The Northwest Passage was written by Stan Rogers and recorded by him on his 1981 album of the same name. It has become one of Canada's unofficial anthems and was ranked fourth in a list of classic Canadian songs compiled by a Canadian radio station in 2005 (by way of comparison, a survey of Britain's favourite songs had Dancing Queen by Abba at number 4. Make of that what you will.)
It describes the search for the route to the Pacific across the top of Canada and mentions a number of explorers:
Incidentally, Stan Rogers died aged 33 in a fire aboard a plane in 1983.
Sunday 26 November
North Bristol Arts Trail, St Michael & All Angels Church, Gloucester Rd, BS7 8NT. 4.15-5.45
Saturday 9 December
Charity Carol Singing, Clifton Down Shopping Centre, 3 p.m. -4 p.m.
Monday 11 December
Radio Bristol / Bristol Post Carol Concert (Lord Mayor's appeal), Colston Hall, 7.00 p.m.
Saturday 16 December
A Gurt Noel (our official do), St Albans Church, afternoon rehearsals, concert at 7.30 p.m.
Friday 22 December
Carol Singing, Bristol Heart Institute, BRI, 12.30-1.30 pm
25 February 2018
Innovation 216, St Georges (Morning)
28 February and 1 March 2018
The Hall on the Hill, St Georges
3 March 2018
CoMA, The Festival of Contemporary Music for All
7 July 2018
Summer Spectaular featuring WWI Suite, St Georges