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Music From the Next Generation – Feb 28

The "Music From the Next Generation" youth concert is once again upon us.  Happening at the Pearl Theatre in Lunenburg on Saturday, February 28, beginning at 7:30, the show will feature 4 terrific young performers, sure to be the next stars in the Maritime music scene. Performing this year are: Kaylyn Turner Kaylyn ...

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Rose Cousins

Folk Fiesta! 2015 — March 28 at Mahone Bay Centre

The 2015 version of Folk Fiesta!... ...is well into its planning and we are pleased to be able to announce the line-up, whch is also a sneak preview into performers who will be coming to the 30th Anniversary Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival from August 6-9, 2015. This year's fund raising event will ...

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Good Lovelis at the Wharf

The Good Lovelies Write ‘Home’

Our Love to Lunenburg, NS August 13, 2014 On Thursday night we arrived at the Halifax Airport and were greeted by three festival volunteers. We packed our bags and instruments into their cars and headed toward Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Lunenburg is a small and beautiful harbour town, boasting great restaurants, cool shops like, ...

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Charles Town Maroons Drummers

CHARLES TOWN MAROONS UNABLE TO ATTEND FESTIVAL

August 6, 2014, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia  –  The Charles Town Maroons Drummers and Dancers will not be performing at the 29th annual Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival this year. Earlier in the summer, band leader Colonel Franklin Lumsden sustained an injury and he is unable to travel to perform at the festival. “Obviously, ...

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Kate Read

Kate Read & Madelyn Chiasson to Perform at Festival

Kate Read is a 17 year old vocal student from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. Kate won the 2014 Senior Class Folk Harbour Festival Award and J. C. Aulenbach Rose Bowl Award at this year’s Lunenburg and District Music Festival. Kate started her vocal training at age 11.  Kate loves to sing and ...

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History-Jim Pittman

Jim Pittman Award Winners

The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society Presents its annual Jim Pittman Awards The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society established the Jim Pittman Awards to honour one of its founding members as well as to promote folklore and heritage education among the students of Lunenburg County.  Jim Pittman, a poet, songwriter and long-time friend of the Lunenburg ...

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2014 Summer Students to Start Soon

The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society is pleased to announce that we have hired summer students employees Jessica Hebb of Dayspring and Alexander Greek of Lunenburg to handle logistics leading up to our 29th annual Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival August 7-10.   We had many talented applicants and appreciate the interest of all ...

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2014 Folk Fiesta! Beats Expectations

The 2014 edition of Folk Fiesta!, the Folk Harbour traditional mid-year fund raiser, beat all expectations this year on many levels.  For one thing, the talent that took the stage was outstanding.  They represent the performers who have already been signed up for this year's summer Festival (August 7-10). Christine Campbell, ...

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Music From the Next Generation Youth Concert Great Success

On March 1, 2014, the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society presented its fifth annual Music From the Next Generation concert at the Pearl Theatre.  By all accounts, this was a success!  There were close to 200 people in attendance thanks to the great talent that was rounded up to grace the stage. ...

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Headliner - Dave Gunning

David Gunning Wins “Hockey Night in Canada Song Quest”

You heard it here first.  Our own alumnus (many times over) David Gunning of Pictou, Nova Scotia was selected from over 1000 entrants in the 2013 "National Hockey League Canada Song Quest".  His song, A Game Goin' On was selected and announced on the New Year's Day Winter Classic.  David's song ...

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