From rocking Halifax’s Marquee Club to performing for the masses at Massey Hall, Joel Plaskett has forged a reputation as one of Canada’s most engaging performers and respected singersongwriters. Joel’s songs are a perennial part of the national playlist, a fixture on “best of” lists, and the soundtrack to the lives of faithful fans across the country and around the world. His accolades over a quarter century include a JUNO, numerous East Coast Music, Canadian Folk, and Music Nova Scotia awards, and two Polaris short list nominations. An incredibly prolific songwriter, his most recent project, 44, is an ambitious box set made up of four, 11-song albums connected visually and thematically. Joel is also a noted producer and has been behind the console of his studio, helping to bring out the best sounds from many East Coast musicians. While being a nationally adored icon, around here, Joel is considered a favourite son of Folk Harbour. The Lunenburg native is the son of Festival co-Founder, Bill Plaskett, and has made several appearances on our Festival and concert series stages both solo and with his father.


Friday – 10:00 a.m. Central United Church (90-minute Alma Houston Talks – The Craft of the
Song with Joel Plaskett, Mo Kenney, and Songwriters’ Camp Participants)
Friday – 4:00 p.m. St. John’s Anglican Church (50-minute set)
Friday – 10:05 p.m. Main Stage (55-minute set)