Upcoming Events

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.

Vocal Workshop (1)

Host: Louis Robitaille


The Sanctified Brothers

Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem


Commercial Tent

Start: August 8, 2014 10:00 am
Venue: St. John's Anglican Church
Townsend & Cornwallis