Folk Fiesta! is the evening where we’ll announce the artist lineup for our 2022 Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival, and have 3 of those artists perform in person at the Lunenburg Opera House! Folk Fiesta is planned for March 26th as a songwriters’ circle featuring Cassie and MaggieDave Gunning, and Terra Spencer.

  • Tickets go on sale Tuesday February 22nd at noon. Ticketpro link here to purchase tickets is best as they may sellout online quickly, or call the LFHS office at (902) 634-3180, or Ticketpro at 1-888 311-9090
  • Covid-19 restrictions currently require social distancing and masks. Therefore ticket sales need to be limited to 85 seats. Please read our Covid Policy for this event
  • Tickets are $35 (taxes included), and $17.50 for those 25 years and under.
  • Doors open at 6:45pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Photo from the event. Credit Kerry Jarvis.

Dave Gunning

With Folk Harbour Festival performances dating back to 2004, Dave Gunning is a much-loved performer who displays his honest, emotionally rich songs every time he takes the stage. A master craftsman, Dave’s extensive discography includes his tribute to John Allan Cameron (2010), a collaboration with JP Cormier (Two, 2017), and his newset release, Up Against the Sky (2019). Dave’s song, “A Game Going On” from his album No More Pennies won the 2013 Hockey Night in Canada Song Quest, and “These Hands” is not only an award-winning song (ECMA’s 2013 Song of the Year) but also an enormously popular children’s book. From Up Against the Sky, here is “In the Time I Was Away”.

Terra Spencer

Nova Scotian funeral director-turned-songwriter Terra Spencer is rapidly winning over audiences with her fingerstyle guitar playing, her warm voice, her onstage humour, and her absolutely stellar songwriting. Folk Harbour audiences already know about Terra’s abilities as a natural storyteller; her most recent appearance on our stage was in November 2021 as part of Catherine MacLellan’s holiday concert. Terra’s self-produced second album, Chasing Rabbits, was named the 2021 Music NS Folk Recording of the Year. From that recording, here is Lunenburg Moon.

Cassie and Maggie

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald were raised in Antigonish, NS, surrounded by the Celtic music traditions of the Maritimes. Their sound is a remarkable blend of these traditions – fiery reels, lilting polkas, and Scottish and Irish influences. Their captivating sound is driven by Cassie’s lively fiddling, and Maggie’s beautiful guitar and piano playing, with the special depth that comes when siblings create music together. The Willow Collection, their 2016 recording, was named Best Traditional Album at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards. From that album, here is “Hangman”.