July 27, 2014
Presented at the Museum Wharf in partnership with the Wooden Boat Reunion
For 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.
August 3, 2014
Turpin’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
August 17, 2014
Take a prolific singer/songwriter and a gifted musician and put them together and you get a fantastic repertoire of original music. Vince Morash was actually born and raised in Nova Scotia’s iconic fishing village of Peggy’s Cove. His years in a seacoast village combined with a life of travels across the country have given him a unique perspective on this country. With a huge collection of original tunes, his subject matter covers everything from the challenges of making a living as a fisherman to the the life of a donut shop server and a hundred things in between. His songs are a reflection on everyday life and some can bring a tear to your eye from sorrow or laughter.
As a musical partner, there are few musicians as versatile as James Crouse. James’ expertise on the guitar and vocal harmonies enhances all the tunes like a breeze filling a sail on a schooner.
Web Site and Music Video
August 24, 2014
Steven MacDougall is the frontman and principal writer for the multi-award winning Cape Breton rock band, Slowcoaster. While MacDougall keeps busy recording and touring with Slowcoaster’s high-energy, danceable tunes — it is by no means his only creative outlet. In 2005, MacDougall began writing with Gordie Sampson for Sampson’s album, “Sunburn”, netting two co-writing credits. In 2007, he began making writing trips to Nashville, co-writing for Gordie Sampson’s record, “For the Few and Far Between” — resulting in four co-writing credits and the start of a love affair with Music City resulting in more than 75 songs written there in the last year alone.
MacDougall has been Musical Director for the ECMA Awards Show and was a member of the three man writing team that composed the music for the 2010 Paralympic Games. MacDougall also shares his experience and talent every summer, teaching and mentoring young writers at The Gordie Sampson Songcamp.
August 31, 2014
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act, their talent is only surpassed by the joy with which they so generously share it. Exciting and innovative, they have found the perfect balance between musical integrity, and sheer entertainment. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Sisters, cohorts and collaborators, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies.
Born to a family with a rich musical heritage and raised in Nova Scotia, a province steeped in musical culture and traditions, the girls have used their unique up bringing as a springboard for their own brand of Celtic Roots music. Equally at home playing tunes passed down through generations of musicians, as seamlessly weaving themes from the Moonlight Sonata into sets of sure fire reels, Cassie and Maggie are turning heads wherever they go. And the music community has taken note; Galaxie Radio Rising Star award winners, Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for “Young Performers of the Year”, East Coast Music Award nominees for Traditional Album and double Music Nova Scotia Award nominees for New Artist and Roots Album of the year, their accolades and awards speak of a young duo that will surely continue to do great things…
Appearing on stages across Canada, the United States, France, Germany, Bermuda and the UK, the list continues to grow as people are beginning to know the names Cassie and Maggie MacDonald. Since their first festival performance at the Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in Ontario, the girls have gone on to be soloists in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo and International Polizi Show in Hamburg, Germany, perform for the French Ambassador in Paris, France, play at the independence day celebrations on Bermuda Island, the Lunenburg Folk Harbour festival, Celtic Classic festival, Stan Rogers International Songwriters festival, Festival Memoires et Racines in Jolliette, QC to name a few. This year will prove to be the busiest and most exciting yet with performances at the Milwaukee Irish Festival, Celtic Colours International festival and Ocrafolk festival in NC, again, just to name a few.
June 28, 2015
Beginning June 28, the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society is pleased to present, on behalf of our Partners, the Town of Lunenburg and the Lunenburg Board of Trade, a series of Sunday afternoon concerts on the Town of Lunenburg Heritage Society Bandstand.
We thank our Bandstand Sponsors, Kinley Drugs, TD Canada Trust Bank, Stellar Investments, and Ferrier, Kimball, Thomas Lawyers
Concerts are at 2 pm every Sunday from the Canada Day weekend to the Labour Day weekend. In the event of rain, the concert is moved into the Central United Church Hall on Lincoln Street. The concert to be held on July 26 will be located at the Wooden Boat Reunion tent site on the wharf.