Upcoming Events

July 27, 2014

Morgan Davis

Presented at the Museum Wharf in partnership with the Wooden Boat Reunion

morgan-davis-1For nearly four decades Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour.  Originally from Detroit, Davis grew up listening to a prolific mix of rhythm and blues. The music of Jimmy Reed, Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino was in the air. He later moved to California with his family, and then in 1968 left for Canada.

While living in Rochdale College, Toronto’s mecca for the subculture of the late 1960′s, he immersed himself in the study of Delta Blues, especially the music of Robert Johnson. Toronto’s music scene in the early 1970′s was the perfect place for Davis to cut his teeth as a journeyman, having the opportunity to see and play with many legendary performers. Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Snooky Pryor, Hubert Sumlin, and John Hammond were encouraging supporters.

His most recent recording, “Drive My Blues Away” on Electro-Fi records is his first solo disc. His previous recording “At Home In Nova Scotia”, pays homage to Atlantic Canada where he has been a resident since 2001.

Web Site

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Start: July 27, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg
Cost: Free Will Donation

August 3, 2014

Turpin’s Trail

Turpins TrailTurpin’s Trail is a Kingston-based quartet consisting of Brian Flynn, Jon McLurg, Chris Murphy and Noah St. Amand.

With a closet-full of over a dozen instruments and a wealth of great original & traditional songs and tunes, Turpin’s Trail brings together four of Kingston’s most accomplished musicians.  Individually, the members of Turpin’s Trail have shared the stage with the likes of David Francey, Sarah Harmer, Ron Hynes, J.P. Cormier, Fred Eaglesmith, Leahy and the Masterless Men.  Since forming last year, Turpin’s Trail has played such great venues as the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, and Kingston’s K-Rock Centre, and embarked on a tour of Cape Breton last fall.

Web Site and Video

Start: August 3, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Lunenburg Heritage Bandstand
Cumberland & King, Lunenburg
Cost: Free Will Donation

August 7, 2014

Folk Steps: African Nova Scotian Folk Traditions

Host: Shauntay Grant
Featuring: George Elliot Clarke, The Sanctified Brothers, Al Johnson, Des Adams, Sylvia Hamilton, Reeny Smith, Colonel Frank Lumsden and the Charles Town Maroons Drummers and Dancers.


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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters.

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Start: August 7, 2014 9:00 am
Venue: Zion Lutheran Church
Fox & Cornwallis
Cost: $42A / $21Y

Youth Songwriting Clinic

Hosts: Keith Mullins, Carmel Mikol, Ben Caplan


Sponsored by


Start: August 7, 2014 9:00 am
Venue: Central United Church Hall
Lincoln & King
Cost: $21

Pre-Festival Event – Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

MC David Friendly


This concert is provided for visitors to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and requires a museum admission fee.

Sponsored by Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Start: August 7, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Bluenose Drive
Cost: Museum Admission

Pre-Festival Event – Harbour View Haven Private Concert

MC Angela Churchill

Sprag Session

Sponsored by 

Start: August 7, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Harbour View Haven
Blockhouse Hill

Mainstage (1)

MC: Jeff Davis & Don Osburn

Alan Jeffries and 50 Shades of Blue == Christine Campbell == Ian Sherwood == Sprag Session

Ennis == Bruce Guthro

Concert Sponsor

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Start: August 7, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Canadian Heritage Mainstage
Blockhouse Hill
Cost: $42A / $21Y or Day Pass or Festival Pass

August 8, 2014

School of Folk (1)

Workshop - Songwriting:

MC Angela Churchill

Ben Caplan

Carmel Mikol

Keith Mullins


Old Fish Factory

Start: August 8, 2014 10:00 am
Venue: Central United Church
Cumberland & King

Dance Workshop (1)

Host: Angela McKinnon

10:00 – 11:00: GYPSY JAZZ  Gypsophilia

11:00 – 12:00: JAMAICAN RHYTHMS The Charles Town Maroons Drummers & Dancers



Start: August 8, 2014 10:00 am
Venue: St; John's Parish Hall
Cornwallis & Townsend

Alma Houston Talks (1)

Host: Marilyn Keddy

Poets at Work

George Elliot Clarke

Shauntay Grant

Start: August 8, 2014 10:00 am
Venue: Zion Lutheran Church Hall
136 Cumberland St.