Tag Archive: Live music


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.


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.

maria dunn

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,

Irish Mythen 1

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.