If you grew up in Canada during the ’80s and ’90s, then you are most likely familiar with the music of Spirit of the West, a B.C. band that infuses Scottish heritage into its songs in a way no other group had done before. Led by singer John Mann, songs like Home for a Rest secured the band on the local bar’s playlist, and in the hearts of every Canadian.
There’s a moment that is indeed unforgettable in Spirit Unforgettable — the Hot Docs documentary about the final tour of the band Spirit Of The West.
It’s near the end of the Celtic-rock legends’ ostensible farewell concert at Massey Hall. Fiftysomething lead singer and force-of-nature John Mann, stricken with early-onset Alzheimer’s, begins singing and then blanks on SOTW’s signature hit Home For A Rest.
TORONTO December 10, 2015 – Patrice Baillargeon has been appointed Vice President, Unscripted Programming, Andrew Barnsley, President of Project 10, announced today. In this newly created position, Baillargeon will oversee all aspects of the Toronto-based company’s unscripted development and production activities, building upon the success of Sports On Fire. Effective immediately, Baillargeon reports directly to Barnsley.