Recognized by his peers as one of Canada’s best performing songwriters, Lennie Gallant has released thirteen albums of original songs, in French and English, which have won him a host of awards and nominations from the JUNOs, Les Prix Eloizes, and the East Coast Music Association, including 2017 ECMA Entertainer of the Year. The double CD from his hit multimedia production Searching For Abegweit, which ran for 180 shows, also won him an ECMA. Lennie has been named Canadian Folk Artist of The Year and his song “Peter’s Dream” was voted one of the Top Ten East Coast Songs of All Time and was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. A recipient of the Order of Canada, Lennie is an international touring artist, who has performed all over the continent, in Europe, for the troops in Afghanistan, and at the XXI Winter Olympics. He has toured with Symphony Nova Scotia, Symphony New Brunswick, and with Symphony PEI. His songs have been covered by numerous artists including Jimmy Buffett, The Rankins, and Measha Brueggergosman and have appeared in feature films and TV shows. Lennie will join the Men of the Deeps and Beòlach to close out this year’s Festival.