Cavendish, PE – December 2, 2015 – Just in time to fill socks under the Christmas tree, another huge lineup of headliners has been announced for next summer’s Cavendish Beach Music Festival. Keith Urban returns along with other acts including Brantley Gilbert, The Mavericks, and Kira Isabella. More details in our story including ticket costs for next year's event.
Halifax, NS - December 2nd, 2014 -Wendy MacIsaac has released her 4th solo recording, Off The Floor, a recording that truly captures the energy and passion of a Cape Breton dance. Details on the new album release in our story.
Cape Breton, NS – November 2, 2014 - Gillian Boucher’s nomination for a Canadian Folk Music Award as Instrumental Solo Artist of the Year should not come as a surprise to anyone. She is a recipient of the Nova Scotia Music Week Award in 2009 for Roots Traditional Recording of the Year and a 2010 East Coast Music Award Nomination in the same category. There is more in our story including a medley from the CD.
Ottawa, ON – November 29, 2014 – The local organizing committee were the recipients of a lot of praise for their work as the Canadian Folk Music Awards returned to Ottawa for their 10th Anniversary. The complete list of winners along with exclusive interviews with Award Winners Lennie Gallant and Coig in our story.
St. John’s, NL - November 30, 2014 - The Swinging Belles feature child educators and performers Laura Winter & Erin Power joined by guitarist extraordinaire Duane Andrews. This show is all about getting kids and parents out to have a dance and enjoy some swing country and jazz music.
Toronto, ON – November 19, 2014 – Newfoundland’s Folk Pop duo, The Fortunate Ones, will release their debut CD “The Bliss” on JUNO Award winning songwriter Rose Cousins’ label, Old Farm Pony Records on February 10, 2015. The album is produced by multi-ECMA winner Daniel Ledwell (Jenn Grant/Don Brownrigg). There is considerable anticipation by many on the release of this album. The Bliss is 40 minutes full of stories of hope, strength and heart.
Vancouver, BC – November 19, 2014 – Dallas Smith national tour in support of his new album “Lifted” begins in Fredericton, New Brunswick on January 15. His 2012 debut album “Jumped Right In” generated 5 singles in the Canadian Hot 100, including the Gold selling title-track, garnered five CCMA Award nominations and was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2013 JUNO Awards.
Toronto, ON - November 19, 2014 – Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will be welcoming audiences into their festive holiday celebrations with “A Celtic Family Christmas”. Alongside beautiful seasonal music that audiences know and love, fans will enjoy riveting pieces, traditional Cape Breton tunes, step-dancing, story-telling and a joie-de-vive that will thrust them headlong into the Christmas spirit. Joined by their children and Leahy brothers Doug and Angus, Natalie and Donnell kick off “A Celtic Family Christmas” on November 26th in Brampton, Ontario and will make multiple stops across the province, wrapping up in Oakville on December 21st.
London, England – November 17, 2015 – Tim Chaisson has arrived in England for tour dates prior to a new album release in Australia. A video of his new single has been released, but can’t be viewed in Canada. The album design for the Australian release has been made public, but that could change when he releases the album in Canada. Check our story and video interview with Tim taken in Toronto prior to his depature to England.
St. John’s, NL-- November 13, 2014 - It’s been 17 years since Newfoundland folk/roots trio, The Ennis Sisters, launched their debut album “Red is the Rose” to critical acclaim. Today the sisters (Maureen, Karen and Teresa) announce the release of their 8th full-length studio album, “Stages”, with a hefty tour of Newfoundland to follow.
Truro, NS - November 9, 2014 - Forty-nine Music Nova Scotia Awards were handed out on Sunday, November 9 at the Music & Industry Awards Brunch at the Holiday Inn and Conference Centre Truro. The Town Heroes led with five awards while Kim Harris won three awards. Complete details in our story.
Ottawa, ON – November 9, 2014 - The Canadian Folk Music Awards is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is coming to Ottawa, Ontario from November 27 - 29, 2014. The schedule and Gala Award performers has been announced. Complete details in our story.