Local singer takes third in Chicago competition

She arrived at the classical singer competition and convention in Chicago hoping to get a head start looking into grad schools, and Nicole Ross of New Glasgow ended up competing and placing third out of more than 500 competitors. As well as the competition, the event included a conference, a chance to perform for and...

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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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Thane Dunn bringing Elvis back

Well, it’s one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready now go cat go — to Thane Dunn’s latest show at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre this June for a taste of Elvis’s country music side. Known all over as a phenomenal Elvis performer, Dunn has stopped at the deCose a...

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JD Fortune spending ‘One Night With You’

The first song JD Fortune remembers ever singing on stage for anyone was Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel. That was many years ago and the popular singer has lived a lifetime since then — a rock star’s lifetime, in fact — and he has come full circle back home. Fortune will be performing Elvis songs on...

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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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Boots & Roots show Friday at Wellness Centre

Country music singers, as the old song goes, have always been a real close family. So while Aaron Tippin, Sammy Kershaw and Collin Raye may not have a drop of blood between them they certainly go back a while. In the 1990s, it was quite a task – and a disappointment – to flip on...

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Stepping into the searchlight

After a life surrounded by music and 21 years of playing it himself, Adam MakBain decided it was time to enter his first competition. The CBC Searchlight competition is a singer/songwriter contest searching out Canadian talent across the country. He grew up in a musical home, watching his dad play music all his life and...

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Brewing up a partnership

Local singer-songwriter Dave Gunning, right, is partnering with fellow musician J.P. Cormier and Uncle Leo’s brewery on a new product that is maturing in a vat beside him and is expected to be ready in two weeks. Gunning describes it as a pale ale with hints of a citrus burst that comes from a special...

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Mikol, MacDonald, Wempe trio at Glasgow Square

Good things come in threes. Singer/songwriters included. In this case, the trio is Norma MacDonald, Carmel Mikol and Kim Wempe who will be performing an intimate show in the Glasgow Square Green Room on September 8 at 7:30 p.m. For Mikol, who has spent the better part of her recent history in Gabrielle Papillon’s touring...

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