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Gordon Lightfoot returns to Ottawa in November

Canadian folk music legend Gordon Lightfoothas filled out his 2014 Canadian tour with performances in Cornwall and Ottawa.

Lightfoot will perform at the Aultsville Theatre in Cornwall on Friday, Nov. 21 and follow it up with a performance Saturday, Nov. 22 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Both shows will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. For the Ottawa concert, tickets will be available through Ticketmaster at 613-755-1111, through the www.nac-cna.ca website, or other Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets are $99.50, $79.50 or $49.50 plus surcharges.

For the Cornwall show, tickets will we available at www.admission.com. Prices are the same.

After the Eastern Ontario shows, Lightfoot will settle into Massey Hall in Toronto for another of his four-night concert runs.

Lightfoot’s tour marks his fifth decade on the road. The 75-year-old debuted his first album, Lightfoot! in 1966. He hit Top 10 on the music charts for the first time in 1971 with If You Could Read My Mind. His first North American No. 1 hit, Sundown, was released in 1974.

His most recent Ottawa sojourn was at the Ottawa Folk Festival — Lightfoot helped “fill in” when Neil Young cancelled just a couple of weeks before the festival.

Here are a couple of classic videos of Lightfoot performing two of his greatest hits.

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