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A quick look at Shivering Songs events for today, January 23.

Matthew Byrne. Photo: Chris LeDrew

The ninth annual Shivering Songs festival got underway last night with a free public performance at the Fredericton Playhouse.

There are three events happening today under the festival banner as we slowly make our way towards a very busy weekend of performances and events. Let’s take a look at what’s happening tonight.

Matthew Byrne

Matthew Byrne was born into a family of Newfoundland music makers and his repertoire is heavily influenced by his unique musical lineage. This tradition thrives on the song – the weaving of a great story with a beautiful melody – and Matthew’s music reminds us how satisfying traditional songs can be when stripped down to these basic elements. His live performance offers tasteful and honest interpretations of folk songs delivered with polished guitar work and powerful vocals. His repertoire transcends time and place with traditional songs from both sides of the Atlantic.

Matthew Byrne | Dolan’s Pub | 8 p.m. | Buy Tickets


Tortoise, The Hare, The Millionaire

A scruffy, rough-around-the-edges group decked out in plaid and denim, The Tortoise The Hare & The Millionaire are grounded in a sort of no-nonsense, straight-shooting blues rock. 

Tortoise, The Hare, The Millionaire & Friends will perform a special tribute to Neil Young and The Allman Brothers tonight at Wilser’s Room.

Tortoise, The Hare, The Millionaire | Wilser’s Room | 9 p.m. | No cover


Community Conversation: Everyday Ways to Support the Arts

Join Kyle Matthew Cunjak (Forward Music Group, Shivering Songs), Eva George (Charlotte Street Arts Centre, Paddlefest NB), Zachary Atkinson (The Capital Complex, Shivering Songs), & Julia Stewart (Bibliothèque publique de Fredericton Public Library) as they give insight into the opportunities and barriers for our cultural pillars, community organizations, and arts activists as they grow and develop. Hear from artists in the room as they share personal experiences of support systems that have fueled their careers; Highlight practical, everyday ways to show support – through online, spending, and social habits; and generate new ideas and opportunities for collaboration between artists and audiences in Fredericton. Moderated by Penelope Stevens (Motherhood, FEELS GOOD).

Community Conversation | 6:30 p.m. | Fredericton Public Library | No cover

Full festival details can be found at


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