Musician shares message

A man with a message, Leon Rosselson performs his thought-provoking songs at St. Andrew’s United Church.

A man with a message, Leon Rosselson performs his thought-provoking songs at St. Andrew’s United Church.

The British singer-songwriter has been writing and performing topical, provocative and satirical songs for more than 50 years.

His career began as a member of the Galliards and continued with more serious, and at times humourous, writings in the early 1960s.

Last year, he released The Last Chance: Eight Songs on Israel-Palestine, a collection that reflects on his experiences and concerns as a secular Jew faced with one of the critical issues of our times, the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Rosselson performs at the church Wednesday (July 20) at 7 p.m.  Tickets $12; $10/low income. Please call 250-245-9525.

He also performs at the Roxy on Gabriola tonight (July 19) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Please call 250-247-7476 or e-mail bob@bossin.com to reserve a seat.

The concert will also feature selections from two art projects coordinated by B.C.-based artist Elizabeth Shefrin on the Israeli-Palestinian peace, with contributions from people worldwide, and a collection of fabric self-portraits and messages created by Palestinian women and children from Bethlehem.

The concert is organized by Mid-Islanders for Justice and Peace in the Middle East. For more information, please e-mail info@midislanders.com.