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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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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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Storytellers and their songs hosted by Guthro at deCoste

It’s no secret that East Coast musicians are known for their famous storytelling songs of all genres. It is this story and inspiration that makes events like Bruce Guthro’s Songwriters Circle so magical for the audience. During a normal show on stage, Guthro might share a little bit about his songs but what he likes...

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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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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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