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September 2019

Dave Gunning – CD Release

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September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$32 - $35

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 23 years and 11 albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals. The fruits of those labours are now vividly on display in his latest collection of songs, Up Against the Sky. The recording was co-produced by Gunning and Jamie Robinson in Dave’s home studio. Eight of the ten songs are co-writes,…

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Save our Keppoch School ~ Stories & Songs from a Ceilidh House

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September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$25 - $28

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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The spirited folks on Keppoch Mountain are pulling together to raise the money to keep their school open. In this Ships of 1801 production, the Keppoch families are again short on cash but rich in talent so they straighten their skirts, turn down their rubber boots and put on a community concert. When two strikingly different candidates apply for the teaching position, they have to decide whether it is Latin or Gaelic they want echoing from the one room school.…

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The Good Brothers with special guest Ray Legere

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September 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$40 - $43

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Brothers Bruce, Brian and Larry Good of Richmond Hill, Ontario joined together in 1973, launching a wonderful musical trip for the trio known as… The Good Brothers. Playing simple, straight-from-the-soul music that encompassed country, bluegrass, folk, Celtic and the occasional taste from their rock & roll songbook has garnered them success throughout the ages. They are multiple Juno Award winners for Best Country Group, inductees into both the Canadian and North American Country Music Halls of Fame as well as…

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Valdy

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September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$32 - $35

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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No stranger to Pictou County and the deCoste Centre, Valdy is a Canadian folk and country musician whose solo career began in the early 1970s. He is best known for “Rock and Roll Song”, his first mainstream single. Valdy is the winner of two Juno Awards for Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year and has received seven additional Juno nominations. His fourteen albums have achieved sales of nearly half a million copies, four of which…

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October 2019

Martin Simpson

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October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$22 - $25

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After 45 years of touring, Martin Simpson is widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world.  His music reflects a wide variety of influences and styles, rooted in Britain, Ireland, America and beyond.  His interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling and his live solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.  He has 21 albums of his own and has guested on more than 20 recordings by others.

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Whiskey Jack- The Songs and Stories of Stompin’ Tom Connors

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October 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$35 - $38

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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The “Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom” concert is a personalized, behind-the-scenes portrait of Stompin’ Tom Connors. The show includes a multi-media presentation of audio, video and photos from the band’s many years on the road with Tom. Musically the show features a carefully crafted blend of Connors’ greatest hits and some of the outrageous, yet true stories of Whiskey Jack’s experiences with Tom. The band also perform songs from the performers who inspired him and who he inspired. Whiskey…

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MILF Life Crisis

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October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$32 - $35

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Created by & starring Anne Marie Scheffler. What happens when you’re newly divorced with kids? You go dating every other weekend. A new kind of relationship comedy. Because after marriage comes dating! Your whole life, you just wanted to get married and have babies. It took a bit of time to get there, but you got there. And now, your perfect life has fallen apart. You have your beautiful children and a parenting schedule with the ex. Did you really…

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John Campbelljohn & Theresa Malenfant

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October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$25 - $28

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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When one looks at the present day landscape of Ease Coast blues, two names John Campbelljohn and Theresa Malenfant, stand out as giants, legends in the making. John Campbelljohn, hails from Sydney, Cape Breton, and is a blistering instrumentalist on acoustic, slide, pedal steel and cigar box guitar and an accomplished songwriter. Over the course of his career he has worked with artists like Sting, Joni Mitchell, Emmy Lou Harris, Leonard Cohen, Joe Ely, Willie Nelson and Alvin Lee. Theresa…

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Ashley MacIsaac

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October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$32 - $35

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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One of the most celebrated East Coast roots musicians of all time, having sold in excess of 500,000 albums, Ashley has garnered international acclaim by playing the fiddle in traditional Cape-Breton style, while adding his own spin, mixing genres and updating Celtic music to appeal to a broader spectrum of fans, He has appeared on the Conan O’Brian show, the Today show and has been a spotlight at international festivals, theatres and halls all over the world.

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Bev ‘n’ Marc ~ Classical Series

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October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$22 - $25

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deCoste Performing Arts Centre, 99 Water Street
Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0 Canada

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Beverly Johnston and Marc Djokic create a super-energy in a completely new dynamic performance. Combining violin with FX pedals, marimba, vibraphone, hand drums and sometimes a musical saw, the dup display their individual and combined virtuosity with a doen-to-earth approach! Bev ‘n’ Marc’s eclectic programming embraces tonal and melodic contemporary compositions, creating a riveting visual and aural presence. Beverly is one of Canada’s leading percussionists, having recorded 6 solo CDs and performing extensively throughout the world. She teaches at the…

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