Celtic Colours International Festival Announces Line-up for 2011

The line-up for 2011 Celtic Colours International Festival was announced on Monday and organizers are excited about what’s in store for their 15th Anniversary.

Celtic Colours will be exploring our Cajun and Appalachian connections in 2011 with this year’s Artists in Residence: songwriter Ron Bourgeois from Cheticamp and Old Time Appalachian fiddler and singer Bruce Molsky from the US.

“We’ll be getting to know more about our Celtic cousins to the South as we broaden our understanding of the roots and branches of Celtic traditional music,” Joella Foulds says, the Festival’s Artistic Director. “An emphasis on song this year will help tell the story of the connections and how they came to be.”

Cape Breton’s Celtic Colours opens October 7 with a concert in Port Hawkesbury called “Distant Sons and Daughters” and closes October 15 with a concert featuring the Barra MacNeils and guests from throughout the festival in “The Barra MacNeils’ Celtic Roots and Branches” at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney.

This closing concert is one of a couple of special projects being featured at Celtic Colours this year. The October 12 concert “Women of Song” will bring together eight outstanding women singers from Scottish, Appalachian, Acadian, Gaelic and Cape Breton traditions and the October 13 concert “My Old True Love: The Songs that Bind”, will explore the shared Scottish/Appalachian history through an intimate song circle. The Acadian roots of Cajun music will be celebrated in the Acadian communities of D’Escousse and Cheticamp, and of course there will be plenty of Gaelic songs and Irish tunes throughout the Festival.

Along with the usual shows dedicated to Celtic music featuring Cape Breton fiddlers, piping, guitar, piano, Gaelic song and dancing, concerts will also celebrate the contribution of legendary Cape Breton composer Dan R. MacDonald, and pay tribute to Alice Freeman for hosting ceilidhs in Inverness for over 20 years.

Festival organizers are very excited to welcome the Black Family from Ireland for the first time including sister Mary Black, BeauSoliel avec Michael Doucet from Louisiana, dancer Nic Gareiss, and Appalachian singer and banjo-player Sheila Kay Adams.

Popular performers from past festivals visiting this year include Blazin’ Fiddles, Dougie MacLean, Karine Polwart, Archie Fisher, Ron Hynes, James Keelaghan, Cathy Ann MacPhee, and Anna Massie. Returning from last year are Old Man Luedecke, Tim Edey, Lewis MacKinnon, Niamh Ní Charra, and the MacKenzie Brothers.

Artists new to the Festival this year include Ireland’s Alan Kelly Quartet, the April Verch Trio from the Ottawa Valley, Scottish Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, and Cape Breton’s own bluegrass legends in the making Crowdis Bridge.

And of course, no Celtic Colours would be complete with our very own favourites like Ashley MacIsaac, J.P. Cormier and the Elliot Brothers, Mary Jane Lamond, Wendy MacIsaac, Carl MacKenzie, Winnie Chafe, Howie MacDonald, Brenda Stubbert, Doug MacPhee, Dave MacIsaac, the Colin Grant Band, Glenn Graham, Rodney MacDonald, Marc Boudreau, Douglas Cameron, Maybelle Chisholm McQueen, Dwayne Cote, Troy MacGillivray and Kimberley Fraser.

As usual, Celtic Colours will present a full complement of Cultural Experiences in communities all around Cape Breton Island and the nightly Festival Club at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s.

Tickets for Celtic Colours International Festival go on sale July 11, 2011. They can be purchased at the Festival Box Office, located at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion in Sydney, online, or by phone—567-3000 (local) or 1-888-355-7744 (toll free). For the complete lineup of Celtic Colours, to view video highlights from 2010, or purchase tickets, visit http://www.celtic-colours.com.

About Celtic Colours

For nine days in October, Cape Breton Island hosts a unique celebration of music and culture as the Celtic Colours International Festival presents dozens of concerts all over the island, an extensive line-up of community events, and a nightly Festival Club. Since its 1997 debut, Celtic Colours has become one of Canada’s premiere musical events, and a cultural highlight of Nova Scotia’s tourism season, collecting accolades from regional music awards to national and international tourism awards.

The Flairs Announce Shut Up and Drive & North American Tour

The Flairs Announce Shut Up and Drive & North American Tour

(PRWEB) April 15, 2006

After creating a buzz with their 2004 debut EP, The Flairs are ready to rock the world with the new full length CD Shut Up and Drive. The first single and video is a spin on Skid Row’s “18 & Life” which will hit rock radio this month, with the CD being released May 16th in Canada (Pacific Music/Warner) and June 13th in the U.S (Burnside). Hard-working as ever, The Flairs are preparing for their intensive cross Canada and US tours which kick off in Vancouver May 19th.

After virtually growing up in Tuuli and opening for bands such as The Donnas, Disturbed and Rock legends Cheap Trick, Dawn Mandarino (vocals and guitar) and Jen Foster (drums and vocals) decided to form their own band. The Flairs story started in the summer of 2002 when Dawn and Jen met Bif Naked’s guitar slinger, Gillian Hanna (lead guitar and vocals) as they played North American outdoor festivals and concerts. All three found the common ground and added Gillian’s brother Ryan Hanna (bass) to the trio and the band was officially born.

The Flairs attribute their unique sound to their individual influences; Dawn’s love for the Ramones, Jen’s ska-influenced punk in the vein of the Dance Hall Crashers, and Hanna’s passion for heavy guitar rock groups like Metallica and Guns ‘N Roses. Those influences go hand in hand with the bands that initially sparked their imagination like Veruca Salt, Nirvana, Garbage and Stone Temple Pilots. In the mix, they have created a sound they can call their own.

The Flairs constantly tour across North America appearing at festivals such as NXNE, Canadian Music Week, New Music West, Seattle’s ROCKRGRL Conference and L.A.’s International Pop Overthrow. They have shared the stage with David Lee Roth, Vanilla Ice and Robin Black. Two videos from their 2004 EP “Ready to Roll” and “Falling into Pieces” were played on MuchMusic on a regular basis.

The Flairs are also about to shoot a video for their second single off the album “Sorry 4 Lovin’ You” to be released during the 2006 summer tour. The Flairs are a forceful live act that continues to expand their already rabid-fan base with passion and drawing power. http://www.theflairs.com http://www.myspace.com/theflairs.com

2006 Tour Dates

Canada: (more tbc)

May 13th         The Azure – Vancouver, BC

May 19th         Lamplighter – Vancouver. BC

May 26th         Underground, Calgary. AB

May 27th         Velvet Underground, Edmonton, AB

May 28th         Drake Inn, Canmore, AB

May 29th         Wild Bills, Banff, AB

May 30th         Tongue ‘n’ Groove, Lethbridge, AB

May 31st         Distrikt, Regina, SK

June 1st             Roxy, Saskatoon, SK

June 2nd            Zoo, Winnipeg, MB

June 3rd            Kilroy’s, Thunder Bay, ON

June 6th            Foundation, Barrie, ON

June 17th         Zaphod’s, Ottawa, ON

June 23rd         Phog Lounge, Windsor, ON

June 24th         Call The Office, London, ON

U.S. Dates: (more tbc)

June 26th         Shadow Lounge, Pittsburgh, PA

June 28th         The Loft, York, PA

June 29th         Dragonfly, Harrisburg, PA

July 11th         Swayze’s, Atlanta, GA

July 21st         Headhunters Club, Austin, TX

July 25th         Burt’s Tiki Lounge, Albuquerque, NM

July 27th         Dive Bar, Las Vegas, NV

July 28th         Kiss or Kill Club, Los Angeles, CA

July 29th         The Anarchy Library, Downey, CA

July 30th         Zombie Lounge, San Diego, CA

July 31st         Cat Club, Los Angeles, CA

Aug 5th            G Street Pub, Sacramento, CA

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Rise Ashen’s New Album Release, Earth Dragon on FossilFuel Records

Rise Ashen’s New Album Release, Earth Dragon on FossilFuel Records

(PRWEB) March 7, 2003

Rise Ashen’s new album, earth dragon, will be released on Thursday March 13, 2003 at Bar 56-The Collection 56 Byward Market in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and mondomedeusah will be there to feel the groove!! The show will feature Blissom and Rise Ashen on decks and Juan Carlos Noria on Canvas.

Releases are planned for Toronto, Canada on March 26 with Denise Benson at Glide (that show will also feature Blissom and Rise Ashen), and for April 3 at Therapy with Jojo Flores in Montreal, Canada…sounds like a good one!!

Grammy award winner Roger Sanchez just licensed Rise Ashen’s “Second Wind” for his new mixed CD. You can check out Blissom’s remix of Rise Ashen’s torn on Glücklich 5. If you haven’t bought the new Rise Ashen single on Bombay Records, it features a new club mix and a dub by Miguel Graca and Pat Dream.

Check out the Rise Ashen and Trevor Walker mix of Jaeson Lee’s “Cirque West” track on Sunburn Records, and on Afroart, the dancefloor killer Batucada Ostinata by Ashen and Walker.

Blissom, Rise Ashen and Trevor Walker

have been in the studio producing what is bound to be the most out-there jazz-dance album on the Fossilfuel Label to date. Crazier than a bunch of loons in the studio, rumor has it the trio are going to call themselves B.A.W. (not to be confused with that other acronym from NYC

FossilFuel Recordings http://www.fossilfuel.ca

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Toronto residents have a new hang out on the web.

Toronto residents have a new hang out on the web.

(PRWEB) July 25, 2003

Are you one of those hundreds of thousands of Canadians that love a good discussion on the ‘net? If so, you probably want to check out the recently opened website: http://www.talktoronto.com Topics for everyone in Toronto, and from the rest of Canada as well.

“We’re new to the scene, so we’re trying to motivate people to become active on our site. We offer free new release movie rentals each time you hit 100 posts” says Derek Malloy who opened the site.

“And that’s all out of pocket, I just want people to come to the site and have a good time”.

Although the site is geared to individuals 18 and over, the online community is free, and all are welcome.

“We started off just aiming at folks from Toronto, but we’ve added areas for everyone in Canada to speak their mind if they choose”

Derek is referring to topic rooms created with names like:

Oral in Ottawa, Windy in Winnipeg, Roaring in Regina, and Vocal in Victoria.

“We’re hoping to expand the service and purpose of the site very soon, with weather information, lottery results, news feeds and horoscopes” he adds.

So if you’re a message board lover, and discussions about news, dance clubs, nightlife, and other Toronto events get you excited, you’ll want to swing by http://www.talktoronto.com

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The Love Movement Episode 2: Mondo Rooftop Party Featuring DJ Trevor Walker

The Love Movement Episode 2: Mondo Rooftop Party Featuring DJ Trevor Walker

(PRWEB) August 10, 2005

Back by popular demand, The Love Movement Series is back. Episode 2 will be located at The Stout Brothers Pub in Ottawa, Canada 1344 Bank Street. The Mondo Rooftop Party will feature the sounds of DJ TREVOR WALKER of LifeBoogie with his diverse blend of Afro Brazilian/Cuban/Latin, Classic House, Deep House grooves, funk, soul and breaks.

First Draw: This year we will be giving away a trip for 2 to CUBA courtesy of PartyBusTravel.com All you have to do to enter is Purchase your tickets online to The Love Movement Episode II – Mondo Rooftop Party, it’s that simple! Once you secure your spot in our ballot you can dance with us under a cherry moon to the deep sounds of DJ Trevor Walker: LifeBoogie! (CKCU 93.1 FM – The Undergrove Show Wed. 12-2am).

Second Draw: With every online ticket purchase and ballot entry at the party, you will be entered into our draw to win the new Xbox 360 courtesy mondomedeusah software consulting. Release date: November 2005. The winners will be announced on December 31, 2005.

More prizes includes travel discounts to Montreal, Toronto, New York City and other travel destinations. Get away this winter and head to the warm, white sands of Cuba on us! While staying in Cuba, you will party at some of the hottest clubs, beach parties and rooftop parties under the hot sun! You can be that lucky winner at the mondomedeusah Love Movement 2 – Mondo Rooftop Party!

main event: Witness the live nude art fashion shoot of “SKIN” as Trevor Walker keeps the heat on the dance floor! YOU, the audience will be the backdrop to this exotic nude art fashion live photo shoot which will debut in mondomedeusah New York. This type of spread has never been done by any fashion house or online media shop anywhere! Come to the Mondo Rooftop Party, join us and make history with mondomedeusah creative. We’ve covered such events as The New York City Fashion week, L.A Fashion Week, The Canadian Juno Music Awards, but The Love Movement Episode II Mondo Rooftop Party will be an event that you won’t want to miss as we cap off the summer in style!

appetizers: LOVE visuals by ~Mental Ejaculation~

exotic body painting

desert: Exotic Body Shots

Tickets: $ 20 / door opens at 8pm until 3am

bring your bongos, whistles and your stamina!

Upper deck indoor(rain)

Upper deck indoor and patio(shine)

There is no guest list for this event.

U.S residents book your Long Weekend in Canada at The Love Movement Episode II – Mondo Rooftop Party. Hotel and flight packages available. Call us today: 1-888-339-4695 to book your package.

Party at some of the hottest beach parties, rooftop parties and clubs in Cuba!


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