“STARRY GUEST PERFORMERS Guest performers at the 14th Celebration of the Arts included York Region residents Christopher Dallo and Al Connelly. Connelly, who now produces, writes and performs, started his career as guitarist, songwriter and founding member of five-time Juno Award-winning band Glass Tiger. They won a Grammy nod for Best New Artist in 1986.”
“Alan Frew, lead singer, and Al Connelly, guitarist,of the Canadian rock band Glass Tiger volunteeredalong with their band to perform for the troops in Afghanistan. While they were there, they witnessed a tragic and unforgettable ceremony for three fallen soldiers. "When they were playing the national anthem as the fallen were going up the ramp onto the plane to go back home, there's nothing that's more solemn than that. It really makes you think about what people give to their country," said Connelly. "We were so moved at how selfless they are and how giving they are of themselves for the nation," said Frew. As a small gesture of their appreciation,the band donated a signed guitar to the troops.”
"We wanted to show our appreciation in a musical way. "said Mr. Connelly. During the four days in Afghanistan, band members flew to Kandahar City, one of the more dangerous sections of the country, beyond the protection of the barbed wire of the military base.
“Al Connelly: Has always seemed to shy away from the camera and still seems MORE comfortable being out of the spotlight than in it. He's still making music and has a new album on the way that he has been working on.”
“Kids for Cotlands-Other performers included Newmarket resident and Glass Tiger band member Al Connelly”