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August 2018

Cape Breton Summertime Revue 2018

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August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$45 - $48

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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 first took to the stage in 1977 and was an instant hit. It was a longtime favourite of deCoste Centre audiences. The time has come for the "Next Generation" to take the stage. Cape Breton Island has no shortage of talented performers who love nothing better than to celebrate what it means to live there. A stellar cast of performers had been assembled and the music, both traditional and original, speaks to their love of…

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Musical Buddies- Buddy MacDonald, Meaghan Blanchard & Spyder Macdonald

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August 14 @ 7:30 pm - August 16 @ 9:30 pm
$20

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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 famous "buddies", leads this exciting cast of artists for a three night-series.  Buddy has toured the world, from the Shetland Islands, to Dollywood, sharing his uplifting spirit and songs.  You will probably know standards like "Getting Dark Again". Meaghan Blanchard is the "other" spunky redhead from Prince Edward Island, quickly developing a successful touring career on and off the Island. Meaghan is a gifted guitarist, with a crystal pure voice and wonderful character…

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Momentary Lapse- A Pink Floyd Tribute

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August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$35

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

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Nova Scotia's ‘Momentary Lapse’ brings the audio and visual sensations of Pink Floyd to the stage, delivering favorite moments from classic Floyd albums: The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, Momentary Lapse of Reason and the Division Bell. Momentary Lapse takes you on an authentic journey into the past of one of the world’s most timeless and iconic bands by recreating one of the most legendary live shows in rock history. After a completely…

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September 2018

Voyage: A Journey of Hope

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September 7 @ 7:30 pm - September 9 @ 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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Voyage: A Journey of Hope is a rich musical experience, alive with action, laughter, dance and drama, and defined by a spirit of adventure.  The musical finds the lead characters Rory, Angus and Mary as they consider making a perilous voyage to the New World on a ship named ‘Hector’ and the trials and twists of fate that ensue. Powered by an original score and featuring some of Pictou County’s finest talents, come aboard as the ship Hector sails anew carrying the…

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The Bitterest Time: The War Story of Mona Parsons

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September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$25

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

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  The Bitterest Time – the war story of Mona Parsons tells the dramatic and true story of Canada’s unrecognized war hero: the only Canadian female civilian imprisoned by the Nazis during WWII. Her crime? Helping Allied airmen, shot down over the Occupied Netherlands, to return to England. As punishment, she served over three years of hard labour until her escape in March 1945. After three weeks walking across Germany, exchanging labour for food and shelter – all while disguised…

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Rave On – The Buddy Holly Story

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September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$37 - $40

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

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Rave On! is no ordinary tribute show. This electrifying, high-energy, rock n’ roll extravaganza features America’s premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan. Backed by the rockin’ Rave On Band, Billy breathes new life into the music of the legendary Buddy Holly. Audiences will experience all the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert, including such hits as “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be the Day”, “Oh Boy” and of course, “Rave On.” But, that’s only part of it. In a unique twist, Billy,…

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Bessie’s Keppoch Wedding

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September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$23 - $28

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

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Romance is in the Keppoch Mountain air this summer as stylish Bessie brings home an Irish lad to marry. You can be sure there will be fiddles, dancing, stories and songs. But with the church gone, the marriage will have to take place in the ceilidh house with three generations of MacLeans hosting the gathering. Bessie has a list of ideas for as elegant an event as ever happened along Boston's Charles River, but you may be sure matriarch Maggie…

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Jim Cuddy

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September 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$50

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

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Jim Cuddy has written many of the songs that have become indelible in the soundtrack of Canadian lives. Both as a solo artist and as one of the creative forces in Blue Rodeo, Jim has received nearly every accolade Canada can bestow upon a musician including 15 JUNO Awards, The Order of Canada and, along with Blue Rodeo band mates, has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, received the Governor General Performing Arts Award and a Star…

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October 2018

Martin Simpson

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October 2 @ 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 @ 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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