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Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier - $30
Dec
5
7:30 AM07:30

Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier - $30

Two of Canada’s greatest roots singer-songwriters have finally done what everybody’s wanted — heck, what they’ve wanted — for years. Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier are releasing their first album together, called Two. Great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers and touring partners, the pair has been talking about this album since pretty much the day they met. Now it’s here, and it’s everything fans hoped and dreamed it would be.

The album is called Two because that’s what it is, just the two of them.

“We wanted to keep it simple and honest so we essentially made a 4-track recording, just two guitars and two vocals. Limiting ourselves this way actually helped inspire the arrangements and the performances. It forced us to dig a little deeper.”, says Gunning.

Two is made up of everything the duo excels at. There are new collaborations between the two writers, new arrangements of antique folk numbers, and some tasty, surprising covers.

Every song had to meet their very high, combined standards.

Gunning & Cormier go back 23 years when Dave had a fiddle player drop out of a show at the last minute. “He hired me for a gig when I was just back from Nashville, nobody knew me here,” says Cormier.

Two is as real as it gets. Two songwriters, interpreters, guitar players, and singers at their peak. It’s the power of the song, the highest quality from the past to the now. It’s two friends, brothers, uncompromising performers, making the album of their lives. There couldn’t be a better time to discover Gunning & Cormier, and the power of Two.

This is a “must see event” this Christmas.

Wednesday, December 5, 7:30pm at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre. Tickets $45 at Fulton’s Pharmacy or online here.

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Unforeseen. $20
Aug
23
7:30 PM19:30

Unforeseen. $20

"Unforeseen" is a unique and unforgettable experience featuring blind pianist Shelby Murray and her band of journeyman musicians', who have performed with the Glamour Puss Blues Band, Dutch Mason, 1755 and many more acclaimed recording artists. The group has performed marquee events; nationally, provincially and regionally to great acclaim and standing ovations.

The "Unforeseen" concert experience showcases the greatest rock'n'roll hit songs from yesteryear, combined with classic rock selections that include songs from: Elvis, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, CCR, Elton John, Billy Joel to name a few.

Tickets are $20 at Fulton's Pharmacy, and online at www.gracejollymore.com

 

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Sean McCann - of Great Big Sea       $30
Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

Sean McCann - of Great Big Sea $30

In partnership with TATAFEST 2018, The Grace presents Sean McCann, formerly of the renowned folk/rock group Great Big Sea.

Séan McCann – long-time singer in the iconic Canadian party band Great Big Sea, was a high functioning alcoholic burdened with a dark past. He spent 35 years drinking heavily to numb his pain and avoid his truth. In 2013, he decided to leave the band and re-invent his life.
He is now a solo artist and advocate for mental health and addiction recovery. His story is about surviving abuse, becoming sober, leaving the band and making a real difference in the world.

Listen to Sean Sing http://www.seanmccannsings.com/sing/

Tickets are $30 at Fulton's Pharmacy, and online at www.gracejollymore.com

 

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Dana Jefferson and Friends          $15
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Dana Jefferson and Friends $15

Dana Jefferson has become a popular attraction at Big Al's in Tatamagouche, featured regularly as Friday evening entertainment. He draws on an extensive repertoire to appeal to all, with the help of 2 and sometimes 3 accomplished guitar playing friends. Dana is humble and just plays for the enjoyment. Come and hear the boys on stage at The Grace and it will be your enjoyment that is suitably enhanced. Tickets only $15 at the door.

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Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers         $20
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers $20

The members of the group are vocalist Hubert Francis star of Brookes Diamond production, “Drum” from Elsipogtog First Nation, Evan Syliboy formerly with Lonecloud and bassist/composer/sound designer & sound editor Lukas Pearce of Halifax NS and group leader, percussionist/storyteller Alan Syliboy. The show consists of songs, stories (narrative about The Thundermaker) accompanied by multi-media art film and live performance.

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Celtic Rant        $15
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

Celtic Rant $15

Drawing on the rich repertoire of East Coast Celtic tradition of intricate instrumentals, sea shanties, Irish and Scottish songs, and original compositions, Celtic Rant have forged a polished sound around the guitar, fiddle, pipes, mandolin, and excitingly robust vocal harmonies. They have been performing in festivals and clubs throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI and have been building a steady base since 2006 – the year the band started.  

They recorded the debut “Celtic Rant” and follow up recording “Encore” with producer Don Chapman. The newest CD “A Clancy Rantcy” is a tribute to the legendary Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. “A Clancy Rantcy” takes Celtic Rant into exciting new territory.

Celtic Rant consists of Victor Fraser on vocals, guitar, tenor banjo and fiddle, Rob Wigle on vocals, guitar, mandolin and bouzouki, and Rob Greene, who also does vocals and plays bass guitar, fiddle and pipes.

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Tickets are $15 at Fulton's Pharmacy, at the door and online at www.gracejollymore.com

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Addison Locke in Concert.      $15
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

Addison Locke in Concert. $15

Born and raised in Lunenburg county Nova Scotia, and a former resident of Pictou County, Addison Locke has been entertaining audiences throughout the region and beyond since 1984

Addison has recorded in Nashville, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and began offering full length concerts in 2008 after launching his first long playing CD titled. "Addison Locke...What Have You Done". He is honoured to have recorded his CD in the Dave Gunning Studios

Addison knows that the key to joy in the music industry is found 'on the ground' singing for live audiences. He holds to his idea that the finest artists are also fine people filled with genuine affection and respect for their fans.

Quiet and humble by nature, Addison offers sincere and wildly true stories about where his songs originate and the characters that inspired them. Those who attend Addison's live concerts leave his shows knowing him and leave feeling that he genuinely loves each one of them.

Tickets are $15 at Fulton's Pharmacy, at the door and online at www.gacejollymore.com

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Hillsburn - March 16, 2018
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Hillsburn - March 16, 2018

The Grace is delighted to welcome back Hillsburn. This is an exciting and energetic award winning folk/pop/rock band.

In 2016/2017, Hillsburn released their debut full-length album, and sold out shows across Canada. The Halifax based band won the Canadian Folk Music Award for “New/Emerging Artist of the Year” and a 2017 East Coast Music Award for "Fans' Choice Video of the Year." 

The new album, "The Wilder Beyond" comes out February 2. Use the links below to listen to some of the new tunes. They return to The Grace on March 16, 7:30. Don't miss them!!

http://hillsburn.com/videos/

The Wilder Beyond - audio samples

See a recent article in The Coast

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The Swinging Belles
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

The Swinging Belles

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2016 Juno winners, The Swinging Belles, a swing band for kids from St. John's, NL, are intent on getting both kids and adults to kick up their heels and have a swinging good time with the whole family!

Tickets available at The Grace, or online or at Fulton's Pharmacy, Tatamagouche. Adults $20 / Children 10 and under FREE.

This tour is part of the Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) and RADARTS' Canada 150 Performance Series. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada. 

Listen to them perform "Bounce Back". 

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Valdy in Concert
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Valdy in Concert

Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for over 34 years. He's a singer, guitarist and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.

Remembered for Play Me a Rock and Roll Song, Valdy has sold almost half a million copies of his 13 albums, has two Juno Awards (Folk Singer of the Year and Folk Entertainer of the Year), a total of seven Juno nominations and four Gold albums to his credit.

Tickets $25/$20 for seniors and students.

Available at Fulton's Pharmacy, at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre and online.

 Sponsored in part by Tatamagouche Foodland.

Sponsored in part by Tatamagouche Foodland.

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Jake Duggan in Concert
Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

Jake Duggan in Concert

Sponsored by Forbes Bros., Denmark.

There is a new country star on Nova Scotia's North Shore. Jake Duggan is turning heads and for good reason. He's just that darn good. You'll be impressed with the calibre of this young talent. Accompanied by his band, Jake will be featured at The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre on Sat. Sept. 9, at 7:30. Don't miss it!

Admission $15. Tickets available at Fulton's Pharmacy, Tatamagouche and online at www.gracejollymore.com/tickets

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Stoney Creek - Old Country / Bluegrass on The Senator's Stage
Jul
16
2:00 PM14:00

Stoney Creek - Old Country / Bluegrass on The Senator's Stage

Outdoor concert by an authentic Old Country trio performing classics - Haggard, Jones, Owens, Williams, Cash, etc. They come with a bluegrass background and lots of experience. An ecclectic mix of bluegrass, jazz, gospel, rock, pop and folk. Something for everyone. Bring a chair. $10 at Fulton's Pharmacy in Tatamagouche or at the door.

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