Gillian Boucher’s Attuned Nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award


Gillian Boucher



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.

Gillian Boucher Attuned



Folk Music Ontario Interview with Toronto Publicist Richard Flohil


Richard Flohil


Toronto, ON – October 29, 2014 – Folk Music Ontario held its 28th Annual General Meeting in Toronto recently. It attracts up to 700 delegates from throughout North America. Many are new to “the business” while others are seasoned professionals. In our ongoing series of interviews, we speak with Toronto publicist Richard Flohil. At 80 years young and 50 years experience in the music industry, he provides a first hand account of the music industry in Canada like no one else can. Our video interview is available in the story.

Richard Flohil



MusicNL Award Winners Presented at Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre Gala


Brianna Gosse


Corner Brook, NL – October 27, 2014 - MusicNL announced the 2014 MusicNL Award winners at an Awars Gala in Corner Brook, Newfoundland at the Corner Brook Arts and Culture Centre. The list of winners is available in our story.

MusicNL Award Winners



Music New Brunswick 2014 Award Winners Announced


Music New Brunswick


Fredericton, NB - October 19, 2014 - Music New Brunswick announced the winners of this year's Music Award's during a Sunday. Here's the complete list of winners.

Music New Brunswick 2014 Award Winners



Measha Brueggergosman releases Christmas


Measha Brueggergosman


Toronto, ON – October 30, 2013 – The first of this year’s Christmas albums has been announced by Warner Music Canada. Measha Brueggergosman has released Christmas and it is now available, and can be ordered both digitally and physically.

Measha Brueggergosman Christmas



The Cape Breton Factor at the Canadian Folk Music Awards


Rachel Davis


Ottawa, ON – October 21, 2014 – This year’s Canadian Folk Music Award nominations have immediately place the Cape Breton music scene on center stage. Colin Grant, Darren McMullen, Rachel Davis, Chrissy Crowley and Jason Roach released their debut album in June and immediately went on a North America. We interviewed members of COIG during the recent Ottawa Folk Festival. You can watch it here.

Cape Breton Factor at CFMA



Hey Rosetta! Releases Second Sight Followed by Canadian Tour


Hey Rosetta!


Halifax, NS – October 15, 2014 - Newfoundland’s celebrated seven-piece rock band Hey Rosetta! Has announced Canadian tour dates in support of their highly anticipated new album Second Sight, due out Oct. 21 (Sonic Records/Warner).

Hey Rosetta Second Sight



They Promised You Mercy – Amelia Curran’s New Album Set for Nov. 4 Release


Amelia Curran - They Promised You Mercy


St. John’s NL – October 8, 2014 - Six Shooter Records announces details of the forthcoming and seventh album, They Promised You Mercy, from acclaimed Newfoundland songwriter Amelia Curran, set for release on November 4, 2014.

Amelia Curran - They Promised You Mercy



Music Canada Live Names Erin Benjamin its first Executive Director


Music Canada Live


Toronto, ON – October 7, 2014 - Music Canada Live, a new national association that will represent members of the live music community, has announced that Erin Benjamin will become its first Executive Director. Ms. Benjamin, formerly the Executive Director of both the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA) and the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (now known as Folk Music Ontario), has spent the past 14 years of her career working on behalf of the presenting and touring sector.

Canada Music Live



Amy and Rachel Beck – New EP Run Produced by Tim Chaisson


Amy and Rachel Beck


Charlottetown, PEI – October 5, 2014 – Amy and Rachel Beck release a new EP produced by multiple award-winning artist Tim Chaisson. The six-track “Run” will be available in stores and online October 28, 2014. We're streaming music from it now in our story.

Amy and Rachel Beck Run



Papilio “First Flight” – Celtic World Sounds with Classical Flair




Halifax, NS – October 5, 2014 – This is perhaps the longest overdue review we have been holding on to. Mind you, it is still timely now because Papilio’s “First Flight” has just been nominated for Traditional Roots Music Album of the year by Music Nova Scotia. First Flight was also nominated in the category of Traditional Instrumental Recording of the Year at the 2014 East Coast Music Awards. We're streaming music from the album in our story.

Papilio First Flight



Atlantic Records Releases Classified in United States




New York NY—October 5, 2014 - Atlantic Records has announced the US release of "CLASSIFIED," a new album from Nova Scotia-based rapper/producer Classified. The self-titled collection arrives via Atlantic/Halflife Records.

Classified US Release