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Common Cup touring plans – 2024! – See You in Nova Scotia

Common Cup On Tour

We have two concerts in Nova Scotia in May 2024. Join us in Tatamagouche on May 13
and Pictou on May 14

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Our Story

“God bless … the path you are to follow, the people you will meet…”

Music brought us together, Faith fed and nurtured us, we became companions on a life-long journey. The word companion expresses the connectedness between those are led into each other’s presence and the moments that offer nurture along the way.

Since the late 1970’s, making and sharing music and faith has fed us and sustained us and challenged us—and we have met and been blessed by many people across this vast earth.

We came together as individuals, bringing individual gifts, talents, abilities—and became more than the sum of our parts. We began when Ian Macdonald and Jim Uhrich joined Gordon Light in neighbouring congregations in downtown Winnipeg. We grew when Bob Wallace was welcomed into the circle.

But we were not yet a group. We officially formed Common Cup when we discovered that our vocations would lead us apart. We wanted to keep making music together—and not cease our connections. So, we became The Common Cup Company, and, in ensuing years, welcomed Richard Betts and Scott McDonald to our company, mourned the death of Jim Uhrich, acquired talented Lloyd MacLean, and sorrowed in the death of Ian Macdonald.

Our path has taken us from Nashville to Whitehorse, from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland – coast to coast to coast and beyond! In 2018 we made music on a tour through western Australia…and who knows where beyond that!

“God bless the river of your soul, flowing from Love’s own deep sources; Go, be broken, go, be whole! God bless the river of your soul.”

from “Earth Beneath Your Feet” by Ian Macdonald

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