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Tuesday, January 28, 2025 at 7:30 PM PST

× TDAC's Performing Arts Trail Series presents

Sechile Sedare

Tuesday, January 28th 2025 at 7:30 pm at The Bailey Theatre

Single tickets are $30. Under 30 years is $10

6-show pass $168 or Pick Your Own season by becoming a Patron Member for $25 and get 20% off Trail Arts Council presentations and other benefits. Renew or buy a Membership between May 1st and May 17th, then Patron Members have presale access to our Performing Arts Trail Series from May 20th to May 31st. Public Sale of Series starts June 1st.

2 x 45 minute sets with 20 minute intermisson.

All tickets available online, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.

The Trail & District Arts Council presents contemporary roots duo Sechile Sedare, a perfect pairing of JUNO award-winning Leela Gilday and Jay Gilday, on Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30 pm. Part of the Performing Arts Trail series in The Bailey Theatre.

Sechile Sedare (seh-chee-leh’ ‘seh-dahr-eh’) means ‘my younger brother, my older sister’ in the Dene language. And these sibling songwriters hit notes of nostalgia, hope, and humour in songs about their family history, connection to the land and water, and the twists and turns of fate.

This musical collaboration sees Jay and Leela co-write and co-create new repertoire together, harnessing their talents as deeply insightful and genuine storytellers. Their voices blend in perfect harmony, in songs created during lockdown in 2021 and during a residency at the Banff Centre.

Jay Gilday is a vagabond turned mailman, who has searched for himself in the depths of Folk, blues, traditional, rock and most recently soul music. As a half Dene, half Canadian-Irish man who travelled the roads of Canada in his youth, he weaves work, family, and performance into song. Jay performs with a powerful voice and heavy hitting guitar, finger-style or flat-picked, your choice! Learn more about Jay here:

Leela Gilday was born and raised in the Northwest Territories, and she writes about the people and the land that created her. The power in her voice conveys the depth of her feelings of love and life in a rugged environment and vibrant culture, as if it comes straight from that earth. Leela’s family is from Délįne on the shore of Great Bear Lake and her rich vocals dance across the rhythmic beats of traditional Dene drumming and bass line. Visit Leela Gilday's website:

Leela Gilday - Awards & Accolades 2021 JUNO Award ** Indigenous Artist of the Year 2021 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Award ** Social Voice 2021 Canadian Folk Music Award Winner ** Indigenous Songwriter of the Year (North Star Calling)

Listen to some of Sechile Sedare's music:

Photos by Olya Shendrik

This performance is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors Teck Trail Operations, and Tourism South Kootenay and our funders the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.

All shows in the 2024/2025 Performing Arts Trail series this season:

Social Tango - Wed., Oct. 30 at 7:30 pm Founded and based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Social Tango invites you to a beautiful immersive evening of dance, music, projections, and documentary film. Ten dancers bring this love story to life with the rhythm of their steps, accompanied by four musicians and a singer who reproduce the traditional melodies of the milonga.

Bear Grease - Fri., Nov. 15 at 7:30 pm LightningCloud bring you Bear Grease, a fun Indigenous twist on the beloved musical, Grease. An electrifying experience that celebrates Indigenous cultures through fashion, humour, and music. Bear Grease is a one-of-a-kind adventure that is fun for the whole family.

Ô-Celli - Sat., Nov. 30 at 7:30 pm Ô-Celli is a magnificently unique Belgian cello ensemble whose concerts travel through time and beyond stylistic boundaries. These eight classically trained musicians, reinvigorate classical music to enchant the audience through a repertoire of both original and arranged pieces, from Tchaikovsky to Strauss, via Piazzolla and Nino Rota.

Sechile Sedare - Tues., Jan. 28 at 7:30 pm Sechile Sedare (seh-chee-leh’ ‘seh-dahr-eh’) means ‘my younger brother, my older sister’ in the Dene language. This contemporary roots duo of sibling songwriters, Leela Gilday and Jay Gilday, hits notes of nostalgia, hope, humour in songs about their family history, connection to the land and water, and the twists and turns of fate.

Barka by Girovago with Original Music by Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra - Tues., Feb. 25 at 7:30 pm A celebration of life where Afro-Colombian percussion, Balkan melodies, dance, and circus merrily intertwine in a show filled with delirious energy, sound, and visual richness. BARKA uses the boat as a metaphor for humanity in search of going faster, higher, further, without consideration for the problems in a dancing circus filled with hope.

The Knitting Pilgrim April - Tues., Apr. 15 at 7:30 pm A multidisciplinary one-man show that combines personal storytelling, image projection, and three huge, knitted panels that look like stained glass windows. Following Kirk Dunn’s fifteen-year artistic and spiritual journey the play explores why people struggle to get along, the meaning of art, and the power of love to overcome major obstacles (and minor mishaps) through hand-knitting.


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

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