julia McFarlane: viola, Lisa Draper: violin, vocal ensemble facilitated by Open Voices Community Choir Director, Andy Rush, community choir singers: Tammy Caldwell, Skot Caldwell, Frank Poce, Gord Chiddicks, Gord McDiarmid, Stew Wilson, Detlef Stein, Rosemary Euringer, Leslie Saunders, Kim Duca, Bruce Downey, Andrew Putnam, John Thomas, Tim Aylesworth, Sherry Aylesoworth, Moira Demorest, Kate Orgill, Kathy Lee, Jim Biagi, Alan Bronskill, and Val Hamilton.