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Dave Gunning

March 24 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm


Underdogs and unlikely heroes, family and the trials of the heart: Dave Gunning has been deftly mining these timeless topics for two decades. One of Canada’s most respected singer-songwriters, the Nova Scotian has multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and eight East Coast Music Awards to his name. Known for his intimate and enchanting live shows, NAC Presents is thrilled to welcome Dave Gunning on the heels of his 12th studio recording, “Up Against The Sky” (2019).

Dave Gunning “Lift” # 1 Canadian & International Album and Song ‘Sing It Louder’ US Folk DJ Charts –

“Truly, what makes Gunning so remarkable as an entertainer is his rare gift to be able to befriend the audience as a whole from the stage throughout the course of the concert. And, indeed, you do feel as though he’s as good of a friend as any after a night of songs, stories and lighthearted laughs.” – The Guardian

“… one of the rising stars in Canadian folk music.” –

“Gunning is the next big thing in the True North of Song, an artist as compelling, as assured and attentive to every nuance of the writing process, as Lightfoot, Cockburn and Stan Rogers before him.”Toronto Star

 “A gifted and prolific writer, he is also a delightful entertainer with a gentle humility and a charming wit, someone who can hold an audience in the palm of his hands.” – The Cape Breton Post


March 24
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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National Arts Centre, Azrieli Studio
1 Elgin
Ottawa, K1P 5W1
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613 947-7000