Chrissy Crowley
Blue Cape Sessions
Daniel Ledwell
Jessica Rhaye
Alan Syliboy
Meaghan Blanchard
David Myles


Jenn Grant


Keith Mullins Releases “Island Sol” With Canadian Tour


Keith Mullins


Halifax, NS – September 28, 2014 - Promoting the release of his latest album, Island Sol (available September 30), multi award-winning Cape Breton folk-soul musician and 2014 Music Nova Scotia Musician of the Year nominee, Keith Mullins has begun a Canadian tour.

Keith Mullins



Music PEI Launches Deep Roots In Red Dirt Compilation


Deep Roots In Red Dirt


Charlottetown, PE - Sept. 26, 2014 – Music PEI is pleased to announce the official launch event for Deep Roots In Red Dirt, a double-disc compilation CD featuring 35 memorable selections from a diverse list of Island artists. The launch is taking place Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at The Mack as part of Showcase PEI and will feature performances by Catherine MacLellan, Dennis Ellsworth, Meaghan Blanchard, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys, Chas Guay, and Larque.

Deep Roots In Red Dirt



Shawn William Clarke Releases “William” With Eastern Canada Tour


Shawn William Clarke


Toronto, ON - September 28, 2014 - Shawn William Clarke has long been a sideman with acts like the gypsy-folk collective Olenka and the Autumn Lovers and Arts & Crafts recording artist Timber Timbre.

Shawn William Clark





Canadian Folk Music Award Nominees Include Many from the East Coast


Canadian Folk Music Awards


Ottawa, ON – September 24, 2014 - The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) announced the nominees for the 10th Anniversary edition of the awards. Overall, 68 artists and groups were announced as nominees in 19 categories who hail from 9 provinces and 1 territory in Canada.

CFMA Awards



Music New Brunswick Award Nominees Announced


Music New Brunswick


Moncton, NB, September 18, 2014 – Music•Musique NB (MNB) has unveiled the list of contenders for the 5th annual Prix MNB Awards. A total of 24 awards will be presented to artists and industry professionals who have made their mark on the NB music scene in 2013-14. This year, the MNB Directors’ Lifetime Achievement Award will be handed to renowned Moncton band Eric’s Trip.

Music NB Award Nominatons



Winners of the 34th Atlantic Film Festival announced


Atlantic Film Festival


Halifax, NS – September 14, 2014 - The Atlantic Film Festival, in the midst of its highly successful 34th year, announces its award winners for the event, September 11-18 in Halifax. The Industry Awards Reception took place on Sunday, Sept. 14. in the Imperial Ballroom at The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites. The complete list of award winners in our story.

Atlantic Film Festival



TIFF Announces 2014 Film Awards


Toronto International Film Festival


Toronto, ON – September 14, 2014 - This year marked the 37th year that Toronto audiences were able to cast a ballot for their favourite Festival film, with the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. This year’s award goes to Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. More results in our story along with trailers from the winners.

Toronto International Film Festival



Cape Breton Picks Up Three Canadian Tourism Award Nominations


Tourism Industry Association of Canada


Ottawa, ON – September 10, 2014 - The Canadian Tourism Award Nominees have been announced in Ottawa and once again there are several key players in Atlantic Canada that are in the running for the prestigious industry awards. Cape Breton almost swept the award nominations secured in Atlantic Canada with three.

Tourism Industry Association of Canada



Jenn Grant Joins Outside Music Record Label to Release ‘Compostela’ Oct. 21st


Jenn Grant


Halifax, NS – September 10, 2014 – Jenn Grant has joined Outside Music and will release her new album on October 21st. She begins an extensive tour of Canada with and opening night show at the Rebecca Cohn auditorium in Halifax with Joel Plaskett. Mathew Barber will join her for three Western dates. A video preview and tour dates included in our story.

Jenn Grant Compostela



Devour! The Food Film Fest Unveils 2014 Festival Program


Devour! The Food Film Fest


Wolfville, NS September 9, 2014 – Devour! The Food Film Fest is promising to serve up its best menu yet. Fill your plate with more than 50 films by some of the most acclaimed directors, chefs from around the world paired with Nova Scotia’s top chefs, 15 industry workshops, five dinners inspired by feature films, and over a dozen events to whet the appetite of the most enthusiastic cinevore.

Devour! The Food Film Fest





Joel Plaskett Backs Friends of the Kyber


Kyber Centre for the Arts


Halifax, NS – September 8, 2014 – Joel Plaskett has come out with a plea in support of Friends of the Kyber who are attempting to save the Kyber Centre for the Art. Plaskett issued a lengthy statement that was distributed in the Music Nova Scotia newsletter.

Friends of the Kyber



CCMA Awards Weekend in Edmonton Wraps Up With National Broadcast


Gord Bamford


Edmonton, AB - September 7, 2014 – The 2014 Canadian Country Music Association Awards Show, hosted by Jann Arden and Rick Mercer, celebrated eight CCMA Award categories in a televised ceremony, live from Rexall Place in Edmonton.

Canadian Country Music Awards Edmonton