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Dennis Ellsworth

 

 

Dennis Ellsworth is a prolific songwriter. Lately he’s gotten into rhythm of writing, recording and releasing
an album a year. In between records, he travels around the planet singing songs characterized by a kind
of dark optimism that’s informed by early influences such as Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond and Kris Kristofferson. He won 2 Music PEI awards this year – Roots Contemporary Recording and Male Solo Recording of the Year.

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Born into the Icelandic community in Manitoba, Lindy Vopnfjörd started his music career early. By four,
he was singing cautionary songs about nuclear war and traveling around with his musician parents and
extended family in a bus. The digital release of his most recent album, his career seventh, called Young
Waverer was on February 26, 2013. It is a soaring landscape of stream of consciousness stories about love and loss, alongside unique tales about his upbringing on icy Lake Winnipeg.

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Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn (vocal, guitar, accordion) draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. A true preserver of the spirit of folk music, she is often compared to Woody Guthrie for her keen social awareness and her unvarnished songs about the lives of working men and women. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, Maria celebrates the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present,

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Back by popular demand – Irish Mythen!

During an interview the President of The Mariposa Folk Festival was asked for his standout performers of 2011. “Irish Mythen was the standout for me. She channeled Janis Joplin on stage Saturday night” The Toronto Star

“This little powerhouse got on to the stage and 6 thousand people went ballistic! This girl is a shooting star and definitely one to watch for in the future.” Lira Magazine Denmark

Stephen Cooke of the Halifax Chronicle Herald called Irish Mythen’s debut performance at The Stan Rogers Folk Festival his Standout performance. The Halifax Chronicle Herald

 

 

meaghan blanchard

Meaghan Blanchard is singer/songwriter from Hunter River PEI. She performed for William and Kate during their Royal Visit to PEI in the summer of 2011 and played 47 shows in 15 days at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver BC in 2010. In 2012 Meaghan appeared in her first television special “The Songs Of Gene MacLellan” which aired on CBC in 2012. She also has performed at the Mariposa Folk Festival and the Deep Roots Festival in Wolfville NS. Meaghan has won an ECMA and four Music PEI awards.

kim harris

“Kim Harris’ oceanic voice is vast, and ever changing. She emits rich colours, and textures with her debut full length album, Only The Mighty, a shoreline of metallic moods and airy effervescence. Inspired by love, darkness, and particles of light. Originally from Newfoundland, and now based in Halifax, Harris has performed at Halifax Pop Explosion, East Coast Music Awards, Nova Scotia Music Week and In the Dead of Winter Music Festival. Harris takes listeners on a symphonic journey that soars through constellations, tumbles through storm clouds, and plunges into the underbelly of the sea.” -MusicNS

 

These three bluesmen will give us enough blues to see us through to spring!

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  • Leeboy just returned from the 30th annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis as the East Coast Blues Society solo category representative. He is also a Music NS and ECMA nominee for Blues Album of the Year.

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  • Dan Doiron – This CB bluesman was the winner of the East Coast Blues Society’s Maritimes to Memphis competition in the band category, and also just returned from the International Blues Challenge. His newest album is nominated for an ECMA – Blues Album of the Year.

 

 

chris field

 

 

  • Chris Field – Chris is a PEI native, and was recently selected as a finalist in the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search.

 

 

 

 

Christina-Martin

Voted #4 Best Female Artist of 2013 by Americana-UK.com Visitors Poll
Sleeping With A Stranger #6 on the Americana-UK.com Album Chart Dec 2013
Song ‘Falling For You’ in the Top 100 CBC Radio2 songs of 2013

Winner of the 2012 Music Nova Scotia Female Artist Recording of the Year for her latest album Sleeping With A Stranger:  “It’s one of those rare albums where you have to listen to it all in one sitting. Like a good book that’s hard to put down, this ‘Sleeping With A Stranger’ tickles the ears and within three bars you’re completely hooked.” Americana UK  October 2012

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Dale Murray was recognized for his talent at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Awards, where he was named Producer of the Year and also took home Musician of the Year. Recently he won the 2012 East Coast Music Award for Audio Professional of the Year, and won the 2012 Music Nova Scotia Award for Country/Bluegrass Recording of the Year (Dream Mountain Dream).

 

 

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Mo Kenney’s star is on the rise! 2013 awards – Canadian Folk Music New/Emerging Artist of the Year, SOCAN Songwriting Prize Winner, Music Nova Scotia – New Artist Recording of the Year, Pop Recording of the Year, Female Artist Recording of the Year – Mo Kenney, Ottawa Folk Festival Supernova Award Winner

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Rachel Sermanni – Scotland’s most promising and invigorating folk prospect, she brandishes a deeply affecting strain of acoustic singer-songwriter folk, a kind that can veer from chirpy bucolic glee all the way to neo-goth funeral bitterness. Expect her show to shake your very core. – the405

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Craig Cardiff

“With a voice described as “warm, scratched, sad and sleepy,” Cardiff sings songs that expose the human condition, putting a magnifying glass to the clumsier and less proud moments. He can turn any setting into an intimate affair, infusing his music and lyrics with an uncompromising humanism.

Cardiff makes it a point to keep the relationship with his fans personal, inviting and accepting any opportunity to make his audience as much a part of the performance as he is.

Armed with an extensive catalogue of songs, his Book of Truths, sharp wit and soft voice, Cardiff is considered a pioneer in alternate venue touring, often appearing in churches, camps, prisons, basements, festivals, kitchens and even taking to the streets, bringing his fans with him.”

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Laura Smith

“In Laura Smith’s music, real emotions ebb and flow. Your heart is in her capable hands, and likewise, she has entrusted you with hers. As she sings, her strong, melodious voice waves and catches, snagging on a scar here and there, surfing on a wonder, staring down a riddle… As you listen, the two of you go along together; brave and surfacing; calm and inquisitive.

An ECMA and Gemini winner and Juno nominee, Laura has already experienced exhilarating career highs. Her 1994 album, “b’tween the earth and my soul”, elicited unbounded critical acclaim, enormous airplay, national television appearances and a hungry demand for live performances. From the stages of Denmark to Newport, Rhode Island to Vancouver to the Yukon, Smith has shared the secrets of her soul, laying out for rapt audiences her private, yet ultimately universal experiences.”

Come and enjoy songs from Laura’s new album, “Everything is Moving”, along with old favourites!

Irish Mythen – December 12, 2013 – 8 pm, $20

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Back by popular demand – Irish Mythen!

During an interview the President of The Mariposa Folk Festival was asked for his standout performers of 2011. “Irish Mythen was the standout for me. She channeled Janis Joplin on stage Saturday night” The Toronto Star

“This little powerhouse got on to the stage and 6 thousand people went ballistic! This girl is a shooting star and definitely one to watch for in the future.” Lira Magazine Denmark

Stephen Cooke of the Halifax Chronicle Herald called Irish Mythen’s debut performance at The Stan Rogers Folk Festival his Standout performance. The Halifax Chronicle Herald

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The Legend will be back on December 5 and 6 for another Point Rock show! Always a crowd-pleaser, Minglewood will bring his signature songs, along with some brand new ones. He may even throw in some Christmas blues. No need to say more!

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