Irish Mythen performed at some of this country’s most iconic festivals as well as a spot at the prestige’s Philadelphia Folk Festival this summer. She performed at
June 19 to 22 PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls
June 26 and 27 Toronto, ON Toronto Pride Festival
July 3 to 5 Orillia, ON Mariposa Folk Festival
July 9 Cavendish, PE An Evening with Rod Stewart
July 17 to 19 London, ON Home County Music and Arts Festival
July 30 to Aug 2 Hillsdale, New York Falconridge Festival (Invitation Stage)
August 8 to 9 Goderich, ON Goderich Celtic Festival
August 13 to 16 Schwenksville, PA Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 23 Peterborough, ON Peterborough Folk Festival
While in Philadelphia she performed directly after Lyle Lovett and Bruce Cockburn. Irish returns to PEI to perform her last two theatre shows of the summer
August 26, 2015 St. Peters, PE St. Peters Court House http://www.courthousetheatre.ca/
August 27, 2015 Clinton, PE Clinton Hills Music in the Loft http://www.clintonhills.ca/#!events/c1rso
Next up is regional and national showcasing and then off to Australia for 3 months. The Mullumbimby Music Festival (Nov 19-22) announces its most international and diverse line up yet, bringing artists from across the globe and musical spectrum to create its signature 4-day joyous gumbo of musical delights in the halls, pubs, churches and streets of the NSW coastal town of Mullumbimby. Irish Mythen will join Canadian troubadour Ron Sexsmith at this gem of a festival that flies under the mainstream radar.
For a full list of upcoming shows please check out www.irishmythen.com for dates and ticket information.
Canadian Folk Music Awards weekend November 6-8, 2015 in the city of Edmonton
Canadian Folk Music Awards announces first ever National Strum to usher in nominee announcement in the city of Edmonton on September 9, 2015
The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA) is pleased to announce that the first ever National Strum will take place on Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Favouring a podium-free event and putting folk music front and centre like so many of Canada's storied folk festivals, the event kicks off at Edmonton City Hall at noon local time and will feature musical guests. The National Strum serves as a celebration of Canadian Folk music and ushers in the announcement of the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards' nominees. 19 categories of CFMA nominees will be announced.
East Coast songwriter Dave Gunning's song "These Hands" has been chosen as the National Strum song for 2015. Written by Dave Gunning & George Canyon "These Hands" is "a song which teaches us that every person has the ability to be a hero of the human kind. " With such a depth of Canadian folk talent, supporters, past nominees and honourees of the Canadian Folk Music Awards are encouraged to show their love of folk by learning "These Hands" and joining in the coast-to-coast celebration on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 as CFMA unveils this year's nominees. Follow @folkawards and join the CFMA Facebook page for ongoing announcements.
To celebrate the first National Strum past CFMA nominees and recipients from coast to coast, including Dave Gunning, Connie Kaldor, Helen Austin, Sarah Burnell, Còig, Qristina & Quinn Bachand, Ken Whiteley, The Marrieds, Joel Plaskett, Rik Barron, Paul Mills, Trent Severn, Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac and a special appearance from the audience at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival, came together through the power of technology to sing "These Hands" in a new grassroots video released by the CFMA.
Friends of the Khyber, along with Joel Plaskett and The Emergency, are auctioning two tickets to the highly-anticipated sold-out Shore Club show, taking place September 4th in Hubbards, Nova Scotia. All proceeds from the auctioned tickets, along with two "I met my love down at the Khyber" sweatshirts, will be donated to the Khyber Building Fund, a cause Plaskett (a member of Friends of The Khyber) has been advocating for since last summer when it was recommended that the building be put on the city's surplus list and sold. The auction will take place on eBay and bidding will start at $250.
"The re-activation of the Khyber Building at 1588 Barrington as an accessible, publicly owned arts hub and multi-use community space is a cause very close to my heart," says Plaskett. "So much of my history in the music scene is tied to that building, not to mention it's where I met my wife in 1994. There is not another building in Halifax or even Nova Scotia that connects the arts, music, LGBTQ and theatre communities like the Khyber has. It is also one of the most historic and iconic buildings in the entire city. I wanted to have a show in celebration of the Khyber and figured we could do some fundraising at the same time. The Shore Club in Hubbards seemed like great place to hold it. Although the Khyber is in downtown Halifax, I truly believe what it represents is of relevance to the entire city and province. All profits from this event will go to what we are calling The Khyber Building Fund. The money raised from this event will not be enough to renovate the Khyber. It is a starting point and a small gesture to show the city how many of us care about 1588 Barrington and that we are capable of raising money. If we make our case successfully to city council in the fall and get the green light then no doubt there will be a much larger fundraising campaign launched."
Link to the auction: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/-/161798623477
To raise awareness and promote the fund, Friends of the Khyber have officially declared the summer of 2015 to be "The Summer of the Khyber" and are encouraging supporters to use the hashtag #sotk2015 when mentioning the events on social media.
Other Summer of the Khyber events and announcements can be found at friendsofthekhyber.org. More from Plaskett can be found at joelplaskett.com
Press release courtesy of Jones & Co.
Red Moon Road To Release New Album on September 11th // Video Premiere on Exclaim!
TOUR DATES STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 11th
WATCH ‘BEAUTY IN THESE BROKEN BONES’ VIDEO ON EXCLAIM!:
For Immediate Release:
August 12, 2015
Vancouver, BC – Winnipeg folk/roots trio, Red Moon Road, are pleased to announce the release of a brand new full length studio album ‘Sorrows and Glories’ on September 11th and the premiere of the live studio video for the first single ‘Beauty In These Broken Bones’ on Exclaim.ca today. Watch the video here. Red Moon Road will celebrate the new release with an Album Release Show in their hometown at the West End Cultural Centre on September 11th. The show marks the start of a string of North American tour dates in support of the album throughout the fall. See below for full tour listings.
‘Sorrows and Glories’ is Red Moon Road‘s third release and second full-length album to date. The trio released their debut self-titled full-length in 2011 and followed it up with the EP ‘Tales From The Whiteshell’ in 2013.
In collaboration with engineer/producer, and multiple Juno recipient, David Travers-Smith (Wailin’ Jennys/Ruth Moody) and award winning producer/player Murray Pulver (Doc Walker/Steve Bell), the album delivers 13 masterfully crafted original compositions. A multifarious sonic adventure, it is at once a bold new step in the evolution of the band, yet a continuation of Red Moon Road’s singular and captivating ability to spin song and story into something more.
“We called the album ‘Sorrows and Glories’ because it is reflective of our journey over the last couple of years,” explains lead singer Sheena Rattai. “Just over 2 years ago I broke my leg quite severely and we had to cancel all upcoming tour dates as I recovered. While the healing process has been long and arduous it has also certainly been a source of inspiration and evolution. Though it seemed like a set back we emerged stronger and with a wealth of new experiences to draw from.”
‘Sorrows and Glories’ is an album full of surprises. From a Beatle-esque pop song about an historic apartment complex, to a full-on spiritual backed by a star studded choir, the sprawling 11-song masterwork is artfully framed with original and innovative instrumental work, and prominently features the unmistakable vocal prowess of the soulful Sheena Rattai, one of Canada’s true emerging songstresses.
The ‘Sorrows and Glories’ release tour will showcase the impressive new instrumental presentation Red Moon Road wields in its live show. A roots drum kit cunningly split between two band members, an acoustic guitar that also sounds its two lowest strings as a bass, a powerhouse lead female vocalist, a moustached man playing Mandolin, Lap Steel, Banjo and Organ (often at the same time) and impeccably timed three part harmonies. It’s hard to believe such a full sound comes from three people.
Red Moon Road‘s new album ‘Sorrows and Glories’ will be available online at iTunes and all other digital retailers on Friday, September 11th. Red Moon Road will be touring in support of the album starting with their Album Release Show in Winnipeg at the West End Cultural Centre on September 11th. Please visit redmoonroad.com for more information and the most up to date tour listings.
RED MOON ROAD // UPCOMING TOUR DATES
September 11 – Winnipeg, MB – West End Cultural Centre (Album Release Show)
September 25 – Asheville, NC – Diana Wortham Theatre
September 26 – Goldsboro, NC – Paramount Theatre
September 30 – Guelph, ON – The Courtyard, University of Guelph
October 1 – Oakville, ON – Moonshine Cafe
October 3 – Sudbury, ON – Townehouse Tavern
October 22 – Saskatoon, SK – The Bassment
October 23 – Lloydminster, AB – The Root Emporium
October 26 – Calgary, AB – Ironwood Stage & Grill
October 30 – Vancouver, BC – Rogue Folk Club
October 31 – Seattle, WA – House Concert
November 1 – Turnwater, WA – House Concert
November 13 – Atascadero, CA – Musica Del Rio
November 19 – San Diego, CA – The Folkey Monkey
November 20 – Altadena, CA – The Coffee Gallery Backstage
November 21 – Anaheim, CA – The Living Traditions Concert Series
November 22 – Oak Park, CA – House Concert
December 18 – Dauphin, MB – Watshon Arts Centre
RED MOON ROAD – ‘SORROWS & GLORIES’ TRACKLISTING
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 (INDEPENDENT)
1. Beauty in These Broken Bones
2. Crashing Down
3. Old Things
4. Sophie Blanchard 1778
5. I’ll Bend But I Won’t Break
6. Words Of The Walls
7. Planting Trees
9. Breathing Slow
11.Seasons (feat. The Fretless)
Red Moon Road is: Sheena Rattai • Vox, Percussion, Keys // Daniel Jordan •Vox, Guitar, Bass Drum // Daniel Péloquin-Hopfner • Vox, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Lapsteel, Delay Pedals, Keys
FOR MORE INFO: www.redmoonroad.com
Release courtesy of Fritz Media
Thanks to Canadian Radio for supporting Matt Andersen! We worked two singles from the record, "I Lost My Way' and "Alberta Gold" both broke Top 100 nationally in Canada per Mediabase.
"I Lost My Way" received support Coast to Coast - spinning in Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax, Regina, Moncton, Kingston and more, peaking at No 69 on Canadian Active Rock.
"Alberta Gold" received support Coast to Coast - spinning in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Fredericton, London, Lethbridge, Winnipeg and more, peaking at No 49 on Canada Classic Hits and No 97 on Canadian Active Rock.
Thank you to Matt Anderson, Sonic Entertainment and True North Records for making us part of the team!