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Ottawa Writers Festival Songwriters Night lineup revealed

Alan Neal, host of All in a Day, reveals this year's "Random Play" line

Alan Neal, host of All in a Day, reveals this year's "Random Play" line

What is "Random Play", you ask? Quite literally, it is the result of Alan Neal, host of CBC's All in a Day on Radio One 91.5 FM, putting his iPod on "random" to select the songs from his playlist. These artists become the lineup for the annual Songwriters Night at the Ottawa Writers Festival.

Alan makes it his personal mission to track down the story behind the music; how each song came to be and what hidden messages exist in the music. This culminates into a memorable fan experience, combining conversation, storytelling and strange covers from artists past and present.

A new cast of "Random Play" musicians were announced this week and will be featured at the All in a Day Songwriters Night at the Ottawa Little Theatre on October 13:

Those are just the names we know about so far... If you've ever been to an Alan Neal event before, you know surprise guests have a tendency to pop up! For tickets and more information, click here.