Maria Dunn delighted a Glacier Granny at the 2017 Vancouver Island Music Festival with her song, Where Grandmothers Meet: it includes a verse applauding the African grandmothers who are raising their orphaned grandchildren.
The Grannies are welcoming Maria Dunn back to Comox on Friday, February 28 at 7:30, to give a concert at the Little Red Church, 2182 Comox Avenue.
Maria has been described as “a true preserver of the spirit of folk music,” and been compared to Woody Guthrie for her sense of social justice and her songs about ordinary people. Her 2016 independent album, Gathering, was nominated for a Juno award and won the 2016 Edmonton Music Prize. It features “songs of courage and struggle, local and global.” For more insight into Maria’s music, visit
Tickets for the concert are $25 in advance, or $30 at the door. They are available at Blue Heron Books in Comox and Laughing Oyster Bookstore in Courtenay, or through the Glacier Grannies’ website,
All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The grandmothers of sub-Saharan Africa continue to raise their grandchildren, orphaned by HIV & AIDS. Through community-based programs funded by the Foundation, they are gaining the confidence to provide much-needed support to their communities, and advocate for social change. Their grandchildren and other youth are now joining them, becoming leaders in programs to support young people, especially teenage girls who were the largest group to be infected with HIV & AIDS in 2017.
We look forward to welcoming you to Maria’s concert. Coffee and pie will be available.

Virginia Philipson

Glacier Grannies