Bonnell making deCoste debut with The Once

Upbeat and soulful, Megan Bonnell is bringing her signature sound to the East Coast and for the first time, to Pictou County. Having been to the Maritimes previously, Bonnell is looking forward to branching out to a new part of Nova Scotia and taking in Pictou County as well as performing at the de Coste...

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The Once is ready to shake up the deCoste

Making their way to Pictou from Newfoundland, The Once are thrilled to be able to play the deCoste Performing Arts Centre stage and share some of their indie folk music with Pictou County. After just releasing their fourth studio album in May, the group toured a bit, took some time off and are back on...

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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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‘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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Hillsburn bringing new album to Glasgow Square stage

Hillsburn has spent the last few years figuring out their sound, and with their latest album The Wilder Beyond, singer Rosanna Burrill believes they’ve found it. Released earlier this month, the Nova Scotian indie rock band brings the album, produced and recorded by the band in singer and songwriter Paul Aarntzen’s apartment, to Glasgow Square...

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JUBILEE: Doyle gearing up for a kitchen party on stage

The New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee will be the biggest kitchen party you’ve ever seen when Alan Doyle takes the stage this year. The artist is excited to get to play in the Maritimes once again and is looking forward to having a good time and a bit of a singalong with the attendees of the...

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JUBILEE: Haywire to rock the stage Friday night

Canadian rockers Haywire are excited to be headlining on the Jubilee stage this year. The band, originally from Charlottetown, PEI, will be the featured act on opening night, Friday, 11 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Formed in 1981 by David Rashed, Paul MacAussland, Marvin Birt, Scott Roberts and Ronnie Switzer, Haywire has had plenty of success...

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Young piper

Payton Veling, aged 7, practises on her play bagpipes while members of the Na Gaisgich Pipes and Drums band were busy tuning up their instruments during a practice today in downtown Pictou. Sunny skies and a light wind combined to make conditions perfect for getting out and about. (Goodwin photo)...

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Wintersleep thrilled with Juno nom

Wintersleep is among this year’s Juno nominations. Nearly a decade has past since the band scored the 2008 Juno for New Group of the Year and nomination for Alternative Album of the Year. This time around they find themselves up for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Drummer Loel Campbell — formerly and occasionally of...

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Minglewood bringing new CD and band to the deCoste

This is a big year in the world of Matt Minglewood. Now 70, as of January, the singer, guitarist and Maritime icon has just released a new album, Fly Like Desperados, his first in 12 years. Where 2005’s The Story saw him shift gears and go acoustic, “This one’s a Minglewood Band record.” “As far...

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