Ashley MacIsaac bringing his unique sound to deCoste stage

There’s no doubt that Cape Breton Island has turned out many very talented musicians. Most tend to favour Celtic music, with the fiddle being the instrument of choice. So, it’s no surprise that Ashley MacIsaac, who grew up in a musical family, took to the instrument at an early age. It has had a major...

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Suzanne Vega, Donovan Woods, Jeremy Dutcher to headline Stan Rogers Folk Festival in Canso

CANSO – The Stan Rogers Folk Festival, Canada’s Songwriter Festival, is excited to announce its 2019 headliners: Suzanne Vega, Donovan Woods and Jeremy Dutcher, at its 23rd event in Canso from July 25 to July 28. Known internationally for songs like “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner,”  Vega has pushed the boundaries of folk music throughout her 30-year career. Sarnia-born Donovan Woods is a contemporary...

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Music therapy

“I didn’t do much, musically, for a few years after my sisters and I stopped touring. There was something telling me that I needed to get back to it. Having that creative outlet, the social aspect of it, working with other artists. It is very therapeutic indeed.” This from musician, Heather Rankin, the youngest member...

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Susan Aglukark performing ‘Winters Dream’ at deCoste

Juno award-winning Canadian Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark will be performing  ‘Winters Dream’ at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Through the concert she will be sharing the journey of her Inuit ancestors, and how this journey has shaped and defined contemporary Inuit as they forge a place in our ever-changing Inuit Nunangat/Land of the Inuit. The...

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