Bringing a shine to every space they fill with their beautiful blend of country-bluegrass-gospel sounds and extraordinary energy!
THE 2019 CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS TO BE HELD IN CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI - SHIFTS AWARDS WEEKEND TO SPRING // LES PRIX DE MUSIQUE FOLK CANADIENNE 2019SE TIENDRONT À CHARLOTTETOWN (IPÉ) ET AURONT DORÉNAVANT LIEU AU PRINTEMPS
The Canadian Folk Music Awards are pleased to announce that the 2019 edition of the CFMA will take place the weekend of April 3-4, 2020, in Charlottetown, PEI. Responding to feedback from the previous Awards Weekends, the CFMA decided to move the weekend to spring instead of the previous December.
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NEWFOUNDLAND SINGER-SONGWRITER CASSIDY RICH RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM ‘OVER & OUT’
Produced by Music NL Rising Star of the Year, Clare Follett
The tagline for the album is “Lessons learned the hard way.”
Tour starts March 9 in BC | Album release March 15, 2019
TRACK LISTING - ASHLAR (Mar 15, 2019)
Time & Tide (6:03)
Deep Down in the River (4:10) vocal track
Uncle Leo’s Jigs (4:10)
Farewell Trion (4:36)
The Capable Wife (3:26)
From the Old Tapes (6:17)
O Luaidh (3:56)
Mystery Groove (5:45)
Home from the Forest (3:39)
Odds & Ends (4:19)
Produced and arranged by Còig
Genre: Traditional / Celtic
Cape Breton, NS - 100% CANCON
Graphic design / artwork: Sara Rankin
Chrissy Crowley, fiddler
Jason Roach , pianist
Rachel Davis, fiddler and singer
Darren McMullen, mandolin, guitar, banjo, etc.
Còig - Tour Itinerary 2019
March 9 St. James Community Hall, Vancouver, BC
March 10 Simon Holt Restaurant, Nanaimo, BC
March 12 Ruskin Hall, Mission, BC
March 13 Dream Cafe, Penticton, BC
March 14 Creekside Theatre, Lake Country, BC
March 15 Key City Theatre, Cranbrook, BC
March 16 Braeside Community Centre, Calgary, AB
March 17 The Empress Theatre, Fort MacLeod, AB
March 19 The Bassment, Saskatoon, SK
March 22 Morinville Community Cultural Centre, Morinville, AB
March 30 Mahone Bay Centre, Mahone, Bay, NS
April 23 Dog House Studio, Napanee, ON
April 25 Fergus Grand Theatre, Fergus, ON
April 26 Aurora Cultural Centre, Aurora, ON
April 27 Hugh's Room, Toronto, ON
May 1 - 5 East Coast Music Awards, Charlottetown, PEI
May 9 Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro, NS
May 11 Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Bear Head Conference Room, Port Hawkesbury, NS
May 14 - 16 92nd Street Y Center - Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, NY, USA
May 17 - June 9 UK Tour
Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups made up of four accomplished multi-instrumentalists, Chrissy Crowley, Rachel Davis, Darren McMullen and Jason Roach. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the bands range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force.
The new album, Ashlar features 10 original compositions, covers and traditional tunes that offers a fresh and unique mix of four different talents. From lively sets to tender trad ballads to fabulous covers, Ashlar is full of surprises. The band is writing more, singing more, and having more fun than ever. Check out their take on the Gordon Lightfoot ‘60’s classic “Home From The Forest,” featuring vocals from Darren, and Rachel’s beautiful version of the Gaelic classic “O Luaidh.” It’s traditional for sure, but it’s performed in a lot of non-traditional ways.
Còig’s music is a unique combination of influences that could only come from these four players.
“We all come from sort of a traditional background, but then we have different influences that we’re interested in,” explains fiddler and singer Rachel Davis. “Jason (Roach, pianist) has a jazz degree, and listens to a lot of different music. Chrissy (Crowley, fiddler) likes to dive into a lot of world music, Darren (mandolin, guitar, banjo, etc.) comes from a kind of Irish theme from playing around a lot. More of the traditional Cape Breton stuff is really what I love, plus all the folk songs, so it’s an interesting mix.”
The Cape Breton quartet have earned rave reviews from audiences around the world and an impressive list of credits for their recordings, ”Rove” (2017), “Carols” (2015) and “Five” (2014) including a Canadian Folk Music Award, a JUNO Award nomination and multiple East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova Scotia Awards.
The best in trad music, in a non-traditional way. That’s Còig.
Facebook: www.coig.ca facebook.com/coigmusic
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REGISTRATION & EARLY BIRD PRICING NOW OPEN FOR HALIFAX JAZZ FESTIVAL CREATIVE MUSIC WORKSHOPS Eight-Day workshops focus on Music, Dance and Visual Arts | Halifax - July 6th-14th 2019
“Creative Music Workshop is teaching music with a capital M.” - Jerry Granelli, Artistic Director, Creative Music Workshops
[Halifax] The 24th annual TD Halifax Jazz Festival Creative Music Workshops take place July 6 - 14, 2019. In addition to its mission to present world-class jazz and related music every summer on stages throughout Halifax, the Jazz Festival provides opportunities for artistic development and music education. The centerpiece of the Jazz Festival’s music education program is the eight-day Creative Music Workshop (CMW) presented annually by a distinguished faculty as well as to provide performance opportunities during the Jazz Festival. Registration and early bird pricing for 2019 is open now.
Faculty this year are distinguished educators and musicians from around the world, including CMW founder and director Jerry Granelli (head instructor, drums, Halifax), J. Anthony Granelli (electric bass, New York), Michael Blake (saxophone, New York), Christian Kogel (guitar, Berlin), and Susanne Chui (Dance/Movement, Halifax), Peggy Lee (cello - Vancouver), and Doug Cameron (Percussion- Halifax).
The CMW 'Creative Process' is a week long program, held in the mornings, where creative minds of all disciplines, including music, dance and visual arts, learn to deepen their creative practice. Attendees learn the fundamental principles of the CMW Creative Process through a range of collective and individual exercises such as improvisation, movement, listening and communication. Students work with each other and the CMW faculty to explore risk taking, fear and self consciousness in relation to their creative process. The program passes on knowledge not only about what it means to be a musician, dancer, etc., but what it means to be a creative person.
The CMW Core Program offers artists of all disciplines and skill levels, aged 15* or older, the knowledge and experience required to take their artistic practice to the next level. In addition to learning the fundamentals of the CMW Creative Process, students play with each other for up to eight hours a day and receive intensive instruction from a renowned faculty as well as performance opportunities at the TD Halifax Jazz Festival. Bonus: Core Program students receive an All Events Pass to the 2019 TD Halifax Jazz Festival.
Early bird pricing of $375 is on now for the Core Program until April 19, 2019 -- afterwards the price returns to $450. CMW Creative Process program is $179. Core Program students receive an All Events Pass to the 2019 TD Halifax Jazz Festival.
Since it was founded in 1996 by world-renowned percussionist Jerry Granelli, saxophonist Don Palmer, and bassist Skip Beckwith, the Creative Music Workshop has been a central component of the Halifax Jazz Festival. Over the years, it has been instrumental in fostering a strong artistic community not just in Halifax, but across North America. CMW alumni have gone on to become professional artists, educators and creative individuals worldwide.
CMW gathers renowned musicians and educators from across North America and internationally who possess exceptional skills as educators and improvising musicians. Participants gain knowledge through experiential learning as faculty share their expertise with students through a range of activities, mentor-ship, live performance preparation, and ensemble work. The CMW program is open to all artistic disciplines including dance and visual arts.
Halifax Jazz Festival's Creative Music Workshop takes place July 6th-14th 2019 and is supported by the Craig Foundation, and Michael and Julie Chender.
**If you are under 15, you need special permission to take part in the CMW. Email the Halifax Jazz Festival at firstname.lastname@example.org set up an appointment.
CMW 2019 Registration Form:
Watch CMW video: https://vimeo.com/241328235
ABOUT THE HALIFAX JAZZ FESTIVAL:
Since 1987, Halifax Jazz Festival, presented by the non-profit organization Jazz East Rising Association, has organized a diverse range of musical, educational and charitable activities, including the annual TD Halifax Jazz Festival, the oldest jazz festival and largest summer festival in Atlantic Canada. The 33rd event will take place July 9-14, 2019. Follow Halifax Jazz Festival on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram @HFXJazzFest.
Creative Music Workshop: www.creativemusicworkshops.com
Jerry Granelli (head instructor/ drums - Halifax): http://www.jerrygranelli.com/site/
J. Anthony Granelli (electric bass - New York City): https://www.allmusic.com/artist/j-anthony-granelli-mn0000631271
Susanne Chui (Dance/Movement - Halifax): http://www.moceandance.com/
Peggy Lee (Cellist- Vancouver): www.peggylee.net/
Michael Blake (saxophone- New York City): www.michaelblake.net
Christian Kogel (guitar - Berlin): https://christiankoegel.net
Doug Cameron (Percussion- Halifax): https://www.allmusic.com/artist/doug-cameron-mn0000159165/biography
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Three-song EP is first of a three-part release, Full Album out October 2019
Announces 2019 Spring Tour Dates
“Derksen’s vocals are impeccable, and the lyrics are relatable” - Canadian Beats
“Derksen has a lovely tone — there’s a warmth there that is instantly familiar upon first listen.” - VoiceCouncil Magazine
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