Sechile Sedare

The Details

A contemporary roots duo featuring sibling songwriters Leela Gilday and Jay Gilday. Sechile Sedare
(pronounced ‘seh-chee-leh’ ‘seh-dahr-eh’) means ‘my younger brother, my older sister’ in the Dene
language. This musical collaboration sees Jay and Leela co-write and co-create new repertoire together,
harnessing their talents as deeply insightful and genuine storytellers. Their voices blend in perfect harmony,
hitting notes of nostalgia, hope, humour and reflection. The songs, created during lockdown in 2021 and during
a residency at the Banff Centre, share stories about their family history, their connection to the land and water,
and the twists and turns of fate.

Sechile Sedare has toured Canada for the last two years as a duo, and has plans to release their new record in
summer 2024.

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