Tag: PEI

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Bob Mersereau reminisces about East Coast Music Book of Fame: ...

Noted New Brunswick music journalist Bob Mersereau tells unheard origin stories of east coast artists who made it big in his book The East Coast Music Book of Fame: Top 50. The timing worked perfectly for Bob as he started ...
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How PEI drew the members of Inn Echo to settle ...

There are any number of reasons why the members of a band come together. It could be a shared love of a style of music, common musical influences or a general curiosity about a musical heritage. Or it could be ...
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Canadian Folk Music Awards to go ahead March 31 to ...

The 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) are returning to Prince Edward Island to host the 17th annual awards celebrations in Charlottetown. Following two years of virtual events, the CFMA board is pleased to be bringing back live performances to ...
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Catherine MacLellan and Jonathan Byrd are playing an online holiday ...

Yesterday, we told you about Catherine MacLellan’s new album. Well tonight, she and one of our favourite U.S. songwriters, Jonathan Byrd, are performing a live, online Holiday show at 7 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. AT. Jonathan is a preacher’s ...
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Catherine MacLellan – Holiday

If we’re being honest, this holiday season may not be the easiest to ease into, as it’s our third year of life with COVID-19. Fortunately, Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter Catherine MacLellan has released a new four-cut Christmas EP called Holiday that ...
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Gordon Belsher (Jar O’ Comfort, Richard Wood) – Aging Gratefully

In 1968, Gordon Belsher’s band, the Heat, supported the Who at the Edmonton Gardens. With too many guitar players in the band, and having purchased a “Beatles” Hofner bass two years earlier, Gordon was glad to take up the duties ...
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Irish Mythen talks about the struggle to get her Juno-nominated ...

The album Little Bones has been a game-changer for Prince Edward Island singer-songwriter Irish Mythen. The 2019 release earned seven 2020 Music PEI Award nominations – winning two – a 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award for Solo Artist of the Year and ...
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Western Canada, Juno nominee Irish Mythen is coming your way!

The new year has been off to an explosive start for Irish-born, PEI-based singer-songwriter Irish Mythen – almost as explosive as that massive voice of hers. She’s been nominated for a Juno for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and ...
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The Canadian Folk Music Awards have announced this year’s performers

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has announced the performer line-up for the 15th annual CFMA weekend, which is being held, for the first time ever, in Charlottetown, PE. The awards weekend consists of two nights of awards ...
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Here are your 2020 Canadian Folk Music Award nominees

The board of the Canadian Folk Music Awards has just announced the nominees for the 2020 awards, which will be handed out in Charlottetown, PEI April 3 and 4.  Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees! Traditional Album of the ...