Shivering Songs Bring it Home for 2020

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Shivering Songs celebrate New Brunswick artists with initial 10th anniversary line-up announcement.

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The Belle Comedians will reunite for a special performance as part of Shivering Songs X. Photo: no credit

A homecoming.  That’s how the organizers behind Shivering Songs have chosen to frame the Festival’s 2020 event which takes place January 29 – February 3 in Fredericton.

Shivering Songs’ initial artist announcement, released today, highlight’s ten New Brunswick musicians, and includes both resident performers and beloved expats whose love for the province keeps them coming back.

Over the past ten years, the festival has grown to become a major event on the New Brunswick music calendar, an achievement due in no small part to the event’s willingness to grow, explore and challenge its audience. This positive direction continues for 2020 with the announcement of Mount Eerie & Julie Doiron’s Lost Wisdom, Matt Andersen, Les Hay Babies, Michael Feuerstack, Zaum, Motherhood, The Hypochondriacs and Tomato/Tomato. This year’s diverse lineup also includes a reunion show from The Belle Comedians, as well as a performance by festival founders, The Olympic Symphonium.

“It’s no mistake that this announcement celebrates so many unique New Brunswick artists,” said Festival co-organizer, Zach Atkinson. “Given the overwhelming support we’ve received from the community, it’s important for us to devote a large part of our line-up to highlighting regional talent at Shivering Songs.

“We’re thrilled to use this milestone in our own story as an opportunity to recognize the tremendous impact of New Brunswick artists on our province and beyond,” said Atkinson.

Conceived initially as a unique way for The Olympic Symphonium to celebrate the launch of their third album, The City Won’t Have Time To Fight, the first Shivering Songs festival was a folk-forward endeavour. The lineup included Catherine MacLellan, Snailhouse, Isaac & Blewett, Jon McKiel, Alan Jeffries, Tim Walker and a few others. Split between Wilmot United Church, the Capital Complex and the Boyce Farmer’s Market, the 2009 festival put a model in place that has since grown to welcome performers from a diverse mix of genres and backgrounds while giving us all a reason to leave the house during the coldest months of the year.

Full details, tickets, passes and such can be found at

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