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July 2019

A Terry Kelly Pub Night

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July 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$20 - $40

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

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Terry Kelly has been a favourite summer performer at the deCoste for decades. With seven full-length recordings, millions of miles of touring and an inspiring live show, Terry has earned extensive awards ranging from ECMAs to an Order of Canada. On July 4th Terry will help us kick off Lobster Carnival weekend with a lively evening of his original and favourite East Coast tunes. In partnership with the Lobster Carnival we are pleased to offer you a lobster cold plate…

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A Maritime Kitchen Party ~ Presented by Neptune Theatre

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July 9 @ 7:30 pm - July 10 @ 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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Come celebrate a Nova Scotian tradition! Hosted by a stunning cast of East Coasters: Celia Koughan, Karen Lizotte, Malia Rogers, and award -winning musician Ian Sherwood, featuring special guests from the East Coast Music scene, this ceilidh is an all-around good time.  Full of singing, dancing and fun, its the perfect opportunity to grab your friends, bring your family, raise a glass and share a laugh or two! Created by Ian Sherwood & Jeremy Webb Directed by Laura Caswell Musical…

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Shannon Quinn & Special Guest Alan Murray (SCO)

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July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$25

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

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Shannon Quinn, of Halifax, has been performing as a fiddler/vocalist for the past 16 years. She has won numerous awards and earned her music degree from the renowned ‘Humber College’ in Toronto. Shannon has performed in Canada, the United States, England, Scotland, Germany and the Netherlands. She has worked with diverse artists/shows, ranging from Cirque Du Soleil to the Chieftains to Symphony Nova Scotia. Shannon’s third album, Watchmaker, released January 2019, is a modern, Celtic concept album based on the…

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26th Annual No. 2 Construction Battalion Remembrance Ceremony

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July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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This is the 26th Anniversary of the recognition service held to honour the memory of the No. 2 Construction Battalion C.E.F., Canada’s first and only all Black regiment during World War I, established in 1916; 103 years ago along the shores of Pictou. Join us as we commemorate these historically important individuals in our country’s war story.

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A Summer Ceilidh with Spyder Macdonald, Doris Mason & Jason Brushett

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July 16 @ 7:30 pm - July 18 @ 9:30 pm
$25

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

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Join us for a fun evening of songs, stories and laughter with three of the regions busiest and best artists. Spyder Macdonald has been sharing his songs and good cheer for over 30 years, celebrating Pictou County’s rich history and stories. He has graced the deCoste stage hundreds of times and is in engaging, talented host and performer. Doris Mason is a celebrated songwriter, pianist and a well-known performer on the East Coast music scene. Over the years she has…

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Scandinavian String Alliance

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July 23 @ 7:30 pm - July 24 @ 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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Cape Breton Summertime Review

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July 28 @ 7:30 pm - July 29 @ 9:30 pm
$55

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

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The Cape Breton Summertime Revue is a popular music and comedy production which features comical, topical and local content, mixed with a light-hearted Cape Breton perspective and top-notch original and traditional music. Many of Cape Breton Island’s most successful musicians and actors have been part of the Cape Breton Summertime Revue – Maynard Morrison, Bette MacDonald, the Rankin Family, Rita MacNeil, and Natalie MacMaster, to name just a few. The 2019 Summertime Revue is happy to welcome back Gemini Award winner Bette MacDonald to the cast. The show also features…

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August 2019

Rum Ragged – from Newfoundland

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August 5 @ 7:30 pm - August 6 @ 9:30 pm
$25

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

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From spirited instrumentals to heartfelt ballads, traditional Newfoundland band Rum Ragged pays homage to the greats that came before them while carving out a fresh, unique sound of their own. Formed by singer/guitarist  Mark Manning and singer/accordion player Aaron Collis just three years ago, they have expanded to a four-piece with Anthony Chafe on bodhran and Michael Boone on bass and banjo. Together they deliver the full traditional musical experience, whether it is an intimate pub show or a spirited…

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Celebrating the Music of Don Messer with Heather Cameron and Friends

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August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$25

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

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Don Messer was a Canadian musician, band leader, radio broadcaster, and defining icon of folk music during the 1960s. His CBC Television series Don Messer’s Jubilee (1959-69) featured Messer’s down-east fiddle style and the “old-time” music of Don Messer and His Islanders. It was one of the most popular and enduring Canadian television programs of the 1960s. The show became a Launchpad for many up-and-coming artists of the day; Catherine MacKinnon and Stompin' Tom to name a few. Heather Cameron…

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Musical Buddies | Buddy MacDonald, the Putnam Family & Mary Beth Carty

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August 13 @ 7:30 pm - August 14 @ 9:30 pm
$25

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

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Buddy MacDonald, one of Cape Breton’s most musically talented individuals, leads this entertaining cast of artists for a two night series. Buddy has toured the world from the Shetland Islands to Dollywood, sharing his uplifting spirit and songs. You might know some favourites like “Getting Dark Again” and “Wild Mountain Thyme”. The Putnam Family, comprised of Alycia on fiddle, her father Robert on guitar and mother Kelly on electric bagpipes makes for a dynamic, high energy family band blending traditional…

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