MONTAGUE — Two guitars and 20 minutes later and Paper Lions had a musical tribute to Montague the Beautiful.
The song is also beng used to promote the upcoming Friday night concert to aid eastern P.E.I. food banks.
“We actually composed the song one day on the drive from Belfast to Montague,’’ says drummer David Cyrus MacDonald. “It’s just a little tribute to our old school and town and to help promote the big show.”
The big show will be held Friday at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown and includes a lineup of award winners like J.P. Cormier and Catherine MacLellan, among others. A portion of the proceeds raised at the 8 p.m. show will go to the local food banks based in Montague and Souris.
The big tribute features a fun little tune called Montague the Beautiful written by the Lions, which includes Colin Buchanan and brothers John and Rob MacPhee.
“We were driving around one day and thought we’d record it right in front of the high school.”
It’s a dandy little sing-along — far too short on video — and now posted on YouTube. The boys park themselves in front of the old abandoned high school (where they attended) and sing about town icons and even teachers.
The video is just one they plan to release about growing up in eastern P.E.I.
“The concert is because we wanted to do something for Christmas and to help make sure no one goes hungry over the holiday season,’’ said MacDonald.
The band is delighted so many musicians are joining the cause, especially Cormier who is coming from Cape Breton to perform.
“He doesn’t need us,’’ said MacDonald. “It’s a dream come true that he said yes.”
Tickets are still available and cost $20 with a portion for food bank assistance.