Nova Scotia Tour 2017

Concert Dates:

Saturday October 21st at 7:00 PM
Truro, NS

St Andrews United Church
55 King Street, Truro, NS, Canada, B2N 3K8

Early Bird $15/$20 at the door

Tel :  902 893-8396
Email:  officestandrews@eastlink.ca
St Andrews United Church Website

Saturday October 28th at 7:00 PM
Dartmouth, NS

Port Wallis United Church
$15 Early Bird/$20 at the door

Contact Claudia at 902 789-9886
Port Wallis United Church Website


Sunday October 22nd at 1:00 PM

Greenhill – Alma United Church
92 Alma Loop
Alma, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0K2A0

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Alberta Tour June 2017

Concert Dates:

Friday, June 2nd, 7.00 p.m.
Sherwood Park, AB
St. Thomas Anglican Church
4A Raven Drive
(780) 467-5730

St. Thomas Anglican Church Website

Saturday, June 3rd, 7:30 pm
Lloydminster, AB
Grace United Church
4708 50th Avenue
(780) 875-8959

Grace United Church Website

Sunday, June 4th, 10.00 am WORSHIP
Lloydminster, AB
Grace United Church
4708 50th Avenue
(780) 875-8959

Tuesday, June 6th, 7:00 pm
Stettler, AB (In support of a refugee program in Stettler)
Stettler United Church
4820 – 51 Street.
(403) 742-3387

Stettler United Church Website

Wednesday, June 7th, 7:00 pm
Lethbridge, AB
McKillop United Church
2329 15th Avenue South
(403) 328-2730

McKillop United Church Website

Friday, June 9th, 7:00 pm
Medicine Hat, AB
Westminster United Church
101 6th Street SE
(403) 526-5247

Westminster United Church Website

Saturday, June 10th, 7:00 pm
Calgary, AB
Wild Rose United Church
1317 1st Street NW
(403) 277-5576

Wild Rose United Church Website

Sunday, June 11th, 10 am WORSHIP
Calgary, AB
Wild Rose United Church
1317 1st Street NW
(403) 277-5576


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Ontario Tour Autumn 2016

Concert Dates:

Sunday, October 30, 2.00 p.m.
Seaforth, ON
St. Thomas Anglican Church
21 Jarvis Street
(519) 527-1522

St. Thomas Anglican Church Website

Tuesday, November 1st, 7.00 p.m.
Meaford ON
Christ Church Anglican
34 Boucher Street East
(519) 538-1330

Christ Church Anglican Website

Friday, November 4th, 9.05 and 10.30 a.m.
Oakville, ON
Appleby College,
540 Lakeshore West
(905) 845-4681

Appleby College Website

Saturday, November 5, 7.00 p.m.
Guelph, ON
Three Willows United Church
577 Willow Road
(529) 822-7690

Three Willows United Church Website
Three Willows United Facebook Page

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RIP K. Ian Macdonald

Kenneth Ian Macdonald
March 28th, 1945 – March 6th, 2016

Memorial Service Friday June 24th at 2 PM.
Augustine United Church, Winnipeg, Canada.

Download Songbook from Ian’s Memorial Service
Download Bulletin from Ian’s June 24th Memorial Service at Augustine

Ian Macdonald, author, songwriter and founding member of The Common Cup Company died on the evening of Sunday March 6th.  He was surrounded by his loving family, who “sang him off to sleep”. A memorial page to Ian is being put together on this website and can be viewed here.  The official obituary follows:

Kenneth Ian Macdonald—husband, father, brother, friend—lived his faith from the heart. Ian was born to Donald Bruce and Nancy Macdonald in Saskatoon on the earliest date in history that the ice broke up on the South Saskatchewan. He shared life with imaginary friend Spalder until brother Jim and sister Cathy arrived to provide real company. As a p.k., he lived his life in several cities across the country.

From his first ministry in Winnipeg onward, Ian saw the Church not as a building but as community for peace, social justice and love. An ordained minister, he retired from South Burnaby United Church in 2011; previously he had served in Winnipeg and Cartwright, Manitoba and across the country as part of the Common Cup Company.

Ian’s love of melody, words, God and people, along with his soaring imagination, lead him to a life of creativity, compassion and community. He embraced laughter as a way of revealing and embodying the deep truths of the heart and soul. He was a source of wisdom and fountain of silliness.

There is a Celtic tradition that creation is simply God’s laughter. When we laugh we move closer to God. Ian lived that truth.

In 2012, diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, Ian wrote of his struggles with its effects: “Since the disease affects the ‘executive functions of the brain, I have difficulty making decisions. My family is afraid to leave me alone for any length of time for fear of decisions I might make.” But he went on, “I am learning to trust that every moment is a blessing, even these moments. Love abides. I confess to you my fears about the way ahead but know these must be faced. I believe that there is still more life to bear and appreciate, more love to share and to speak.”

Ian passed away on March 6th 2016 surrounded by Heather, sons, Jamie, Rory and Derek, and lilting song. He lived and loved well, and was much loved in return. In God’s good grace, love offers no farewells.

A memorial service has been held at South Burnaby United Church and another celebration of Ian’s life will be held in Winnipeg at Augustine United Church on Friday June 24th at 2 PM.

In lieu of flowers, should you wish to recognize Ian’s life, please do what you can share your gift of time or money to bring peace and justice to our world.



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Ontario Tour June 2015

CCC Toronto June 2015

To celebrate the release of their long-awaited 2 CD live collection, The Common Cup Company are performing concerts in Ontario this June.

Confirmed dates include Toronto (Friday June 12th), and Meaford (Thursday June 11th), with more shows expected to be announced soon.

The Common Cup Company Live Volumes 1 & 2 will be available for sale at these concerts, and within a few weeks of the release both albums will also be available for purchase through this website, as well as online retailers CD Baby, and iTunes.

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