Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent, intensity, and curiosity. Keelaghan forges his pieces with brilliantly defined craftsmanship and a monogrammed artistic vision, making him one of the most distinctive and readily identifiable voices of the Canadian scene. Armed with a songbook that has enlightened and enthralled, and been embraced, by audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one that is a perpetual journey on so many levels. Most importantly it’s a journey that has invited fans of literate and layered songwriting to be a part of his artistic expeditions, some that weave their way through marvelously etched stories of a historical nature with underlying universal themes, and others that mine the depths of the soul and the emotional trails of human relations. James will be accompanied by old friend Hugh McMillan from Spirit of the West.
Oh I’ll forgive her on the day the Devil gets on his knees to pray… With one dark, cold and chilling line you are introduced to the simple, elegant music of Scott MacKay. MacKay’s country-ish songs are standouts, riddled with one-liners that catch the sun like a freshly polished cleaver. His album Twin features fiddle, banjo and the haunting harmonies of Scott’s twin brother, Ben. With a unique voice that croons and swoons, Scott is dark and light, new but old, a bit of Johnny Cash with threads of Roy Orbison woven into the mystery of a Ray Bradbury novel.
NICK FALL NEWSLETTER PDF
Here’s a PDF of our Nick Fall 2016 newsletter. This is an interactive document. Clicking on the pictures of the performers on pages 2-4 links to their sites. Nick 2016-2017 Fall Newsletter
Tickets for the following fall 2016 concert are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets.
Vocal Harmony Workshop With The Once
Newfoundland’s multi-award winning folk trio, The Once, is acclaimed for its stellar vocal harmonies. Come share an intimate day with Geraldine, Andrew and Phil; learn their insights, techniques for building and performing vocal harmony.
Saturday November 12, 2016
9:30 – 2:30 pm Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Road N.W.
$100, (plus service fee) Limited to 30 participants.
To purchase a ticket, visit the Calgary Folk Club website.
The Once will perform at the Nick that evening.