VOLUME 20 #9 This edition of Folk Lines shines the spotlight on upcoming Weekends at the Opera House concerts and tells you how to get some of our favourite Folk Harbour merchandise.
Weekends at the Opera House, Fall 2022 We are excited to present our fall series, Weekends at the Opera House. The lineup is filled with talented, entertaining musicians with a diversity of styles. All concerts will take place at 7:30 pm at the Lunenburg Opera House (290 Lincoln Street); ticket prices and information for buying tickets can be found below. This edition of Folk Lines lists all the musicians appearing in this fall series, with special attention placed on those in the first two weekends. The October edition of Folk Lines will give full biographies and video links for musicians appearing later in the series.
Weekend #1, From the Rock: Kellie Loder (September 30) and Séan McCann (October 1).
Kellie Loder Well known to Folk Harbour fans, Kellie Loder is a singer-songwriter from NL who is taking the East Coast by storm with their evocative and powerful music. Kellie is a Juno nominee and winner of awards from Music NL and the East Coast Music Association. Recently, Kellie was awarded first runner up on the 2022 season of Canada’s Got Talent. Kellie has appeared on Folk Harbour’s Festival stage in 2019, at our “Mini-Festival” in 2021, and at our Opera House Gala in 2019. In this video , Kellie shows off their vocal, guitar, and drumming prowess in their song, “Molded Like a Monster”, live on Canada’s Got Talent. Friday, September 30: Tickets are $25 ($12.50 for those 25 years and under).
Séan McCann Séan McCann is a founder of the iconic Canadian folk rock band Great Big Sea and an Order of Canada recipient for his advocacy of people living with mental health and addiction issues. His 2021 album, SHANTYMAN, is a rollicking return to his own maritime roots and an invigorating breath of salty sea air to help shake off the negative effects of social isolation. Great Big Sea rocked the Festival Main Stage back in 1996; this is Séan’s first solo Folk Harbour performance. Click here to see Séan’s video for his song, “Rolling Sea”, featuring spectacular footage of marine animals and even more spectacular surfing wipe-outs! Saturday, October 1: Tickets are $35 ($17.50 for those 25 years and under).
Weekend #2, Music from near and far: Mo Kenney (October 14) and ECHOES + Terry Uyarak (October 15)
Mo Kenney Mo Kenney is a singer-songwriter based in Dartmouth, NS. Mo received a 2013 SOCAN Songwriting Prize for “Sucker,” a Juno nomination for the 2016 Adult Alternative Album of the Year for In My Dreams, and too many East Coast Music Awards and Nova Scotia Music Awards to count. Mo’s most recent release is Covers (2021). Mo caught the attention of Joel Plaskett when Mo was a teenager; since then, the two Dartmouth musicians have worked together extensively: they have co-written songs, Joel has produced (and co-produced) Mo’s albums, and Mo has opened for Joel on tour and also added guitar and vocals in Joel’s band. Check out Mo’s amazing cover of Patsy Cline’s “You Belong to Me” here. Friday, October 14: Tickets are $25 ($12.50 for those 25 years and under).
ECHOES + Terry Uyarak ECHOES is made up of former members of The Jerry Cans, a group that astounded Folk Harbour Festival audiences in 2019. In this new configuration, ECHOES continues to share the sounds and the culture of Nunavut. The band will make its Lunenburg appearance having just returned from a tour of Greenland. ECHOES appears with guest Terry Uyarak. Terry is a self-taught singer-songwriter and musician from Igloolik, a small and vibrant Inuit community located north of the Arctic circle between the Canadian mainland and Baffin Island in Nunavut. His video for his upbeat and catchy song, “Inuit Nunangat”, is filled with images of dog sleds, polar bears, and other beautiful scenes of life in Nunavut, and is well worth a watch and listen. Saturday, October 15: Tickets are $35 ($17.50 for those 25 years and under).
Weekend #3, Upholding traditions: Jeremy Dutcher (October 28) and Kaia Kater (October 29)
Photo: Michael Hurcomb, Shutterstock
Polaris Prize and Juno Award winner
Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained Canadian Indigenous tenor, composer, musicologist, performer, and activist.
Friday, October 28: Tickets are $55 ($27.50 for those 25 years and younger).
Photo: Polina Mourzina
Kaia Kater‘s jazz-fueled voice and deft songcraft have garnered acclaim from NPR, CBC, and Rolling Stone. Her album, Grenades (2018), was nominated for a Juno award and was long-listed for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize
Saturday, October 29: Tickets are $25 ($12.50 for those 25 years and younger).
Weekend #4, Manitoban Musicians: William Prince (November 4) and Sierra Noble (November 5)
William Prince William Prince is a Juno award-winning musician who has become one of the country’s most respected and celebrated songwriters. His appearance at the Opera House last fall was a highlight of that series. Friday, November 4: Tickets are $45 ($22.50 for those 25 years and under).
Sierra Noble Sierra Noble is a Winnipeg-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, who released their first album of traditional Métis fiddle music in 2005 as a teenager; this debut was followed by Possibilities (2008), and City of Ghosts (2016). Saturday, November 5: Tickets are $25 ($12.50 for those 25 years and younger).
Weekend #5, Folk from both sides of the pond: AHI (November 11) and Grace Petrie (November 12)
Photo: Marc Lacatell
AHI AHI (pronounced “eye”) is a singer-songwriter from Ontario. In 2017, he won the Canadian Songwriting Competition in the folk category, as well as the Stingray Rising Star Award at the Folk Music Ontario conference.
Friday, November 11: Tickets are $25 ($12.50 for those 25 years and younger).
Grace Petrie Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer from Leicester, UK. In 2010, Grace exploded onto the folk music scene with an appearance at the Glastonbury festival, where she appeared at the invitation of Billy Bragg. Saturday, November 12: Tickets are $25 ($12.50 for those 25 years and younger).
Bonus concerts: Owen Lee (Saturday, November 26) and Serena Ryder (Wednesday, November 30)
Christmas with Owen Lee Owen Lee is assembling a band to help us celebrate Christmas in style! Owen is a musician, songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer from Toronto, ON, who now calls Nova Scotia home.
Saturday, November 26:
Tickets are $25 ($12.50 for those 25 years and younger).
Serena Ryder: The Art of Falling Apart Canadian Tour 2022 Serena Ryder hardly needs any introduction to music fans. The Canadian singer-songwriter is a multiple Juno award winner, has an extensive discography dating back to 1999, and Top 10 singles such as “Stompa” and “What I Wouldn’t Do”. This is a rare opportunity to see an artist of this calibre in an intimate venue. Wednesday, November 30: Tickets are $65 ($32.50 for those 25 years and younger).
Tickets Individual ticket links are given with performer biographies above. The Ticketpro link for the entire series is here and Ticketpro can be reached at 1-888-311-9090. Tickets are also available at the Folk Harbour office—125 Montague St., Lunenburg, (902) 634-3180. We expect many of the concerts this fall to sell out. Don’t be disappointed! Get your tickets now. Ticket prices include taxes and service fees. All ticket sales are final.
Funders We gratefully acknowledge the funders of our fall series: The Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, and Music Nova Scotia / nous remercions nos bailleurs de fond pour leur appui financier pour notre série de l’automne: le Conseil des arts du Canada, Patrimoine canadien et Music Nova Scotia.
Folk Harbour Merchandise Back by popular demand! Merchandise flew off the shelves at this year’s Festival so we have ordered more of the most sought-after items. This fall, we will be selling: • Green “Songs of Peace” T-shirts ($25.00) • Red “Hooked on Folk” hoodies ($45.00) • Charcoal “Hooked on Folk” crewneck sweatshirts ($45.00) • “Peace, Love and Folk Music” canvas tote bags ($15.00) These are the same high-quality items that were sold during the Festival, supplied to us by Nor°easter Apparel. Shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies are available in small to 2XL sizes. These items will be available at our fall Weekends at the Opera House concerts or by calling the Folk Harbour office at (902) 634-3180.
Assistive Listening System Did you know that the Folk Harbour Society has an Assistive Listening System at the Lunenburg Opera House? There are options for those with and without hearing aids or cochlear implants. If this service is of interest to you and you plan to attend a fall concert, let us know you would like a device reserved for you: firstname.lastname@example.org, (902) 634-3180. You can also ask for one when you show up at the door; if we have enough, one will be provided to you for that concert.
This fall has Folk Harbour presenting the most extensive and most exciting concert series lineup ever. Save the dates to attend some of these wonderful concerts!
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Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization. They are focused on preserving and celebrating the tradition of folk music through educational programs, youth scholarships and showcasing world-class musicians from across Canada, United States and beyond.