Sean McCann of Great Big Sea fame rocks the Powerhouse Theatre stage Sunday night. In his intimate acoustic performance, in support of CMHA Vernon, McCann shared his story of abuse and recovery. “A secret can kill you. A song can save your life,” McCann said. (Parker Crook/Morning Star)

Great Big Sea fame tells his tale

Séan McCann rocked Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre March 4, plays Kelowna March 5

For Séan McCann, former founding member of Newfoundland’s famous party band Great Big Sea, music saved his life.

When he was 15-years-old, McCann was sexually assaulted by his priest. He avoided his truth by abusing drugs and alcohol.

It took nearly 35 years, but through a song written as a love letter to his mother, McCann found the courage to share his story.

Armed with his acoustic guitar, affectionately dubbed “Old Brown,” McCann, now alost seven years sober and a mental health advocate, shared his songs and story to a near-full crowd at Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre Sunday, March 4 in support of CMHA Vernon.

McCann is set to rock Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $45 through rotarycentreforthearts.com.


@VernonNews
entertainment@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Victim trapped in Enderby crash

Two occupants in truck rollover out Enderby-Mabel Lake Road

Suspect sought in suspected car theft

RCMP surrounded car behind Shops at Polson mall Monday afternoon, suspect fled on foot

Police with guns drawn in downtown Kelowna

RCMP close off part of Leon Avenue as they search for a man

Vernon cold case murder suspect bail hearing Tuesday

Paramjit Singh Bogarh will appear in Vernon Law Courts at 10 a.m. June 19

NDP executive steps down in North Okanagan Shuswap

in-house ‘spending scandal’ blamed for Saturday’s resignation decision

Canada won’t ‘play politics’ on U.S. migrant children policy

The U.S. government is under fire over its ”zero tolerance” policy

Local firefighters, B.C. Wildfire battling bush blaze east of Oliver

Oliver Fire spokesperson could not give estimate of fire’s size, said 30 local firefighters on scene

Late goal gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia

At the last World Cup in 2014, England couldn’t even win a game

Canadian military police officer pleads not guilty to sex assault

Sgt. Kevin MacIntyre, 48, entered his plea today at a court martial proceeding in Halifax

Vernon sani-dump closed this week

Construction closes Vernon station for a few days

Elvis lives again in Penticton

Elvis Festival back this weekend for 17th year

Gallery Odin sees a change of season as snow melts

More than 105 pieces from 22 artists on display for Gallery Odin’s 2018 Summer Exhibition and Sale

Tigers looking to lock up title

Face Flames tonight in Penticton

Cheers erupt as Federal Court judge approves historic gay purge settlement

Gay military veterans said they were interrogated, harassed and spied on because of their sexuality

Most Read