Last week Music Nova Scotia announced its 2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards and Cassie & Maggie were awarded the Traditional/Roots Recording of the Year (presented by Warner Music Canada): Cassie and Maggie – “The Willow Collection”
Later this month the final announcement for The Canadian Folk Music awards will be announced and Cassie & Maggie are nominated for:
Traditional Album of the Year
Traditional Singer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Ensemble of the Year
Stay tuned and keep those fingers crossed!
Kudos to Connla for the great work.
Recorded at the start of their US tour this fall, Calan bring trad music to Daytrotter. Enjoy!
We are very excited to be working with Bon Debarras in the US. Already booked for Old Songs Festival and New Bedford Folk Festival in 2018, they are excited to bring their version of Quebecois entertainment to the Northeast. While most of their songs are in french, their rapport with english-speaking audiences is excellent and they never fail to charm their listeners.
Promo video here.
Here is a video they posted yesterday. Kudos to the camera person, the video is one shot.
According to Senior VP, Bill Margeson. The Awards won’t be formally given out until January 1, but Margeson states the Concert of the Year honor is a foregone conclusion. “Lots of great concerts this year, but the one featuring the best music, creativity and fun is Connla. They were introduced to America this summer, and took each venue by storm. A new force.” LiveIreland is based in Dublin, with followers worldwide.
Connla will be back in the US in August and September 2018.
To be born into royalty is luck, to earn your own place takes talent. Martin Furey does it with every performance. He will be touring North America with his brother Finnbar who, surprise surprise, is also an excellent singer and multi-instrumentalist. Video is coming soon, but here is a track in the meantime.
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage have released a video for the Woody Guthrie song, “Way Over Yonder in a Minor Key” in commemoration Woody’s passing 50 years ago on October 3rd. This is one of the lyrics that Billy Bragg and Wilco put to music a few years ago.
Have a listen.