• Grade A Festivals,  Nova Scotia

    Halifax Urban Folk Festival

    The Halifax Urban Folk Festival (Halifax, NS) August 30 – September 6, is a celebration of songs, the people who write and sing them, and the stories surrounding their creation. It takes place annually in Halifax, Nova Scotia – a city seeping with songwriting talent – during the last week of August, through Labour Day weekend. The “Urban” in HUFF refers to the fact that it takes place in a city, rather than a field in the country, and allows the festival to use locations that aren’t at the mercy of often-unpredictable coastal weather and support live music year-round. The Halifax Urban Folk Festival has received an ‘A’ grade on…

  • Grade A Festivals,  Nova Scotia

    Lunenberg Folk Harbour Festival

    Lunenburg Folk Harbour Society Festival (Lunenburg, NS) August 6-9, is a small town festival with a big reputation. Each year, music lovers flock to this distinct UNESCO World Heritage town for the best of Folk music from across Canada and around the world. The longest running music festival in Nova Scotia and one of the oldest in Canada, this all-ages event takes place over four days in early August and offers something for everyone. Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival has received an ‘A’ on the Canadian Festival Report Card for the past three years. Visit their website for festival info! https://www.folkharbour.com/

  • Grade A Festivals,  Nova Scotia

    Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song

    Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song (Lockeport, NS) began as a project of the Shelburne County Womens’ Fishnet to provide a stage for female singers and songwriters. The first festival was a small gathering in 2005, and after the success of that event plans were made for a larger festival the following year at Seacaps Memorial Park. In 2009 the Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women & Song Society was incorporated as a non-profit organization, and the festival has grown into a weekend full of events and activities, as well as events year-round! Harmony Bazaar has received an ‘A’ on the Canadian Festival Report Card for the past three years.…

  • Grade A Festivals,  Nova Scotia

    Stan Rogers Folk Festival

    Now in its 22nd year Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, NS) July 23-26, has won many accolades and awards, and is considered one of Nova Scotia’s signature music festivals. Imagine Woodstock, but “East Coast Style” with world-class production, indoor and outdoor stages, wholesome food vendors, a diverse crafter village and endless jamming onsite and throughout the community, and showers – yes, hot showers! – in the campground. There are 800 campsites on the festival grounds and hundreds more nearby. Their definition of folk is almost limitless, it is “Music for Folks”. Stanfest received an ‘A’ grade on the Canadian Festival Report Card in 2019. Visit their website for tickets and…

  • Artists,  Nova Scotia

    Artist Spotlight: Aqua Alta / Jenn Grant

    I know I already did one this week, but then this new stuff slid across my dashboard and it stopped me in my eternal scroll and I had to share it, so here we are.  Two in one week. Except that this is actually two in one post, so three.  Well, I make the rules, such as they are, so I guess I can break them. Aqua Alta is a new project by Jenn Grant, Charles Austin, and Graeme Campbell.  So far, it’s barely more than a tease – a name, a one-pager website with no info or photos, and just three songs.  The first two got my attention, but…