Get in the festive spirit with Merry Little Christmas

Ann Holton is planning to have a Merry Little Christmas … show. The popular local singer/elementary school teacher with the golden voice has recorded a new CD, her second, and is ready to raise the roof at Stellarton’s Sharon St. John United Church on November 24 where she will launch it – together with a...

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Papillon among 2018 Music Nova Scotia Award winners

TRURO – Forty-nine Music Nova Scotia Awards in 48 categories were handed out this evening, at the Music Nova Scotia Awards Celebration at the Holiday Inn in Truro. Mo Kenney won two awards, including Solo Recording of the Year and Rock Recording of the year. David Myles and Maxim Cormier also walked away with two...

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Venerable church to feature Tyrus Wallace

As part of the celebrations leading up to the 150th Anniversary of King’s United Church in July of 2019,  well known Antigonish recording artist Tyrus Wallace will perform a concert at the church on Sunday, October 28th at 2 p.m. “Wallace is blessed with a rich, baritone voice and a way with a song that...

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Kiss tribute band DESTROYER to rock deCoste

Prepare to ‘rock and roll all night and party every day’ when you relive the 70s with a KISS tribute band at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. DESTROYER Canada — billed as the World’s Greatest Kiss Tribute — will be on the Pictou stage for one night only on Saturday, Oct. 20. DESTROYER has performed...

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Jan Keefe returns to teaching music

NEW GLASGOW – Jan Keefe is reigniting her passion for music. Keefe is leaving her position at Roots House to resume her career as a music teacher at the Centre of Music on Summit that has been established in New Glasgow. The centre on Summit Avenue in New Glasgow was established by Marsha Sobey after she purchased and...

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Helios in concert at Merigomish United Church

Helios Vocal Ensemble, a five-voice a cappella classical ensemble based in Halifax, is making its first ever visit to Pictou County with its latest concert program, “Madrigal Mystery Tour.” This group of highly trained singers will bring their exceptional blend and artistry to a wide variety of Renaissance music from England, Italy, France and Spain,...

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Slowcoaster to rock The Highlander on Saturday

East Coast reggae rockers and festival mainstays Slowcoaster are shaking up the music industry with a return to form, while ditching traditional mediums. “Track 1” is Slowcoaster’s eighth album and their first since the 2014 release of “The Girls Downtown.” Where most bands get excited about releasing on vinyl and cassettes, Slowcoaster are taking the...

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Musical Buddies Trio have a three-night stint at the deCoste

Mid-August is looking to remain very hot, if not with the weather, then at least with the trio of Musical Buddies that the deCoste has lined up for the nights of August 14, 15 and 16 as part of their annual Festival of Summer Sounds acts. The first of the three musicians is Cape Breton’s...

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Stanfest – Standing strong at 22 years

When the idea for an international music festival welcoming thousands to the tiny, remote community of Canso surfaced back in 1996, it seemed like a bold and courageous idea, but was it possible? That surely was on the minds of many. Now as the site is in construction for the 22nd edition of the signature...

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‘Giant’ of a summer for local band

Andre Pettipas and the Giants have a huge summer ahead of them. During a recent interview, Trenton drummer Mark Cosh spoke about the band’s upcoming single release, their Canadian tour and shows in Sweden. Cosh said he’s feeling excited and overwhelmed about everything the Antigonish-based band has coming up. “We never really gave up,” he...

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