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Colin Lay tribute, Colleen Brown at the Arden

This week on the Key of A, we say goodbye to someone who was right at the heart of Edmonton's music community. Colin Lay was a recording engineer; he did live sound at concerts and at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival; he taught at Grant MacEwan University and  he worked with many musicians in town over the years.
 
But what a lot  of people didn't know about Colin Lay, is that he was also a musician in his own right -- a composer, a guitarist, a flutist -- even a singer.
 
Colin Lay died last month. He'd been suffering from ALS.
 
This week, we'll hear from people who knew Colin. Freelance recording engineer Jeff Kynoch knew him first as a teacher; he also helped Colin record two CD's of his own music in the last few months of his life.  Maria Dunn worked with Colin as a musical partner for nearly 15 years. 
We'll hear from each of them, and we'll hear some of Colin's own original music.
Then in part 2 of the Key of A, we'll go to the stage of the Arden Theatre for a live set from Colleen Brown and her band -- the cd release concert for Colleen's newest album, Colleen Brown's DIRT.
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