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October 2018

Martin Simpson

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October 2, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$22 – $25

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

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There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. His 15 years living in the US were…

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The Young’uns

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October 5, 2018 @ 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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The Young'uns are an English folk group from Stockton, England, who are two time BBC Radio Folk Award winners for "Best Group".  They specialize in singing unaccompanied, and they perform traditional shanties, contemporary songs, and original works including "You Won’t Find Me on Benefits Street" and "The Battle of Stockton".  Their side splitting stories and banter add to the entertainment of the night. Band members Sean Cooney, David Eagle and Michael Hughes, are back by popular demand!

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July 2019

Scandinavian String Alliance

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July 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - July 24, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
$23

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

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Catch these international artists on their way to Stanfest! Scandinavian String Alliance (SSA) is a touring project created by two Scandinavian bands who are playing and singing traditional and newly composed music and songs from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. The project features the Pan-Scandinavian violin trio Fru Skagerrak and the Danish violin and guitar duo Kristian Bugge & Morten Alfred Høirup. The two acts perform individually and also join forces as a part of their show to share old Scandinavian joking songs and beautiful love songs, combined with some great…

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October 2019

Martin Simpson

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October 2, 2019 @ 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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